Lake Louise Ski Area & Terrain

As there is no ski in ski out accommodation at Lake Louise, you’ll head from the car park day lodge area either up the Grizzly Express gondola or the Glacier Express chair with both offering great open and often groomed terrain to warm up on, with the gondola being the preferred choice on the chilly mornings.

Powder Days

If you are new to the sport and find yourself arriving at Lake Louise on a powder day, no need to worry, you can head up the Top of the World Express and ski and board down Saddleback (#109) and into the renowned backside bowls. It’s a long run and will give you the experience of the backside experience via the safety of a green trail.

Intermediates on a powder day can also head up the Top of the World Express and head across to Sunset Terrace (# 23) on the front side of the resort. Spectacular views abound and you can choose to head down the main track or venture off into one of the wide-open bowls as you float down through the powder.

Expert skiers should head to the top of the Summit Platter and pop over into the Back Side. This is where you will gain access to exhilarating powder chutes, face shots, and some of the most epic terrain Lake Louise has to offer. For those of you who are very confident in the steep and deep, a heart-pumping run down “E” Gully (#128) awaits.

Lake Louise Ski Resort – Mountain Statistics

Skiable Terrain4200 acres (1700 hectares)
Vertical991 m (3250 ft)
Top Elevation2637 m (8650 ft)
Base Elevation1646 m (5,400 ft)
Average Snowfall454 cm (180 in/14 ft)
Beginner Terrain25%
Intermediate Terrain45%
Advanced Terrain30%
Winter lifts Total10
Gondolas Trams2
Chair Lifts5
Surface Lifts3
Lift Capacity14,000
Longest Run8 km (5 mi)
Mountain Restaurants11
Snowmaking680 ac (275 hectares)
Season Opens9 November, 2018
Season Closes5 May, 2019 (Estimated)

Skier in yellow and a skier in blue descend one of the many runs at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Canada's Rocky Mountains