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Straight out of a fairy-tale, the picturesque Lake Louise Ski Resort is a ski destination you need to tick off your bucket list. Surrounded by majestic terrain and christened with jaw-dropping vistas, it is one of North America’s largest ski resorts, covering over 4200 acres (1700 hectares) of skiable terrain. As one of the resorts as part of the SkiBig3 Life Ticket, it is just the start of an expansive ski haven.

Located deep in the Rockies of Banff National Park is the quaint hamlet of Lake Louise, with the awe-inspiring Lake Louise Ski Resort rising majestically above it.  Lake Louise is a 2-hour and scenic drive away from Calgary where visitors from around the globe, can fly in. If it is a winter wonderland you are looking for with endless snow adventures, and you love a little romance, then Lake Louise Ski Resort is for you.

Lake Louise Highlights

Lake Louise Ski Resort

Did someone order incredible terrain with a view? Lake Louise Ski Resort will deliver! Surrounded by the gorgeous vistas of Lake Louise, the resort expands over 4200 acres (1700 hectares) of terrain.

Known for its free ride terrain, the ski resort has a ‘front side’ and ‘back side’ to explore. With dedicated ski areas, one side of the mountain provides groomed trails for beginners to intermediates, whereas the other features powder bowls, chutes and glades for tree runs.

The resort experiences an annual snowfall of 14.75 feet (4.5m), with extensive snowmaking delivering a lengthy season from November to May. Kicking off the snow season, it plays host to The Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup, where the world’s fastest skiers begin the World Cup speed circuit with the first downhill and Super-G races of the year. Witness the thrills and adrenalin rush of this international event. Oh, and the après ski scene, with partying like the old days!

The hamlet of Lake Louise

Simply magical, Lake Louise is an iconic gem. Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park, the hamlet is known for its turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, icy glaciers and awe-inspiring scenery.

Picture-perfect, Lake Louise truly sparkles in winter. During the colder months, the lake is considered one of the world’s best ice-skating rinks. It is even home to the Ice Magic part of the Banff winter festival, where you can see magical ice sculptures come to life!

Positioned on the shores, the lake is serviced by the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the base for many activities and adventures. An elegant stay with access to many of the village’s services, this luxury resort is the most notable choice, with Lake Louise Ski Resort having no ski-in, ski-out options. It houses refined guestrooms to unwind and relax in after a day on the snow or lake, with Fairmont Gold offered for those looking for an uber-luxe stay.

There are also various alternative places to stay in Lake Louise, including the Relais and Châteaux Post Hotel, log cabins, lodges, and small hotels.

The SkiBig3 Lift Ticket

Have the best of both worlds by basing yourself at Lake Louise Ski Resort; stay in a quaint location while still experiencing a broad selection of ski resorts. As part of the SkiBig3 Lift Ticket, you can immerse yourself in the small village while still having access to a trio of resorts under one ski lift pass that connects the three resorts in the Canadian Rockies – Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt Norquay.

For skiers from all corners of the globe, you may want to consider The Ikon Pass, which allows for up to seven days of lift access across SkiBig3; or the Mountain Collective Lift Pass option allowing for two days of skiing or riding at both Lake Louise and Banff Sunshine resorts.  Our team of expert consultants can advise the best value lift ticket package for your SkiBig3 snow holiday.

With all three resorts located within the boundaries of Banff National Park, you have access to 7,748 acres (3,100 hectares) of snow, allowing you to enjoy a flexible ski experience. One day you can hit the slopes of Lake Louise, the next enjoy the original resort at Mt Norquay, or Banff Sunshine.

Exciting snow adventures (sleigh ride, dog sledding, snowshoeing)

While the supply of snow is a magnet for ski and snowboard lovers, Lake Louise provides a selection of various snow adventures to be discovered. If you are looking to live out your white Christmas dreams, horse-drawn sleigh rides along the lakeside are a romantic start to your vacation.

Are you looking for something that offers adventure? Try snowshoeing with one of the multiple tours on offer. For something the whole family will enjoy, dogsledding can be a thrill for all ages.

The romantic opportunities

If you are looking for a ski getaway that exudes romance, look no further than Lake Louise. Considered as one of the most romantic places in the world, Lake Louise is a bucket-list destination many lovers flee to when wanting to escape reality. There is something about the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise that oozes old-world romance.

A magical destination considered the best place for romantic getaways in the Banff region; the lake is a picture-perfect spot to share time. You can experience a romantic itinerary with a scenic dogsled adventure followed by a cozy, intimate moment by the fire. As for a romantic meal neither will forget; fondue for two or a high tea will leave you both full and satisfied.

An extravagant moment, Lake Louise is the ultimate place to pop the question. Surrounded by beautiful scenery on the edge of a frozen lake, this fairy tale backdrop is a proposal-worthy spot that will enhance your proposal.

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