Lake Louise resort is among the biggest and most picturesque ski resorts in North America, and is situated in the heart of the famous Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Lake Louise is surrounded by fantastic scenery dominated by the Canadian Rockies; providing the ideal backdrop for skiing.
Skiers from around the world flock to this beautiful Canadian resort and have a great time indulging in all kinds of ski activities such as Nordic skiing, back country skiing, and freestyle skiing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and so on.
The skiing season at Lake Louise is between November and May, with an average annual snowfall of about 150 inches. The maximum elevation is 8650 feet with a vertical rise of 3250 feet.
Lake Louise has a total of 113 marked runs spread out on a total area of 4200 acres. The longest run at Lake Louise is about 5 miles long. The percentage of ski runs allotted for beginners (green), intermediates (blue) and experts (black) are 25%, 45% and 30% respectively. Snowmaking is possible on 20% of the runs when required. Lake Louise also boasts limitless off-trail expeditions and acres of open snow bowls. There are a total of 10 lifts to carry you atop the rugged mountains and slopes.
Lake Louise offers world famous brilliant powder skiing facilities. Other exciting winter activities offered at Lake Louise are heli-skiing, dog sledding, ice-skating, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow cat skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and sleigh rides. To get to Lake Louise first fly to Calgary, Alberta Canada. Once you reach the Calgary airport you can take a bus and arrive at Lake Louise about 1.5 hours away. This ski resort offers cozy and comfortable lodging and accommodations to suit every budget. Some of the more popular lodgings at Lake Louise are the Lake Louise Inn, the Chateau Lake Louise, the Skoki Lodge, the Fairmont Chateau Hotel and many more. The lodges and hotels at Lake Louise provide all the essential and basic amenities for a comfortable and exciting stay. You can expect spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, fireplaces, cable T.V., Internet and computer facilities, phone and fax and so on.
For beginners there are ski schools where expert ski instructors provide private and group lessons to both adults and kids. There are plenty of shopping and dining options available at Lake Louise resort with lots of fine restaurants and shopping areas. The fine restaurants serve great Canadian cuisine and other exotic food while you shop for souvenirs, clothes, ski equipment, etc. from the various shops. An added attraction near Lake Louise ski area is the Torchlight Dinner held every Monday and Friday at Whitehorn lodge.