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Lake Louise, one of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies, also features one of the great ski resorts of North America.
The Lake Louise Mountain Resort, situated on Mt. Whitehorn, boasts 139 marked ski runs and back bowls, all scattered over four mountain faces. The routes are pretty well divided among beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks, so it’s a place that offers a great deal of variety for all levels of skier. The nearby Telus terrain park is also designed to be accessible to users of all skill levels.
Four full-service day lodges are open in winter for skiers’ convenience.
There is, of course, much more to ski than just the slopes at the Lake Louise Mountain Resort. You can also go skiing across country on long trails. And you can take heli-skiing trips up to otherwise unreachable areas.
And fear not, snowboarders: All of it, including the terrain park, is open to you, too.
Tired of skiing? We know, there is no such thing. Still, many other activities await you. Bring your skates, for example, for some fine ice skating. Or you can hire a team for an excursion and become a musher for a day – trust us, there’s no more unique a way to see Lake Louise than on a dog sled!
Be sure not to miss the Lake Louise gondola. It runs year-round and provides exquisite views of the glaciers, wildflowers and natural springs in the area. It’s also a good place to look for wildlife, including, if you’re very lucky, a grizzly bear. It’s a much better place to see one of these magnificent creatures than on the hiking trail in front of you!
Some vital statistics: The base elevation of the resort is 5,400 feet (1,646 meters) and the summit tops out at 8,540 feet (2,637 meters). The season runs from early November to late April. There are nine lifts to get you to the slopes: 2 surface lifts, 1 T-bar, 1 triple chair, 3 high-speed quads, 1 six-pack and the gondola.
So, ski fans, don’t forget Lake Louise when you come to vacation in the Canadian Rockies, because this idyllic lake is far more than just another pretty place!