Ski holidays in Lake Louise

A huge ski area, renowned as one of the world’s most beautiful settings

It’s the wilderness around Lake Louise that our guests talk about the most, and really defines the area. Just a handful of shops and hotels made up Lake Louise village, making it perfect for a peaceful getaway.

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If you’re looking for lots of mileage on the slopes, this is a great spot to stay as the local area alone has over 4,200 acres of varied terrain spread across four mountain faces– it’s one of the largest in North America. The area is known for its variety, from gentle slopes and long cruisy runs, to glades and some of the Canadian Rockies most thrilling, wide open bowls. From the Top of the World Express chair, the view along the Bow Valley is one of almost unsurpassed grandeur, with an unbroken chain of towering peaks scattered with hanging blue glaciers, and green valley floors. This place is a photographers dream.

The triple area SkiBig3 lift pass covers Lake Louise, and two additional distinctive ski areas (Mount Norquay and Banff Sunshine Village. A regular and free ski bus service, included with your pre-booked lift pass, operates between all three ski areas.

Added value

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels

Early Booking Offers for prebooked lift passes

Ski hotels in Lake Louise

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont_Chateau_Lake_Louise_Aerial_View_Winter

The magnificent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers a high class of accommodation with beautiful scenic views of the surrounding mountains and frozen lake. The hotel offers excellent dining options and plenty of activities on and off the slopes.

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Nestled in a quiet location and offering stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, the Lake Louise Inn is a perfect base to explore the Ski Big 3 area. The hotel offers fantastic on-site restaurants and a warm and casual atmosphere.

Ski & Snowboard
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Lake Louise

There is a green run down from every chairlift as well as an excellent ski school, making this an ideal resort for beginners skiers.

Intermediates skiing in Lake Louise

Enjoy the huge area of the open bowls with 50 named runs at Lake Louise and plenty more at Sunshine Village.

Advanced skiing in Lake Louise

Check out the demanding steep powder skiing, challenging moguls or simply try the world downhill course to add to the Black runs of Norquay and Sunshine.

Snowboarding in Lake Louise

The specialized snowboard school offers excellent tuition and there is boardpark with half pipe, jumps and obstacles.

Related links:

  • Big 3 Ski Area includes Banff & Lake Louise

Mountain facts
Resort Altitude 1540m
Ski Alt. From 1384m
Ski Alt. To 2730m
Runs 62 132 80
Longest run 8 Km
Run Information

274 runs covered by Tri Area Ski Pass. Blue 20%, Red 55%, Black 25%. Longest run 8km.

Lifts Chairlifts 17, Draglifts 4, Gondolas 2, Magic Carpets 1
Lift Times


Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts24
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Night Skiing

yes at Norquay - need own vehicle to get there

Nursery SlopesAt the base area " Lodge of the Ten Peaks"
Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

at own risk

Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

3 snow parks.

Things To Do



Après is a way of life in Banff and Lake Louise. Whether you want a cold beer brewed with glacial water at the locals’ hangout, a hot chocolate by a log fire, or cocktails and dancing, you will find what you are looking for guaranteed. Don’t miss a chance to explore the town by night, it may even get a little wild.


There are so many options for food and drinks in the town of Banff and village of Lake Louise, from distilled spirits to microbrews, to delicious juices for breakfast, pizza or picnics for lunch, or Western style steak or vegan meals for dinner. Some of our favourites for food, drink, and nightlife are:



Cross country skiing is a great way to explore Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies during the winter months. A vast network of classic and skate skiing trails provides plenty of options for all fitness levels. Banff, Lake Louise and Castle Junction trails are track-set and groomed regularly, giving you the choice of leisurely loops or more demanding routes. Pack a lunch, grab your gear and choose your ideal trail.



This unique experience can be tranquil at some times, and exhilarating and delightfully chaotic at others. Dogsledding is a must-do activity for any traveler, but especially so for dog-lovers or those wanting to experience a classically Canadian activity. Explore the rich history, culture, and techniques of dogsledding as your musher and dog team guide you through the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies.



A favourite Canadian sport, ice skating on frozen lakes and playing shinny with your friends on an outdoor rink is an incredible way to enjoy fresh mountain air.

There are several indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks open during the winter in Banff and Lake Louise and the best part - 90% are free!


For a truly spectacular skating experience, you must try the iconic Lake Louise. Named as one of the “10 most beautiful ice skating rinks in the world,” by CNN Travel, the frozen lake is cleared and maintained daily by The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and has a heated shelter to warm chilly fingers and toes.



Two activities that are enjoyed by locals every day are winter hiking and snowshoeing. All you need is a warm jacket, a toque, mittens, and a pair of winter boots and you're set to experience our winter wonderland. If you're keen to experience something a little different, strap on some snowshoes and play in the freshly fallen snow.



For the adrenaline-inspired, Banff National Park boasts some of the best ice and mixed climbing routes in the world. Imagine climbing up frozen waterfalls while you look down at a spectacular frozen creek below. For the best and safest experience hire an Alpine Mountain Guide for the day through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.


Backcountry skiing is a spectacular way to find your inner mojo. It's an activity that can be both exhilarating and peaceful at the same time. You can fly by helicopter with CMH Heli-Skiing to a remote luxury backcountry lodge where thousands of feet of vertical and fresh tracks await, or you can ski the majestic Puracell Range with R.K. Heli-Skiing. Get out and explore!




The Johnston Canyon Icewalk traverses a series of steel catwalks that give spectacular views of the Johnston Canyon below. This popular ice walk leads you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed.



Travelling is a great opportunity to nourish your body and soul, especially in a place like Banff and Lake Louise where you are surrounded by such majestic natural beauty - it’s difficult to not feel inspired here. Amongst the pristine wilderness, vibrant townships, and inherent peacefulness of the landscape, you will find relaxation and rejuvenation.


Hike up Tunnel Mountain just above the town of Banff to watch the sunrise; sit with a book by the Bow River; participate in a yoga or fitness class; savour the indulgence of a spa treatment; absorb the stillness and silence of the forest; or gaze upon the stars in the crystal clear sky. Banff and Lake Louise is a place where you can truly relax, rejuvenate, and renew.


  • Heli snowshoeing
  • Dog sledding
  • Evening torch light dinner
  • Snowmobiling
  • Johnston Canyon Icewalk
  • Heli-skiing
  • Snow shoeing native walks
Lift Passes Winter 2024/25

Lift Passes

Lift passes go up in price the closer you get to your departure date. Pre-book your lift passes early to secure the lowest prices. Pay just 10 weeks before departure.

Ski Big 3 Area Pass: (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise & Mt. Norquay)

6 Days Season


6 - 12 years


13 - 17 years


18 - 64 years


65+ years

Tri-Area Pass Low £143 £258 £356 £258
Mid £197 £355 £490 £355
High £261 £465 £644 £465


Season dates

  • Low season: 08 Apr - 30 Apr 25
  • Mid season: 01 Dec - 19 Dec 24, 06 Jan - 13 Jan & 24 Feb - 07 Apr 25
  • High season: 20 Dec 24 - 05 Jan, 14 Feb - 23 Feb 25


Lift pass information

  • Children (0-5yrs) can pick up a free lift pass locally
  • Your lift pass allows for a certain number of non-ski days with the following example grace periods:
    • 6 day tickets have 2 grace days and can be used within a period of 8 days
    • 8-12 day tickets have 3 grace days and can be used within a period of 11-15 days

Lift passes will be delivered to your hotel and will be available upon check-in. If you experience any issues please visit the SkiBig3 hub at 114 Banff Avenue (opening times are 8am to 9pm daily, subject to change).

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

It’s often recommended that you rent your skis and boards: you will save money on transporting your equipment overseas, you get to sample the latest technology, and if you consider yourself an occasional skier, it’s a chance to find out what your slope style is before committing to a pair of skis/board.

Equipment Days Description Red Black
Adult 6 Skis £142 £162
6 Skis & boots £153 £184
  6 Snowboard & boots £153 £184
Child (4-12yrs)* 6 Skis & boots £75  
6 Snowboard & boots £75  

*Child snowboard & boots = 4-12yrs. 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.



Unfortunately we do not offer ski tuition in Banff or Lake Louise but we can help advise you how to book directly with the ski school. As there are 3 ski areas, we can also help with where is best to go depending on your ability. 

Meet Your Rep

Telephone rep service - Representative based in resort

Your rep in resort is a local expert and works on behalf of Inghams to make sure you have an enjoyable holiday and everything runs smoothly. They aim to contact you within 24 hours of your arrival.

To Depart from Day
Calgary Heathrow Daily
Gatwick Mon/Tues/Thurs/Sat*
Calgary (via AMS) Regional airport** Daily

*Gatwick departures restricted to following holiday durations:

  • Monday (7,11,14 nights), Tuesday (10 nights), Thursday (10,11 nights), Saturday (11 nights).


**KLM flights via Amsterdam with choices of regional departure airport.

  • Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Humberside, Teeside, Norwich, Liverpool, Leeds-Bradford, Newcastle).

Flying time

  • 9hrs direct

Transfer time

  • Approx. 2 hours 30 mins by private transfer

Transfers are operated by a local transportation provider. Information for your transfer meeting point is included in your Welcome Pack.

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
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