Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

  • Canada, Lake Louise

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It doesn't get much better than the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with arguably the best setting and view of any hotel located in the Banff National Park.

Lake Views

Each morning you can awake to views of the snowy lake, the dramatic Rocky Mountains and the stunning Victoria Glacier. The luxury hotel is great for everyone but particularly couples looking for that extra special getaway and we highly recommend upgrading to a lake view room. 


The hotel is located directly on the shores of Lake Louise. The convenient free shuttle service runs throughout the day providing access to the slopes and the Village. 


The hotel has a great range of restaurants and bars to enjoy, but if you want to dine out a few nights and try some nice local restaurants and bars it couldn't be easier to get around. Back at the hotel there's plenty of things to keep you entertained.

Winter Activities

Enjoy an evening campfire where you can toast marshmallows, take an afternoon off the slopes and try your hand at Bavarian curling, or relax in the spa. Our favourite activity is taking to the frozen lake on a set of ice skates and making the most incredible memories.

Lake Louise

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.

View all Lake Louise Ski Deals  Lake Louise Early Booking Offers

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.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 0 km
Runs 62 132 80
Longest run 8 Km

3 snow parks.

Lifts Drag lifts 4, Chairlifts 17, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of rooms: 554
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 8
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 20
  • Official rating: 5


Fairmont Rooms sleep one or two people in a king or two twin beds. Rooms overlook the Chateau grounds and hillside.

Lakeview Fairmont Rooms with spectacular views of the frozen lake and glacier are available on request. 

Deluxe Mount Temple Rooms sleep up to four guests. These are large rooms and have one king or two queen beds and are located in the new wing of the hotel. Rooms overlook the Chateau grounds and hillside.  

Deluxe Lakeview Rooms sleep up to four guests. These spacious rooms have one king or two queen beds. Expect spectacular views of the frozen lake and glacier. 

Suites and Gold Floor rooms are available on request, call for more information. 

Bedroom Facilities

  • Bath and shower
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

On flat, however uphill from downtown area

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. 

Longitude: -116.21690
Latitude: 51.41821

  • Located on the shores of Lake Louise 
  • Free shuttle service runs throughout the day providing access to the slopes and the village
  • Transfer time: approx. 2.5 hours by coach from Calgary International Airport
  • Several on-site restaurants and bars
    • 'Fairview' dining with spectacular views
    • 'Walliser Stube' featuring European Alpine cuisine
    • 'Alpine Social' bar with hearty and gourmet food
    • 'Poppy Brasserie' Delicious breakfast options
    • 'Lago Italian Kitchen' showcasing diverse flavors of Italy
    • 'Lakeview Lounge' Sip a cocktail and admire the views
  • Concierge
  • Health club with indoor pool, hot tub, steam room, fitness room
  • Executive Gold Floor
  • Ski room
  • Wi-Fi

Family Facilities

  • Family friendly hotel
  • Early meals and children's menu available
  • Babysitting available on request
  • Games room
  • Play room
  • Cots & linen

Please note some restaurants are seasonal and are often open on specific days of the week. Where applicable, half board evening meals include 3 courses (appetizer, main and dessert) and non-alcoholic drinks. Buffet and à la carte breakfast options are available in select restaurants to those who prebook. Alcohol and specialty coffees are not included. Dinner reservations are recommended and strongly advised to be made a few months in advance of the festive period.

Poppy Brasserie is a casual family restaurant open for breakfast. If you have prebooked breakfast or half board, you'll enjoy your buffet or à la carte breakfast here. The gourmet spread and impressive lake views will be all the fuel you need to set you up nicely for the day ahead.

The Walliser Stube invites guests to try its innovative European cuisine featuring a variety of classic Swiss, German and regional Alpine dishes. You'll also find an impressive line-up of Alpine beer and classic cocktails. The floor to ceiling wine library also houses more than 500 bottles to choose from!

Lakeview Lounge is an iconic and elegant restaurant come bar with spectacular, world-class views over Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier. Seasonal inspired menus and an extensive wine and cocktail list are on offer here.

Fairview Bar & Restaurant offers vibrant signature dishes, distinctive cocktails and everything in between. The art-deco styled space looks over the lake and Fairview's namesake peak.

Alpine Social is the perfect hub for hearty comfort food that will satisfy your mountain-size appetite. Head here to meet, eat and celebrate in a warm and friendly environment. 


  • No of restaurants: 5
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Room Only

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Meet Your Rep

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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.

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