Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

  • Canada, Lake Louise

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The magnificent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers a high class of accommodation with beautiful scenic views of the surrounding mountains and frozen lake. The spectacular settings and every conceivable amenity with excellent standards of service makes Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise a resort in its own right.

Added value

Early Booking Offer Winter 20/21: Save up to 30% off accommodation (ends 31 Aug 2020)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 554
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 8
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 20

Annexes

N/A

  • Official rating: 5

Rooms

  • Fairmont rooms (sleeping 1-2) have one King or two twin beds
  • Deluxe rooms (sleeping 1-4) are larger and have one King or two queen beds
  • Fairmont Lakeview and Deluxe Lakeview rooms have spectacular views of the lake and glaciers.
  • Suites and Gold Floor rooms are available on request

All rooms have bath, shower, TV, fridge, coffee maker, phone, hairdryer and free WiFi

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

On flat, however uphill from downtown area

Lake Louise

With almost 140 trails and extensive off-piste, Lake Louise has the biggest international cachet of Banff’s “Big 3” resorts (Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt Norquay). Forty minutes from Banff, Lake Louise offers peace and tranquillity in one of the world’s most spectacular ski settings, with unspoilt views of magnificent peaks, glaciers and the iconic lake. 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 with powerful names including Eiffel, Pinnacle and Babel, interspersed with hanging blue glaciers, and green valley floors. Lake Louise’s home ski area is the largest of the Canadian Rockies with some wonderful tree lined pistes as well as acres of open bowls. The Tri-area lift pass also covers extensive skiing in nearby Sunshine Village and Norquay. Just a handful of hotels and shops make up Lake Louise village, making it ideal for a peaceful getaway.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

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

3 snow parks.

Lifts Drag lifts 4, Chairlifts 17, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

WINTER MUST-DO EXPERIENCES

APRES ACTION

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

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.

 

DOG SLEDDING

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.

 

ICESKATING

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.

WINTER HIKING AND SNOWSHOEING

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.

 

ICE CLIMBING & BACKCOUNTRY SKIING

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!

 

 

 

JOHNSTON CANYON ICEWALK

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.

 

RELAX AND REJUVENATE

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

Extras

Ski Packs for 2020/21 season

The Lift pass rates for 2020/2021 (book by 31 May 2020)

Whole area pass: (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise & Mt. Norquay)

Days Season Senior 65yrs+ Adult 18-64yrs Youth 13-17yrs Child 6-12yrs
6 1 -16 Dec £262 £325 £262 £136
17 Dec -02 Jan  £333 £413 £333 £173
3 Jan -11 Feb   £262 £325 £262 £136
12 Feb -21 Feb £333 £413 £333 £173
22 Feb -5 Mar £262 £325 £262 £136
6 Mar - 20 Mar £333 £413 £333 £173
21 Mar -30 Apr £262 £325 £262 £136

Prices shown above are guidelines, please call reservations for exact prices of the lift passes.

Children (0-5yrs) can pick up a free lift pass locally

Your lift pass can allow for a certain number of non-ski days and the following example grace periods:

  • 6 day tickets have 2 grace days and can be used within a period of 8 days respectively
  • 7-13 day tickets have 3 grace days and can be used within a period of 10-16 days respectively

 

Ski Hire & Tuition

Equipment Days Description Blue Red Black
Adult 6 Skis £132 £188 -
6 Snowboard or skis & boots £158 £206 -
Child (2-12yrs)* 6 Skis & boots £81 - -
6 Snowboard & boots £99 - -

*Child snowboard & boots = 6-12yrs. Please see here for description of hire categories.

 

TUITION Available to pre-book - 3 days (4 hrs per day) from £255

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.

Facilities
  • 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, exercise room
  • Executive Gold Floor
  • Heated pool (indoor)
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • WiFi
  • Ski room
  • Car parking
  • Cash dispenser
  • Entertainment
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge area
  • Safety deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Shops
  • Currency exchange
  • Hair salon
  • Room service
  • Bar
Family Facilities
  • Babysitting (day)
  • Babysitting (evening)
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
  • Games room
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room
Meals

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
Location in resort
  • Longitude: -116.21702671051025
  • Latitude: 51.417287342331235
  • Location Description:

    Set along the frozen lake. Shuttle bus picks you up from the hotel to the ski areas.


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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Room Only
07/12/2020 - 7 nights
4 adults
From London Heathrow
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