No matter what time of year you make it out to Lake Louise, you’re in for a treat. Beautiful turquoise lakes, stunning mountain views and in this case, world-class skiing.
Situated just 2.5 hours west from Calgary, Alberta, Lake Louise Mountain Resort is a life experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. As if 139 ski runs weren’t enough, the resort also offers some of the best views in the world. From many of the resort’s chairlifts, you’ll be greeted with panoramic views of glaciers, valleys and the Rocky Mountains that surround them. At times I didn’t want the chairlift to end as I sat there twisting my neck to watch the stunning view that was passing us by. You’ll truly feel on top of the world.
Speaking of “top of the world”, that’s what one of the high-speed lifts is called as it brings you to the top of the mountain for your choice of skiing the front or the backside. The backside will greet you with some absolutely incredible bowls, while the front side will feature runs from intermediate to advanced as they bring you all the way down to the main lodge. You can also peer out in the distance and see the famous frozen lake that attracts millions of visitors each year who marvel at its beauty.
The 139 ski runs and back bowls feature 17 easy, 25 intermediate, 54 experienced, and 43 difficult trails for skiers of all abilities. Snowboarders have access to all the runs and the terrain park is designed for all levels of experience.
Lake Louise Mountain Resort is a favourite of ours with enough trails to truly get lost for a couple of days if you wanted to. For those new to the area, the resort also provides free and friendly guides who will take you skiing (or boarding) for a couple of hours to give you a good sense of the mountain and a little history as well.
After finally peeling my eyes away from the scenery, I let the speed-demon loose and soared down the runs as fast as I could. Since it was a weekday, the mountain was nearly empty, which allowed me to get back on the chairlift in no time at all. Even on weekends, however, Lake Louise Mountain Resorts 14,000 person capacity is able to handle all the traffic it gets and you’ll find yourself skiing as much as you want to. When your legs are getting tired, there are plenty of restaurant lodges to grab a bite to eat or a frosty cold beer.
Lake Louise Mountain Resort really is an experience you must do in Alberta. It’s a chance to truly experience the mountains in all their glory and to ski down some really long and amazing trails. The only sad part is leaving but no matter which way you go, you’ll have postcard-perfect views along the way.
For more information on this mountain paradise, visit Ski Louise.
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