Credit: Photo courtesy Skiing Louise.
Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine
225 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1H9
403-762-4561 Télécopieur: 403-762-8185
Banff National Park has more than hot springs and bears. Don't forget it's home to one of Canada's largest and most scenic ski areas.
|Se rendre |||Located 60 kms (37 miles) west of the Banff Townsite and on the Trans-Canada Highway.|
Profil Dernière mise-à-jour: 18 janvier 2008
Lake Louise ranks among the finest ski resorts in the world, and skiers will be hard-pressed to run out of untamed runs at Canada's largest ski area.Lake Louise is Canada's mother of all ski resorts. The resort's 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) of skiable terrain opens up to nearly 100 kilometres (62 miles) of runs. If you are new to this Rocky Mountain resort, one of the best ways to experience this vast terrain is to take advantage of the daily ski tours offered by Louise.
Lift Me Up
Louise has nine lifts: one high speed six passengers chairlift, one high speed six passenger gondola, two high speed quad chairlifts, one quad chairlift, one triple chairlift, two t-bars and one carpet. These lifts can whisk skiers to its four mountain faces in time to get a few runs in before you peel off your boots and kick back in one of the resort's four on-hill day lodges. Skiers of all abilities can enjoy the views from all the mountain faces as Louise offers beginners' routes down from the top of all the lifts. The backside of Louise leaves most inexperienced skiers on their backsides as this is the resort's "diamond mine", named this way because of the abundance of black diamond, mogul-infested runs on the steep bowls.
Scenery That's Second To None
Ski Magazine readers have consistently chosen this mammoth resort as the most scenic in Canada. Elevated views serve up unobstructed sights into Banff National Park, including Mount Temple, the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and Mount Victoria. Snowboarders can crank even more twists at the resort's full terrain park, which now features two half-pipes, including a five metre (17 foot) super-pipe. Louise is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Calgary, but visitors can spend a night in the nearby village of Lake Louise, which is just minutes from the hill, or in the town of Banff, about 40 minutes away.
In Summer: The Wildlife Interpretation Centre opens. People are invited to discover the historical significance of this area and explore the natural wonders of the place.