Lake Louise is the first stop for the World Cup skiers because of early snow

Lake Louise courtesy Travel Alberta

Skiing Lake Louise photo courtesy Travel Alberta

Lake Louise, Alberta – Located at an elevation of 1,731 m (5,680 ft), this is the biggest ski area in the Canadian Rockies, with 18 sq km (11 sq m) of terrain on four mountain faces. It has the most snow-making acreage in North America and snow can be produced as early as October. So, by late November it’s ready for the World Cup competitors. Because of its consistently excellent early season ski conditions, Lake Louise Ski Resort is the first stop on the FIS Ski World Cup circuit.

Summer or winter, the scenery is spectacular. Check out the view from the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and guest or not, in warm weather, take time to enjoy the breathtaking view, paddle a canoe or go for a stroll up the lakeside path in front of the hotel.

Lake Louise is the highest permanent settlement in Canada. It’s located 57 km (35 miles) from Banff.  You can follow Lake Louise ski info on Twitter @skilouise & @SkiBig3com, and World Cup news on Alpine Canada’s website


Whitehorn Drive, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada


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