Canada Alberta - Lake Louise

fast facts


Vertical drop: 991m

Annual snowfall: 4.5m

Longest run: 8km

Number of lifts: 9, incl one gondola and four high-speed chairlifts

Parks/pipes: Yes, for various ability levels

Terrain: 1700 hectares

Day ticket: $Cheapest option is pre-purchase the tri-area ticket

When: Late November to May

Getting there:  Banff is a scenic, 90-minute drive west from Calgary with regular shuttles. From Banff, Lake Louise is 40-minutes away. Access is also simple from Kicking Horse/Golden from the other direction.

 

jim darby/the snow biz
There's a lot to like about ski lifts, and the people who make them.

arnie wilson/from the alps
Life is full of ironies. The Alps got the snow and Russia got the Olympics.

go flip/flip byrnes
Meet the fashion victims; a whole winter world of them.


There's a lot to like about ski lifts, and the people who make them.

Life is full of ironies. The Alps got the snow and Russia got the Olympics.

Meet the fashion victims; a whole winter world of them.