Winter Activities



Ski Lake Louise Ski world famous Rocky Mountain powder, gentle cruisers, alpine bowls, the steep and the deep. There’s skiing and snowboarding for everyone to enjoy, all within minutes of Lake Louise Inn resort hotel. Ask about our Rocky Mountain Ski packages.

Ski Lake Louise, Canada’s favourite mountain playground, just ten minutes from the Inn. With 4200 skiable acres and 139 runs, Lake Louise offers world-class terrain for all abilities, accessed by high-speed quad lifts. Explore the runs with downhill maps from the Lake Louise Ski Area. Our complimentary shuttle to the Lake Louise ski area runs every half hour, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Take a turn at Sunshine Village where spectacular powder bowls, easy riders and hear-stopping bump runs are only thirty-five minutes away.

Mount Norquay, on the outskirts of Banff, offers a memorable ski experience for everyone, from beginners to double black diamond adventurers. All within forty minutes of the Inn. Shuttle service is available from Banff.

For a ski-away day and big mountain adventure, the Kicking Horse Powder Express will transport you from Lake Louise to Kicking Horse Mountain, high above Golden, British Columbia. Kicking Horse Mountain is renowned for its incredible verticals, champagne powder and the raw ruggedness of the mountain.

And for a change of pace, miles of groomed trails leading from our front door await the cross-country skiing enthusiast. Plan ahead with a Lake Louise area trail map.


Snowboard Cross and Ski Cross are two exciting winter sports that were showcased during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, intriguing winter ski and snowboard enthusiasts. The Lake Louise Ski Area and the Evolve SSX (Ski and Snowboard Cross) Club have partnered together to offer a club and a permanent skier/boarder cross track at the Lake Louise Ski Area for ski and snowboard athletes who want more than just racing. With the excitement of this new venue, there is no better time to visit the Lake Louise Ski area and enjoy a winter getaway at the Lake Louise Inn.


Winter is truly a wonderland in Lake Louise! Choose from a variety of other winter activities for the perfect blend of exhilaration, crisp, fresh mountain air and awe-inspiring scenery.

Ice Skating Ice Skating
Our outdoor ice-skating rink winds through towering pine trees just steps away from our cozy Inn. During the holiday season in December, warm up by the open fire located in our Gazebo and enjoy a steaming hot beverage. Another popular skating area is a 10 minute drive to Lake Louise where a portion of the ice surface is cleared and groomed for ice-skating. Ice skates are available for rental at Wilson Mountain Sports in the Village of Lake Louise.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing
Enjoy the popular sport of snowshoeing, while exploring the quiet beauty of Lake Louise. Guided trips are offered by Great Divide Nature Interpretation. Snowshoes can also be rented from Wilson Mountain Sports in the Village of Lake Louise.

Dog SleddingDog Sledding
For the thrill of a lifetime, experience a mushing expedition in Lake Louise with Kingmik Dog Sled Tours. Trips range from a half-hour introductory ride to a 1 ½ hour to 2-hour ride to the Continental Divide!

Horse Drawn Sleigh RidesHorse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Take a horse drawn sleigh-ride through spectacular mountain scenery along the lakeside trail to the end of majestic Lake Louise. Horse drawn sleigh rides are offered by Brewster Tours. The traditionally styled sleighs feature cozy, upholstered seats and blankets for warmth and comfort.