Guidebook

Best of the Best: Top 30 Ski Runs at Lake Louise

The best piste and freeride lines at Lake Louise Ski Resort, voted Canada's #1 by World Ski Awards 2019.

Description

As if there weren’t enough reasons already to visit Banff, Alberta–like the outdoorsy town life and the surrounding national park–there’s The Lake Louise Ski Resort, which was just voted Canada’s best ski resort at the 2019 World Ski Awards.

As the best in the country, the merits of this resort are too many to mention, but chief among them is the sheer amount of terrain: Lake Louise boasts 4,200 skiable acres, with 145 marked runs and 991 metres of vertical. Remarkably, only 10 lifts serve all of it, with a convenient layout that makes green, blue, and black terrain all accessible from nearly any lift.

With so many options, it can be overwhelming to decide what lifts to ride and what to ski if you have limited time on the mountain. That’s why we’ve narrowed down a list of 30 top runs, including something for every type of skier, to help maximize your experience at Canada’s #1 ski resort.

Lookout

Lookout

Lake Louise
2.2 km
348 m
23 °
Stunning Views on a Green Cat Track.
Green (Easy)
Private
Deer Run

Deer Run

Lake Louise
1.2 km
314 m
26 °
A crusing green to mid mountain
Green (Easy)
Private
Eagle Meadows

Eagle Meadows

Lake Louise
1.7 km
377 m
28 °
A gentle Green from the top of the Gondola
Green (Easy)
Private
Jerry's Jungle

Jerry's Jungle

Lake Louise
0.5 km
101 m
21 °
Sparse Green Tree's
Green (Easy)
Private
Wiwaxy

Wiwaxy

Lake Louise
2.3 km
412 m
22 °
The Famous Wiwaxy 500
Green (Easy)
Private
Saddleback

Saddleback

Lake Louise
2.3 km
339 m
36 °
A Green with a view
Green (Easy)
Private
Pika

Pika

Lake Louise
3.1 km
411 m
22 °
A cruiser green into the back bowls
Green (Easy)
Private
Juniper

Juniper

Lake Louise
1.2 km
270 m
27 °
Blue run through the forsest ending at the Upper Village
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Charlie's Choice

Charlie's Choice

Lake Louise
0.8 km
194 m
34 °
25
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Sunset Terrace

Sunset Terrace

Lake Louise
0.7 km
138 m
27 °
A Blue Traverse at the Top of the World to Access either the Summit Platter or Grizzly Gully
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Home Run

Home Run

Lake Louise
1.0 km
218 m
34 °
The Blue Run that will bring you back to Top of the World
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Larch

Larch

Lake Louise
1.3 km
330 m
22 °
An exciting, quick groomer
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Wolverine

Wolverine

Lake Louise
1.0 km
209 m
26 °
Big Moguls on a Blue
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Bobcat

Bobcat

Lake Louise
0.7 km
170 m
22 °
Blue Shortcut
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Old Ptarmigan

Old Ptarmigan

Lake Louise
1.1 km
292 m
32 °
Great rolling Blue
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Saddleback Bowl

Saddleback Bowl

Lake Louise
0.3 km
84 m
33 °
An amazing Blue Bowl
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Boomerang

Boomerang

Lake Louise
2.0 km
354 m
37 °
A rolling Blue with amazing views
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Ladies' Downhill

Ladies' Downhill

Lake Louise
0.8 km
204 m
29 °
Great Black Diamond pitch to the Village
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Men's Downhill

Men's Downhill

Lake Louise
0.7 km
255 m
34 °
A World Cup Downhill Run
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Upshoots

Upshoots

Lake Louise
0.8 km
358 m
35 °
An amazing run from 8300 ft
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Eagle Flight

Eagle Flight

Lake Louise
0.7 km
218 m
27 °
A perfect long hidden run
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Crow Bowl

Crow Bowl

Lake Louise
0.5 km
205 m
34 °
Empty open Bowl that descends into glades
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Meadowlark

Meadowlark

Lake Louise
1.2 km
330 m
30 °
Black Diamond ripper
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Ptarmigan Chutes 3

Ptarmigan Chutes 3

Lake Louise
0.5 km
245 m
40 °
Gnarly chutes with large cliffs on top
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Ridge Run

Ridge Run

Lake Louise
0.7 km
289 m
44 °
Take the spine down Mt Whitehorn
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Whitehorn 1

Whitehorn 1

Lake Louise
0.3 km
152 m
37 °
Steeps to Rodney's Ridge
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Brown Shirt Main

Brown Shirt Main

Banff National Park
0.4 km
129 m
32 °
The main attraction of Hikers Paradise
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Paradise Cornice

Paradise Cornice

Lake Louise
0.2 km
107 m
38 °
A huge chute with a cornice a the top
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
E.R. 6

E.R. 6

Lake Louise
0.6 km
221 m
42 °
An extreme steep face
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Tower 12

Tower 12

Lake Louise
0.5 km
183 m
33 °
A great Double Black Diamond area to explore
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private