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.

Jesse Weber




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.



Stunning Views on a Green Cat Track.


A cruiser green into the back bowls


Blue run through the forsest ending at the Upper Village

Sunset Terrace

A Blue Traverse at the Top of the World to Access either the Summit Platter or Grizzly Gully

Home Run

The Blue Run that will bring you back to Top of the World


An exciting, quick groomer

Crow Bowl

Empty open Bowl that descends into glades


Gnarly chutes with large cliffs on top

Tower 12

A great Double Black Diamond area to explore