PHOTOS: Snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta

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Snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to go snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort in the Canadian Rockies. This was our first time visiting the world famous ski resort, so we were pretty stoked to be in Banff National Park during the winter. It’s not every day we get to snowboard in a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Like most of western Canada, the region experienced unseasonably warm temperatures in January. Prior to our visit, the mountains had not received any new snow for almost two weeks. Highly unusual.

Needless to say, we were a little bummed we weren’t going to be riding fresh powder lines during our visit, but (aside from that) the weather couldn’t have been better. Temperatures were above freezing, the sun was shining and we had unlimited visibility. It was a decent trade off.

Here are a few photos from our day on the slopes of Lake Louise Ski Resort. 

Snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

If you look closely, directly under that gondola in the mountain range across the valley (pictured above), there is a big white patch just above the tree line. That’s a snow-covered frozen Lake Louise. It’s pretty cool to see the lake from this vantage point.

Lake Louise Ski Resort

We arrived at the mountain just as it opened and met up with our ski host for the day. Lake Louise provides all of its guests with a complimentary ski host service. Our Ski Friend for the day, John (pictured above), is a retiree from Ontario that spends his winters living in nearby Canmore and skiing Lake Louise 3-5 times a week.

The Lake Louise Ski Friends program is such a great service, especially for first time visitors that want to discover as much mountain terrain as their legs can handle. It’s also a fun option for single skiers/snowboarders that don’t have someone to explore the mountain with.

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

The mountain terrain has an interesting layout. You can take a series of chair lifts to the top of the mountain and then ski down the backside where there are several big bowls.

Due to the limited amount of fresh snow the mountains received, we stuck to the groomed runs. Powder days must be awesome here!

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 Here’s a few of the backside of the mountain…

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

… and here’s a shot of the front side.

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

 Riding the ‘Top of the World Express’ chair lift

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Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

The Rocky Mountain landscapes at Lake Louise Ski Resort are some of the most spectacular we’ve ever witnessed on a ski mountain.

With 4200 skiable acres, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski resorts in North America. The ski resort spreads across the front and backside of the mountain peak, which creates a variety of snow conditions and terrain.

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

 Views of the lodges at the base of the mountain.

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

Yup – that tree is filled with women’s bras.

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Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

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Below is a trail map that shows the terrain and chair lift layout of the ski resort.

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Read more posts from our trip to the Canadian Rockies:

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Have you visited Banff or Lake Louise in the winter? What did you think? 

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Cam and Nicole Wears are family travel bloggers who live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has lead them to over 70+ countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.