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Lake Louise Reviews

iceclymbrr

Sick (when there's snow)

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Pros: any type of terrain that you could possible imagine is here

Cons: spotty snow coverage, big ass rocks

Started working there in the winter of 95. Been skiing there ever since. One of the best hills I've skied at. When there's snow. if it's a lean year, it can get pretty bullet proof. Spring skiing at Lake Louise is the BOMB! sweet corn, soft pow on the backside, sweet trees. This place really does have it all
ExWanabe

Nice mountain but was expecting more

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Pros: Backside terrain, views

Cons: Tends to be windy and gets icy fast without fresh snow

Unfortunately I hit Lake Louise in March of 2015 during the worst season for the Canadian Rockies in 50 years.  With no recent snowfall the conditions were icy and windy.  I probably skied more off piste ice there than I ever have due to my nephew and son wanting to ski the whole mountain.  Having a Poma style tow lift to access the top of the mountain was unusual.  The backside has some nice terrain that reminds me of the back bowls at Vail.  I can imagine it would be lot better in good snow conditions which is why I rated it a 3-star.  From all the publicity it gets I was expecting a 4-star but could not find that 4th star.  For the area, snow...
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Freeride

Spectacular is an understatement!

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Pros: Big, lot's of challenging terrain, awesome lodge, open until late in the season and some of the best snow conditions to be found anywhere.

Cons: a few rocks in the challenging areas

Spectacular scenery mixed with big vert and awesome terrain make Lake Louise an incredible experience for anyone. We visited lake Louise in late April and we were greeted with some incredible skiing conditions, Bluebird one day, snow the next in fact it snowed about 12" making for some darn fun pow-pow skiing. LIke everywhere in Canada the hospitality is Top notch. I highly recommend Lake Louise.           
poNTOonMcConks

Big Damn Rocks

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Pros: View, Variety of terrain

Cons: Rocks, ice, poor trail setup on the frontside

Really an overrated mountain. sure there is alot of challenging terrain, but i wouldnt go on it if you want to keep your skis in good condition. horrible snow coverage. even the 10-11 season was brutal on the backside and it was an above average snow year. Rocks everywhere. ice all over the front side. Larch is the only half decent part of the mountain. save the time and go to Sunshine Village.
Deanster

Very fast

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Pros: The View

Cons: Icy

Lake L is a great mountain, lots of trails to try but I find in Feb kind of cold and icy, but could be just that time of year. Hills are very fast and the view is just breath taking!
manchester81

Five stars with more snow...

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Pros: Terrain, wind sift on the backside, low crows on Paradise and Summit Platters, Scenery, Sidecountry

Cons: Not enough snow, Front Side can be Icy, Base can be busy at the beginning of the day, lodges are busy at lunch, limited lift infrastructure

I have skied Lake Louise more than any other resort. Growing up, I had a season pass to Louise and skied it extensively from 93-97. I moved to the East coast in 97, and returned in 2006 with one Banff vacation in between. Since returning, I haven't skied Lake Louise as often. This is mostly due to significant expansions to neighboring resorts (Fernie Doubled in size, Whitetooth turned to Kicking Horse, Castle installed their upper lift, and Sunshine opened the Dive and other steeper areas). Despite somewhat infrequent visits, I still love the hill.   If you want to have a great day on the hill, you need to understand wind patterns. This is true everywhere, but it is especially...
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