The Cross-Country Area
Located in Alberta's snow belt, the Lake Louise cross-country area not only offers perfect snow and weather conditions but also a unique natural beauty with a large wildlife variety. Sunshine and blue skies, as well as Alberta's longest winter season from mid November to mid April make for ideal cross-country conditions. The necessary equipment is available for sale and rental at the shops nearby.
A wonderful destination near the ski area is the Banff National Park. Only limited commercial development and the view of the "rugged Canadian Rockies" offer an authentic experience of the natural surroundings. Animals such as elk, deer and sheep can be observed in the national park.
Other activities in the ski area include ice skating, snowshoe hiking and even the opportunity for some ice hockey.
- Located at 5374 ft above sea level, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 5 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in Canada.
- Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average snow depth of 82 " at summit elevation and 58 " at the base. Therefore Lake Louise is among the 5 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best snow conditions in Canada.
The Lake Louise Ski Area is located 184 kilometers (115 miles) west of Calgary and 60 kilometers (36 miles) west of Banff. There are free shuttle buses available from the city of Lake Louise and from Banff. From Calgary, Banff and Canmore, you can also take the bus to the resort.