When it comes to service, there is no flies on Lake Louise. Grooming here is excellent, making for perfect slope conditions at all times of the day, despite the fact that there was a lack of fresh snow for a couple of days, which is quite uncommon, as Lake Louise usually got abundant natural snow, backed up by one of Canada's largest snowmaking systems. Thus, artificial snow allows for snowboard and skiing sessions even in lean snow periods.
Thanks to Lake Louise's outstanding signposting, there are signs all over the ski resort saying “easiest way“, guaranteeing the easiest way down the mountain. Beginners and exhausted skiers will be particularly happy about this feature.
What we liked best is the ski resort's well planned infrastructure. The base area is a major meeting point and gathering spot: Ticket window, ski rental, ski depots, shops, restaurants and sanitary installations is what to find here. Moreover, Lake Louise is home to a generous parking lot adjacent to the base area.
However, Lake Louise's lifts are in need of improvement when compared to European standards. The button lift taking you up to the summit will send shivers down your spines and probably brings back embarassing memories. Most parts of the ascent are quite physically demanding and definitely too challenging for everyone who is not a seasoned skier or snowboarder. Apart from that, there are some 3-person and 4-person chairlifts, only one gondola and two magic carpets in the nursery area.