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Encyclopedia > Lake Louise Mountain Resort
Lake Louise Mountain Resort
Skiing at Lake Louise
Location:
Nearest city: Banff, Calgary
Coordinates: 51°26′31″N 116°09′38″W / 51.44194, -116.16056Coordinates: 51°26′31″N 116°09′38″W / 51.44194, -116.16056
Top elevation: 2,637 m (8,652 ft)
Base elevation: 1,646 m (5,400 ft)
Skiable area: 17 km² (4200 acres)
Runs: 139
Longest run: 8 km (5 mi)
Lift system: 9 lifts: 3 surface lifts, 1 triple, 1 fixed-grip quad, 2 high-speed quads, 1 high-speed six passenger chairlift, 1 six passenger gondola.
Terrain parks: 3
Snowfall: 4.54 m (15 ft) per year
Web site: Ski Lake Louise

Lake Louise Mountain Resort is a large ski resort located in Banff National Park, in the village of Lake Louise, Alberta. It can be reached from Banff, 57 km (35 mi) west on Trans-Canada Highway. It is the largest ski resort in the area, but not with the highest vertical drop in the area, that honour belongs to Kicking Horse Resort in Golden, BC. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1037 × 691 pixel, file size: 677 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken on the mountains of Lake Louis Canada. ... Lake Louise is both an actual lake and a nearby hamlet located in the Canadian province of Alberta in Banff National Park. ... Location of Banff in Alberta Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  Alberta Region Albertas Rockies Census division 15 Founded 1880 Government [1]  - Mayor John Stutz  - Governing body Banff Town Council  - Manager Robert Earl  - MP Myron Thompson  - MLA Janis Tarchuk Area  - Town 4. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... Tochal gondola lift carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain,Tehran, Iran. ... A terrain park is an outdoor area that contains jumps and half-pipes that allow snowboarders and skiers to do tricks. ... This page is about the form of precipitation. ... St. ... Moraine Lake, and the Valley of the Ten Peaks Banff National Park is Canadas oldest national park, established in 1885, in the Canadian Rockies. ... Lake Louise is both an actual lake and a nearby hamlet located in the Canadian province of Alberta in Banff National Park. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... Location of Banff in Alberta Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  Alberta Region Albertas Rockies Census division 15 Founded 1880 Government [1]  - Mayor John Stutz  - Governing body Banff Town Council  - Manager Robert Earl  - MP Myron Thompson  - MLA Janis Tarchuk Area  - Town 4. ... For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ... Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a new ski resort village located 14 km outside of Golden, British Columbia. ...


The resort is developed on the southern slopes of the Merlin Ridge of the Slate Range, between the heights of Mount Richardson, Ptarmigan Peak, Pika Peak and Redoubt Mountain, all around 3000 m (10,000 ft) high. The base of the slopes is defined by Pipestone River, a tributary of the Bow River, immediately north of the intersections between Highway 1A (Bow Valley Trail), Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway), and Highway 93 (Icefield Parkway). The Slate Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located in Banff National Park, Canada. ... Mount Richardson is a mountain located beside Pika Peak in Banff National Park. ... Ptarmigan Peak is a mountain located beside Pika Peak in Banff National Park. ... Pika Peak is a mountain located between Mount Richardson and Ptarmigan Peak in Banff National Park. ... For other mountains named Redoubt see Mount Redoubt. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... Alberta Highway 1A is the name of two main spurs off the Alberta portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. ... 1A Alberta Highway 1A is the name of three main spurs off the Alberta portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. ... Highway 1 is southern Albertas primary east-west highway. ... For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ... 93 Athabasca Glacier on the Columbia Icefield. ... 93 Athabasca Glacier on the Columbia Icefield. ...

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Facilities

Lake Louise Mountain Resort on Merlin Ridge seen from Lake Louise

The 139 marked ski runs and back bowls on four mountain faces are 25% beginner, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced. The Telus terrain park is also designed for riders of all levels. Four full service day lodges are operational during winter. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 706 KB) Summary Description: Fairmont Chateau Hotel, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada Source: photo taken by author Date: 17. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 706 KB) Summary Description: Fairmont Chateau Hotel, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada Source: photo taken by author Date: 17. ... For other uses, see Lake Louise. ...


Snowboarders have access to all trails and the terrain park. *As of the 2007/2008 season, all RCR owned resorts will not permit freestyle terain other than rails and boxes. Snow kickers will not exist* A snowboard with strap-in bindings A snowboard is a board ridden in snowboarding to descend a snow-covered slope. ...


The Lake Louise sightseeing gondola is open year round, offering panoramas of glaciers, natural springs, wildflowers and possibly wildlife (such as grizzly bears). Tochal gondola lift carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain,Tehran, Iran. ... For the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, see Grizzly Bear (band). ...


Other activities in the resort area include heli-skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, and cross-country skiing. Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... Cross-Country trails are often less crowded than Alpine ski slopes. ...


Management

The ski resort is operated by the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies company, which also owns ski areas at Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska, Mont Sainte-Anne, and Stoneham. Fernie Alpine Resort is an Alpine ski resort, located near the town of Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. ... Kimberley Alpine Resort is a ski resort located in Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada. ... Nakiska is a ski resort in Albertas Kananaskis Country. ... Mont Ste-Anne is a ski resort about half an hour northeast of Quebec City, Canada, maintaining both nordic and alpine operations. ... Stoneham is a village and a ski resort in the Canadian province of Quebec, located north of Quebec City in the municipality of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury. ...


Ski Lifts

Name Capacity Make Year Built
Glacier High-Speed Quad Leitner 2000
Larch High-Speed Quad Leitner 1998
Top of the World High-Speed 6 Pack Leitner Poma 2003
Grizzly 6 Person Gondola 2nd hand Poma + Custom station skins 2003
Summit 1 Person Platter Mueller
Paradise Triple YAN
Ptarmigan Quad YAN 1991
Sunny 2 Person T-Bar Doppelmayr
Magic Carpet Carpet 2006

Leitner Group is a South Tyrolean (Italian) conglomerate that owns and runs several industrial and equipment companies. ... Poma or Pomagalski SA is an international corporation which builds passenger conveyances using cable systems, including fixed and detachable aerial chairlifts, gondolas, funiculars, aerial tramways and surface lifts. ... GMD Mueller was a Swiss aerial lift manufacturing firm. ... Doppelmayr is a family-owned company based in Wolfurt, Vorarlberg, Austria. ...

External links

Skiing at Lake Louise
  • Ski Louise - official website
  • Ski Banff - Lake Louise - Sunshine - Tri-Area Joint Venture

 
 

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