The best way to discover hidden gems in a mountain town is to explore it firsthand with locals who know it best. Welcome to Mountain Recon, our snowboard travel series that dives into resorts and highlights the best terrain, après spots, places to stay, nightlife and beyond.
Located in the heart of the historic Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada, Lake Louise Ski Resort is one of the biggest in North America and boasts over 4,200 rideable acres with diverse terrain and incredible views. In this edition of Mountain Recon, Eddie Wall checks out everything the resort offers, shreds the park, tastes the aprés scene and even tests his skills in the backcountry. Lake Louise truly is an an amazing resort that offers a little of something for everyone. Check it out!
Local’s Favorite Lifts:
The Grizzly Express Gondola
Top of the World Six Passenger Chair
Backside, Rock Garden, Skyline/Summit, and Terrain Park
Awesome Dinner and Apres Spots:
Powder Keg and Kuma Yama Sushi
Vertical rise: 3250 feet
Top Elevation: 8650 feet
Number of Runs: 145 + Back Bowls
Number of Lifts: 10 (1 Gondola + 5 Chairs + 1 Platter + 3 Carpets)About Travel Alberta:
Despite being polite Canadians we aren’t shy about shouting it from the rooftops: Alberta is awesome! From the rugged and majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains to lively cities brimming with music, culture and nightlife to the mysterious Canadian Badlands, Alberta is a holiday destination unlike any other. The wild, natural beauty, legendary hospitality and extraordinary friendliness of this place are enough to give even the most experienced travelers goosebumps.