Is Lake Louise snowsure?

The snowiest week in Lake Louise is week 1 of April. There are typically 5.7 snowy days during this week with 26cm of snowfall. Check out the Lake Louise Snow History graphs below.Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Lake Louise

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December14cm4.1 days
January11cm4.0 days
February15cm4.4 days
March20cm5.2 days
April20cm5.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Lake Louise during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Lake Louise is 7 cm. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week. Lake Louise prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2142m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (2166m) is close to the mid altitude of Lake Louise. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Lake Louise in the middle of October but rain is just possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 5 years during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Temperatures should mostly hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Lake Louise during week three of October is -0.2°C while the average minimum temperature is only -1.7°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 15km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Lake Louise and (2007 – 2018).


Lake Louise

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Lake Louise and (2007 – 2018)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days

The most cherished days on the mountain in Lake Louise are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Lake Louise and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Lake Louise are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Lake Louise and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Lake Louise are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.