Lake Louise Snow History

Is Lake Louise snowsure? 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Lake Louise expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2142m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (749m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Lake Louise. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Lake Louise at the end of January. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 10cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Lake Louise in week four of January of just -8.4°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -10.2°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 16km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have new snow happen on average two or three days during this week in any given year.

Lake Louise Snow Conditions

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

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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:

  • (>30km/h)

Lake Louise

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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:

  • (>30km/h)

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. 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.

Lake Louise Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Lake Louise (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Lake Louise

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

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. 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.

Lake Louise Temperature

Average temperature in Lake Louise (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Lake Louise

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • 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.

Lake Louise snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December14cm4.1 days
Snow in January11cm4.0 days
Snow in February15cm4.4 days
Snow in March20cm5.2 days
Snow in April20cm5.0 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data