Lake Louise snow report:

The Lake Louise snow report is: 7 out of 7 Lifts open. 129 of 139 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 8cm (3 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Sunday 18 of April at 9AM and Sunday 18 of April at 9PM MDT at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Lake Louise Piste State: Spring snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Mon 19 Apr
Origin:Report Origin

Lake Louise snow depths: updated 21 April 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
195cm
Lower snow depth:
145cm

Lake Louise resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Lake Louise brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Lake Louise snow report shown below was updated on 21 Apr 2021. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Lake Louise.

Last snowfall:

5cm
Apr 12
9cm
Apr 13
6cm
Apr 18
8cm
Apr 19

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste conditions:
Spring snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Fri 23 Apr (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Mon 26 Apr (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
7 out of 7
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Lake Louise snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 2
    Powder days
  • 2
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Lake Louise:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Lake Louise Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Lake Louise 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Lake Louise

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Lake Louise using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: yesterday 49km  away
Issued: yesterday 49km  away
Issued: yesterday 208km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 237km  away
Issued: yesterday 505km  away
Webcam
No webcamSunshine Village WebcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
135cm
80cm
Upper
Lower
198cm
50cm
Upper
Lower
150cm
150cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
541cm
516cm
Piste State
Piste
Good
Off Piste
Varied
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
7cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
9cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
12cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
26cm
11 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
11cm
12cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
23cm
15cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
4cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
11cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
14cm
6cm
Weather
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 1790m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2194m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2155m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 1457m
Thu
rain showers
Fri
light rain
Sat
light snow
Mid station 1309m

Notes on the Lake Louise Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Lake Louise. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Lake Louise piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Lake Louise snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Lake Louise, the Lake Louise weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Lake Louise weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Lake Louise, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Lake Louise. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Lake Louise snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Lake Louise snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Lake Louise snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Lake Louise snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Lake Louise, study the Lake Louise piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Lake Louise snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Lake Louise on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Lake Louise (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Lake Louise Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Lake Louise snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.