Lake Louise snow report:

The Lake Louise snow report is: 10 out of 11 Lifts open. 91 of 139 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 12cm (5 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Friday 26 of November at 2PM and Sunday 28 of November at 2PM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Lake Louise Piste State: Fresh.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
10cm
Sun 28 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
10cm
Sun 28 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Lake Louise snow depths: updated 29 November 2021

Upper snow depth:
66cm
Lower snow depth:
66cm

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 29 Nov 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:

3cm
Nov 25
4cm
Nov 26
1cm
Nov 27
12cm
Nov 28

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Fresh
Off Piste conditions:
Fresh
Next snowfall:
1cm Tue 30 Nov (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Thu 02 Dec (AM)
Lifts open:
10 out of 11
Resort runs:
Open

Lake Louise snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
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    Powder days
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    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Lake Louise Snow Depths:

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

Snow reports for resorts near Lake Louise

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

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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
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-
Upper
Lower
45cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
115cm
45cm
Upper
Lower
-
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Piste State
Piste
Fresh
Off Piste
Fresh
Piste
Fresh
Off Piste
Fresh
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
14cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
14cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
6cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
10cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
14cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
22cm
13cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
30cm
22cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
5cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
7cm
9cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
17cm
10cm
7cm
Weather
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1692m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 2250m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
light rain
Mid station 1790m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 2194m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1310m

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.