RV Canada: Lake Louise

From groomers to backside bowls, Lake Louise has zones for everyone.

Lake Louise is best known for its world cup races (Lindsey Vonn’s favorite venue) and the scenery of Banff National Park. The groomers are great, but we had more fun lapping its back bowls, which are typically filled with wind-deposited powder


SKI: Get yourself to the Summit platter (a surface lift) and then drop into the bowls. Test your legs in the A through I Gullies, skier’s left, then lap the Paradise chair, picking your lines as you ride up.

DRINK: You’ll be hard-pressed to find late-night options within stumbling distance of your rig, so stop at the Powder Keg or Kokanee Kabin while your boots are still on. Both are at the base of the ski area and have all the beer and poutine you could want.

EAT:Give your legs a break in the Temple Lodge at the base of the Ptarmigan quad. It has both a cafeteria and a sit-down restaurant that’ll give you choices depending on your budget and how fast you want to get back out there.

SLEEP: You’re in a national park, so pulling over for the night gets tricky. Make sure you have a national-parks pass (about $20 per day for a family or group) before you pull into the Lake Louise campground ($32 per night). It’s a 10-minute drive from the resort, and it has full hookups (making it one of your last chances to dump your poop tank before returning the RV).

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