If you are looking to get away for the weekend and want to feel as if you have been transported somewhere magical, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is just the spot.
Combine a welcoming hamlet, a namesake super-naturally turquoise lake, abundant year-round activities and spectacular mountain scenery, and it’s easy to see why this destination is known as Canada’s diamond in the wilderness, the hiking capital of Canada and the emerald of the Rockies.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise strives to live up to the natural wonder with which they share their name, while still maintaining the high level of detail and luxury The Fairmont chain is known for. Located at the edge of Lake Louise, the hotel looks out over the mountains and the lake nestled within. It really doesn’t get much better.
With winter temperatures and all that comes with it, there is an outdoor wonderland (natural and manmade) to enjoy. Spend the afternoon on the skating rink or taking advantage of the cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or guided dog-sled tours. The Chateau also offers sleigh-rides throughout the winter months. We definitely think you should pop in to the outdoor ice bar at some point, which is fully constructed out of ice, for a casual beverage.
For thrill-seeking young professionals, Lake Louise Ski Hill offers 4200 skiable acres, making it one of the largest ski areas in North America. The unique layout allows groups of varying abilities to ski together; there are beginner, intermediate and expert runs down from every chair. Beginners and intermediate skiers have access to an abundance of gentle slopes and long cruising runs. Experts can explore endless chutes, glades, gullies and remote bowls on some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies.
After a full day of skiing, go ahead and refresh, reinvigorate and revitalize tired muscles with a massage. The Spa in Chateau Lake Louise offers an extensive range of body and facial treatments.
Dinner is not an issue, unless you have a hard time making decisions. The Chateau offers a broad range of dining options, from the 24hr Chateau Deli offering gourmet sandwiches, to a fine dining experience at the four diamond Fairview dining room restaurant.
If you are looking for something fun and interactive, we think you should check out Walliser Stube. Unwind and enjoy a wide range of classic cheese and meat fondues with friends or choose from a great selection of Swiss-German-influenced dishes. Of course no meal is complete without a libation. Walliser Stube has a floor to ceiling wine library to choose from.
You’ll be sure to get a good night’s sleep in one of the guestrooms or luxury hotel suites, where the luxury of a bygone era has been perfectly preserved with a heightened level of modern accommodation, a heartfelt welcome and genuine service. Throughout the winter, The Chateau offers several special packages; Ski & Play For Free; Spa Experience Package; Ice Magic Package; and the Cross Country Skiing Package.
No matter what time of year, there are special events and activities happening for visitors and guests to enjoy and partake in. January will bring the best in ice carvings & ice sculptures at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s world-renowned Ice Magic competition. The annual ice-carving event draws international ice sculpting artists to the world’s finest national park for a few days each January. Teams of two sculpt and chisel two tonnes of ice into magical translucent ice sculptures that are then lit with coloured lights each evening, creating a surreal and peaceful winter garden on the grounds.
No matter if you are looking for a relaxing getaway or a high-energy adventure, Lake Louise has everything to satisfy any young professional.