Visitors to Lake Louise ski area are well catered for on the mountain with half a dozen locations within three buildings, two of the largest of which are inter-connected at the resort base. The Lodge of The Ten Peaks base, a spectacular structure of vast timbers erected using local wood as recently as 1997, and the original Whiskyjack Lodge are linked together. The rambling structure is home to most of the resort’s base facilities as well as half a dozen dining choices. On the Inn of Ten Peaks side there’s the large food court, the slopeside coffee bar where you can buy fresh bakery, the Powderkeg Lounge which is good for pizza and the Great Bear room upstairs. On the Whiskyjack Lodge side there’s a cafe for burgers and deli sandwiches and the World Cup Alpine Room for upscale dining at low prices.
Deer Lodge is another great choice often serving wild game in its atmospheric dining room.
On the slopes and over on the backside of the mountain near the Ptarmigan chair, Temple Lodge has a cafeteria and Sawyer's Nook, a rustic restaurant on the upper level.
Restaurants In Town
As with the other off-slope aspects of Lake Louise, there’s limited dining choice, although what there is is generally very good. Chateau Lake Louise has a selection of options, the gourmet end of which is to be found in the Fairview Dining room, although you can eat good food for less at several other locations including the bars and the deli. The Chateau has a rival in its neighbour, the Post Hotel which recently made number three in a worldwide ranking of ‘rustic retreats’ by Gourmet magazine. It’s also a Dirona recipient (Distinguished Restaurants of North America). Along with its high calibre cuisine its award winning wine cellar contains 32,500 bottles and more than 2200 selections. More affordable and family friendly dining is provided by the hotel’s Outpost Cafe. The Lake Louise Inn’s offerings are Legends Restaurant and the Timberwolf Pizza & Pasta Café.
There are limited food outlets in Lake Louise. The Village Market (+1 403 522 3894) at the small Samson Mall is well stocked and should cater for all your needs. If those needs include a sweet tooth however, the neighbouring Olde Tyme Candy Store (+1 403 522 3967) has a huge selection. For deli style food visit the food shop in Chateau Lake Louise (+1 403 522 3511) which has a wonderful selection.