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Lake Louise selected as world's most scenic ski resort

Lake Louise Ski Resort offers beautiful views of the Canadian Rockies.
Lake Louise Ski Resort offers beautiful views of the Canadian Rockies.
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Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, has a lot to brag about. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, it's the site of one of the iconic Fairmont hotels. It boasts hiking trails and lakes--Louise and Moraine--that attract millions of tourists each year. And now it has a title to add to its reasons to visit Lake Louise: The Lake Louise Ski Resort has been named the most scenic ski resort in the world by USA Today.

A Banff National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake Louise is known for having stunning panoramic views of endless, towering mountain peaks, sparkling glaciers and the shimmering lake. Those are some of the features that helped it be "unsurpassed with postcard perfect beauty." Lake Louise is one of North America's largest ski resorts with 4,200 acres that offer beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain from every chairlift. With the ability to tour the four mountain faces of the resort, the amazing vistas are accessible to all skiers and snowboarders.

"It is an honor to be recognized for something that truly distinguishes our resort from those around the world," says Dan Markham, Director, Brand & Communications. "Every day our guests and staff are treated to some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere and the fact that we have an amazing ski resort nestled in the heart of it all, is a special bonus."

Lake Louise bested resorts like Telluride (No. 10), Chamonix in France (No. 7), Heavenly (No. 4) and Zermatt in Switzerland (No. 3), which were also named to the USA Today list. The resort has received two other honors this season. Lake Louise Ski Resort was voted the "Best Ski Resort in Canada" at the World Ski Awards in November, and it was named the "Most Favorite Ski Resort in North America" by skiresorts-test.com.