Tue, 20 Feb 2024

The insider's guide to on-mountain dining at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Hitting the slopes at Lake Louise Ski Resort can make you work up an appetite. Luckily, there is a delicious range of on-mountain dining options to choose from. Whether you're looking to energise yourself for the day of adventures ahead, refuel after some thrilling turns in the powder, or ready to unwind with some après-ski delights, Lake Louise Ski Resort has you covered. Take a look at this insider's guide to on-mountain eateries and where to dine.




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Fuel up ready for the day with a coffee at Slopeside before hitting the runs at Lake Louise Ski Resort | Photo by Phil Forsey

Slopeside Coffee

Location: Lodge of Ten Peaks

Open from: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Before heading out on your skiing adventures, make sure to drop by Slopeside at the base area to get your favourite hot or cold beverage to start the day. Plus, they offer a range of tasty treats including freshly baked goods, hot buttered popcorn and sweets to keep you energized throughout the day.


Snack stops


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Ride over to the Temple Market Cafe for a quick warm-up break and snack | Photo by Travis Rousseau.

Temple Market Café

Location: Temple Lodge (Backside)

Open from: 9:00am - 3:30pm

If you're in search of a quick stop or a longer break at the backside of Lake Louise, make your way to Temple Market Cafe. You can choose from a variety of hot and cold drinks and grab a quick snack to refuel for your next run. You can relax indoors or outdoors on the patio and enjoy the breathtaking alpine views. Please note that this restaurant is exclusively accessible to skiers and snowboarders with a valid lift ticket.




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Indulge in a delicious lunch at Kuma Yama located in the lodge of Ten Peaks at Lake Louise Ski Resort | Photo by Phil Forsey.

Kuma Yama

Location: Lodge of Ten Peaks

Open: Mon & Thurs 11:30 am - 4:00pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 11:00 am - 6:00pm

Whilst sushi may not be your typical food option at a ski resort, Kuma Yama offers a unique dining experience that will make your day even better! Enjoy international-style tapas with a Japanese twist and Canadian influence. Try one of their ramen bowls, nigiri, salmon, and custom maki rolls. Plus, did you know Kuma Yama translates from Japanese to 'Bear on the Mountain'?

Whitehorn Bistro

Location: Whitehorn Bistro (Frontside)

Open from: 10:30 am - 3:00pm

For something a bit more bougie, glide your way over to the Whitehorn Bistro. Taste the delicious menu featuring fresh ingredients from local and boutique vendors, and try their expertly crafted cocktails. You'll also find some of Alberta's best craft distillery drinks, BC wines and over 25 different craft beers from across Canada. Be sure to head over here for one of the most delicious meals at Lake Louise. Please note, this restaurant is accessible by skiers or snowboarders only during the winter months and requires a valid lift pass

Lodge of Ten Peaks

Location: Base Area

Open from: 7:30 - 4:00 pm

Looking for a quick lunch option to maximise your time on the slope? The Lodge of Ten Peaks is the perfect grab-and-go option. Choose from fresh salads, pastries or snacks, plus hot and cold drinks there's something for everyone!

Sawyer's Nook

Location: Temple Lodge (Backside)

Open from: 10:00 am - 3:00pm

Craving a traditional mountain menu with house-made favourites, make your way over to Sawyer's Nook upstairs in Temple Lodge on the backside of the ski resort. Dive into the famous cheese fondue and a charcuterie for two. Or, indulge in the famous Alpine Smashed Brisket Burger whilst taking in the sweeping mountain vistas. Pair your delicious meal with a frosty beer, mulled wine, or cider. This restaurant is accessible by skis or a snowboard only and requires a valid lift pass.

Powder Keg Lounge

Location: Lodge of Ten Peaks

Open from: Mon - Fri 11:00am - 6:00om, Sat-Sun

Are you concerned about potentially missing seeing your favourite sports team play while skiing at Lake Louise? Worry not, because the Powder Keg Lounge is here to save the day. This mountainside sports lounge features large-screen TVs that showcase the latest sports action. You can celebrate both your skiing and team with a freshly-poured beer and a traditional sports bar menu that includes fresh flatbread pizzas, crispy wings, nachos, tacos, hot soups, chilli, and more.

Whiskyjack Cafe

Location: Whiskey Jack Lodge (Base Area)

Open from: Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon 11:00 am 2:30pm

For a quick lunch break at the base of Lake Louise that the whole family will enjoy, be sure to pop into the Whiskeyjack Cafe. There are plenty of grab-and-go options available from savoury to sweet treats.




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Enjoying some post-ski food and drink at Banded Peak Base Camp at the base area of Lake Louise Ski Resort | Photo by Reuben Krabbe.

Banded Peak Base Camp

Location: Base Area

Open from: 11:00 am - 5:00pm

Are you ready to finish the day with some après? If so, you should stop by Banded Peak Base Camp! This is the perfect spot to soak up the 360-degree views of the stunning Canadian Rockies while sipping on a cold one and tasting some authentic smokehouse BBQ on the patio. Grab a seat on the, enjoy the cosy campfire atmosphere, and indulge in the ultimate après-ski vibes. You won't want to miss out on the fun!

Bier Stube

Location: Lodge of Ten Peaks

Open from: 11:00 am - 5:00pm

If you're looking to grab a quick beer, be sure to check out Bier Stube at the base of the resort. With fresh and perfectly chilled beers on offer, it's the perfect solution for a convenient cold beer on tap. If you're feeling peckish, they also have some delicious snacks on offer to keep you going during your day on the slopes!


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