Post Hotel at Lake Louise
Swiss hoteliers know a thing or two, or 5 as in stars, about fine ski hotels.
André and George Schwarz have brought luxury alpine living to the Canadian
Rockies in Lake Louise at The Post Hotel. Within
Banff National Park, The Post has a pretty setting on the picturesque Pipestone
River, with amazing mountain views and extraordinary skiing just 2 miles away at
Lake Louise Ski Resort. The Post Hotel's stylish
alpine guest suites, four-star dining and full service spa are everything skiers
dream of, the staff is just as you’d wish too.
The historic 1942 Post Hotel is located in Canada's oldest park Banff dating to
1885. The Post Hotel was once called the Lake Louise Lodge - which confused more
than a few between this Hotel and the nearby
Chateau Lake Louise. The Post is more of a classic chalet style ski lodge
with grand fieldstone fireplaces, a regal rocky mountain style Lobby, a
sophisticated Library and cozy fireside bar, full service Temple Mountain Spa,
plus an elegant Dining Room and Fondue Stübli. The Post's friendly staff and
spectacular views of the surrounding wilderness, rivers and Rockies at almost
5,000-feet elevation are a breath of fresh air. Everyone knows of the
Chateau Lake Louise, which you must
visit to see the grand hotel and stunning setting on the glacial Lake Louise.
But staying at The Post provides more of an exclusive and catered toenclave for
its fortunate guests. You will be glad to retreat to your more private resort
hotel away from the buses and camera toting tourists.
Guest lodging at The Post Hotel ranges from traditional alpine rooms and suites
in the Ski Lodge to delightful private log cabins and even a four-bedroom home
called the Watson House that accommodates 10. Many of the Post Hotel's suites in
the Lodge offer a balcony, Jacuzzi bath and real wood-burning fireplace, ready
for you to light. You may be tempted to skip exploring beautiful Banff National
Park entirely with all this luxury - but you must ski
Lake Louise just 2 miles away, take in the breathtaking scenery and build an
appetite for high tea, après ski and dining at The Post. A fireside après ski
toddy in the Post's wood-paneled Library bar by the piano following a salt water
soak at the sophisticated Temple Mountain Spa or a massage is the perfect end to
a ski day.
The Dining Room at The Post boasts a 25,000+ bottle award-winning wine cellar
and an exceptional alpine setting - hence recognition from Relais & Chateaux.
The Chef's European inspired menu features local market ingredients, bison,
caribou, duck, and fresh fish with Swiss sides like Rosti potatoes. Views from
The Post’s formal dining room of the ice rink, the sparkling lights on the line
trees and the glacier on Temple Mountain are your entertainment between
delicious courses. The Post offers the more casual Fondue Stubli and the Out
Post Pub. Breakfast is served each morning, your choice from an extensive menu
or the buffet, before you hit the slopes or explore Banff Park on snowshoe or an
ice canyon walk.
Skiers and snowboarders will love staying at the Post Hotel from December
through late March for the best snow conditions at
Lake Louise Ski Resort - just 2 miles away, followed by spa treatments,
dinner by the fire and sumptuous lodging at the Post Hotel. The Post Hotel is a
top Canadian hotel for skiers, located
in the heart of Lake Louise village, just two hours from Calgary on the Trans
Lake Louise Ski Resort Stats:
Vertical : 3,250'
Summit Elevation: 8650'
Skiable Area: 4200 acres
145 marked trails plus back bowls , longest run 5 miles
10 Lifts: 1 Gondola , 5 Chairs , 1 Platter, 3 Carpets
Long ski season from early November to May, extensive snowmaking and grooming Lake Louise Ski Resort Review Lake Louise Photo Gallery