The backcountry access off the ski hill at Lake Louise Ski Resort is good but not extensive. You’ll find some tree skiing and plenty of alpine bowls, which is mostly what Lake Louise is known for. The alpine terrain is definitely worth seeking out. Because of the complexity of the terrain and snow, you’ve got to be patient and carefully pick your lines. The area has a continental snowpack that really depends on the season. I’ve always thought it best between February and April. You’ll also be able to select from plenty of cozy lodges and hotels outside of Banff National Park.