If you care more for scenery than for après-ski action, Lake Louise is worth considering. We’ve seen a few spectacular mountain views, and we reckon the view from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel across frozen Lake Louise to the Victoria Glacier is as spectacular as they come: simply stunning. Even if you prefer the more animated base of Banff, you’ll want to make expeditions to Lake Louise during your holiday. It can’t compete with Sunshine Village for quantity of snow, but it’s an interesting mountain. And from the slopes you get a distant version of that stunning view.