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1 Whitehorn Dr, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0 Canada
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#4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Lake Louise
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Skoki Lodge is situated in a beautiful high alpine region in Banff National Park. The eleven kilometer trail from Lake Louise to the Skoki Valley makes Skoki Lodge an ideal destination for hikers and skiers of all levels. From Skoki Lodge one can access breathtaking mountain ridges and alpine lakes, or explore five different adjoining valleys.
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Franky M wrote a review Aug. 4
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The location, the service, the FOOD(!), all made for a wonderful three days. The staff is top notch. July wild flowers and gorgeous mountains all around. Good selection of day hikes. Would love to return.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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SunnyMummy811 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Alberta, Canada22 contributions10 helpful votes
We just returned from three nights at Skoki in the Honeymoon Cabin and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Ed, Vanessa, Chef Hannah and the rest of the staff ensure you have anything you need, including great information and tips to get you everywhere you need to go. We took the shuttle to Temple Day Lodge (make sure you do, that road is otherwise not enjoyable), and were at the lodge by 1:30. Tea (delicious charcuterie) is served from 2-4, dinner is at 6:45. They have beer, wine, G&Ts, and a whisky cockail for purchase as well. Each morning at 7:15, a thermos of hot water is brought to your room for washing, this also serves as a gentle wake up call to make sure you are ready for breakfast at 7:45. Packed lunches for the day are distributed at breakfast. When the meal is done, Ed or Vanessa will break out maps to discuss hiking choices for the day, make sure you stay to discuss your route with them even if you know where you are going already. They have a lot of great tips you would not otherwise know about. We hiked up to Merlin Lake on the first day (definitely do it) and then around Skoki on the second day. We would have liked to take Packer's Pass on the way out, but there were nasty thunderstorms rolling in so we decided to stay on Deception Pass Trail. The shuttle from Temple back to the parking lot is there at 2:30, we were at Temple by 1:00 and decided to hike out, I believe it took around 40 minutes. Again, magial spot with great staff. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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JimboBristol wrote a review Mar. 2021
Canmore, Canada24 contributions6 helpful votes
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My wife and I have just come back from Skoki, all I will say is we had a stunning, welcoming and amazing time. Perhaps, like the friends of Skoki that no doubt return year on year, you wonder if you should write a review to let the secret out, I mean why tell anyone!! Perhaps that's why there aren't that many reviews....... The Skoki experience can be different depending on 'you' and what the natural environment brings, as so many variables come into play, winter/summer, weather, what you enjoy and what you are used to. However what will be a constant is a hugely great welcome, a beautiful mountain lodge setting, superb food, and some great people you'll meet. Running a lodge in a remote setting that's years and years old and a national treasure and balancing that does not come easy. Vanessa, Ed and the whole team pull that off with professionalism, kindness, fun and knowledge (i.e. trip planning for your stay). I doubt we could find anywhere a better mountain ski lodge experience with a historic building that has the right balance of facilities and backcountry experience. So thank you Skoki for making our 28th Anniversary so special....... Skoki will live in our hearts and we hope to return when we can......
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Zachery K wrote a review Feb. 2021
Rocky Mountain House, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
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I don’t normally write lengthy reviews but I felt compelled to write this one after our one night stay at Skoki. My wife and I had a chance for a couple days away from the kids. Skoki Lodge and all that comes with it (no electricity, no running water, a 11km uphill ski-in, etc) was my wife’s choice while I wanted to head to the Chateau Lake Louise or The Springs and bask in luxury for the same amount of $$$. In addition to the “shortfalls” that Skoki has, the temperature was also not on our side and was -25 the morning we set out. So there was definite reasons for disappointment. The ski-in was Great. We kept a pretty good pace doing it in under 3hrs and the cold was a non-factor as a result. We were peeling off layers because we were too hot from the blood pumping. So do not let temperature deter you from going in the winter. I feel it is a “MUST” to have alpine touring skis with skin attachments. We contemplated using our cross country skis which would have been a MASSIVE mistake. Had it not been for the knowledgeable staff at Wilson Sports where we rented the equipment from, I probably would have chanced it with our cross country skis and would have been miserable for the whole ski experience (up and down). The climbing was so much easier with the skins and features of those skis to help with climbing. Best of all, when you get to the Top of Deception Pass (the best feeling/part of the ski-in), you remove the skins, lock in the boots and ski fresh powder pretty much to the lodge. I have to preface this next section saying that I am a picky eater. I have never been adventurous when it comes to food. Going to a place that had set menus and strives to offer a unique culinary experience, was out of my comfort zone to say the least. I read a few reviews saying that the food at Skoki has gone down hill in recent years, so I was even more nervous as to what we were getting into. All that being said, I went into this with an open mind and poised to eat/try everything they served. It was AMAZING. I ate food that I never would have touched and enjoyed it. Do not believe any of the reviews knocking the food at Skoki. It was a 5-Star experience. The charcuterie board/soup (and optional beer haha) after the ski-in, hit the spot. A few hours later, we had a 3 Course served dinner followed by breakfast the next morning and a bagged lunch for the ski-out. I attached a picture of the posted supper menu. The smell of it cooking when we entered the lodge was beyond words. The entire stay at the lodge had this type of aroma in the dining room whenever we were down there. So good. The staff was also Awesome. Every single member we interacted with introduced themselves and were approachable. They personally showed us the room/boot storage upon arrival, explained the amenities/workings of the lodge, and then at every interaction asked us how everything was and if we needed anything. The last thing I’ll comment about the was the atmosphere. We stayed in the main lodge and I’m glad we did. The smells from the kitchen, the bustle/stories from the other guests and the feel of it all was the icing on the cake for me. The floor creaks everytime someone was walking up stairs but the sound just added to the rustic feel and character of it all. If you go in the winter and it’s forecasted to be cold like it was for us, be sure to bring warm clothes to wear in the lodge. The flannel blankets on the beds and the beds themselves were really comfortable and warm but the lodge itself by nature will be colder so you’ll want to be prepared for that. Skoki Lodge is worth the price. The experience is something we’ll never forget and we will be back someday.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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347liz wrote a review Oct. 2019
Chesterfield, United Kingdom109 contributions80 helpful votes
Our 11km hike in was done in the pouring rain so we walked quickly, arriving at the lodge in 3&1/2 hours. Lunch wasn't quite ready so they gave us tea and biscuits to keep us going! We had 4 absolutely delightful nights here. The one shared table is a great way to get to know your fellow guests/potentail walking companions and the food is some of the best I've had in a long time. Although there is no electricity or running water, the oil lamps and candles make the downstairs room cosy at night.The bedrooms all have a rechareable battery lantern and a pitcher and bowl for your hot water strip washes after hiking. The bed was so comfortable that I could have stayed there all day if the mountains hadn't been calling me! The staff were amazing. Ed, the manager, had an incredible and indepth knowledge of all the walking trails and happily talked through the routes with the different groups each morning. He, Brett and Eric were always cheerful, very hardworking and happy to help you with anything - nothing was too big or small for them to deal with. Both of the amazing cooks in the kitchen but who's names I've sadly forgotten, produced endless rounds of incredible food several times a day - and always with a smile. We had the best time here and were really genuinely sad to leave. We definitely want to go back - soon!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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RAMacLeod wrote a review Sep. 2019
Toronto, Canada5 contributions5 helpful votes
Visiting Skoki Lodge was a great experience that I will always remember. The hike in is beautiful and the hikes we did from the lodge were equally amazing. The accommodation, food, and service were all great.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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amy5574 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Lewes, Delaware72 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent an enjoyable 3 nights at Skoki Lodge. We were a party of 7 that occupied the Wolverine and Honeymoon cabins. We came here for the hiking. What we didn't realize was the journey we were about to imbark on included impeccable food, incredible staff and guests and indescribable views. Skoki Lodge was one of a kind and a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. Book it if you can.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daureen wrote a review Jun. 2019
Sunnyvale, California9 contributions7 helpful votes
We were really looking forward to visit Skolki this Monday. However the weather had its own plans with snow and rain making the trip there chellenging and unsafe. When I called the lodge to reschedule they wouldn't agree to refund or give us a credit for our stay saying that our cancelation is done too soon to our arrival ignoring the fact that there was no indication for this weather at the time of the reservation. We also need to pay for the meals and cleaning as If we are there. Very greedy and unprofessional.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from lakelouiseskiresort, Public Relations Manager at Skoki Lodge
Responded Jul. 8, 2019
Hey Daureen! Sorry to hear about your experience with Skoki Lodge. It is unfortunate that the weather could not have been better for your journey, however the trail was safe enough for travel. Skoki Lodge staff had travelled the trail many times back & forth in the days leading up to your reservation and had given us updates about the trail conditions. Guests’ safety is one of our highest concerns & we would not send guests into the backcountry if it was not safe. As we are a backcountry lodge, cancellations cannot be made with a refund so close to your stay as we have already flown out the food & supplies necessary to feed the number of guests staying those specific dates. We offer an extremely unique experience that makes it difficult to just simply replace your spot at the lodge with such little notice. We hope you understand.
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SteveG wrote a review Mar. 2019
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Absolutely Beautiful location! Lodgekeepers Ed, Vanessa and their staff run an incredible historic ski lodge. The food and hospitality are second to none. A very tranquil place to get away from all the hassles of everyday life and have the trip of a lifetime. Not the easiest place to get to but well worth it.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ranavan1 wrote a review Feb. 2019
Saskatoon, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
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Skoki = magic! Just returned home from a girls’ trip to Skoki! Everything about our journey and stay was amazing. Ed, Vanessa and the team at Skoki lodge made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. They showed us around the lodge, made sure we were comfortable in our cabin and answered any and all questions we had. It felt like we were one big family! The lodge is tucked down in the valley and the views are breathtaking! The ski in is not for the faint of heart but it is fantastic!! The views from deception pass are well worth the trek! The ski from deception pass into Skoki is delightful! The food at the lodge is simply decadent! We never dreamed we would eat so well in a backcountry lodge with no power or running water. However, we ate and ate and loved it all! This was a trip of a lifetime! Thank you Ed, Vanessa and team for the best experience we could ask for!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skoki Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Skoki Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Big Beehive (6.4 km), Moraine Lake (7.6 km), and Bow Glacier Falls Trail (2.0 km).
What are some restaurants close to Skoki Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whitehorn Bistro, Post Hotel & Spa, and The Walliser Stube.