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The Skoki Lodge - Skiing and Hiking Lodge in Banff National Park

The Skoki Lodge, Skiing and Hiking Lodge in Banff National Park, Canada 

The Skoki Lodge was the first facility built specifically to cater to ski-tourists on a commercial basis in Canada, and possibly North America. It was built by a group of Banff residents who formed the Ski Club of the Canadian Rockies to manage the operation. The first guests arrived for skiing in the spring of 1931. The main building was made of local logs with saddle-notched corners. A log one-storey kitchen was added in the summer of 1931. In l935-1936, Jim Boyce made a series of additions, including the upper floor and roof dormers and what is now the living room. He also added three or four log cabins for sleeping to increase the original capacity. Like the builders of several other backcountry lodges in the area, Boyce started out as a tour guide and outfitter. In 1938 he went on to build a log lodge in Lake Louise, which later became the Post Hotel.

The Experience of Skoki Lodge
When you step inside the Lodge after an exhilarating hike or ski, you to become a part of its history. For many, the retreat back to Skoki is a reminder of how wonderful and calming the simple things in life can be. Allow our friendly staff to show you to your Lodge room or Cabin and then enjoy our afternoon tea service offered in the dining room for our guests daily. Rehydrate with a glass of fresh water, lemonade or herbal tea. Share stories and photographs with your Lodge companions of your days journey with a sumptuous selection from our fine tea display.

After re-energizing, many of our guests find the late afternoon the perfect time to familiarize themselves with the Lodge. Enjoy a good book from our library in front of the woodstove, or cozy up on one of the day beds and just let our mind unwind. If another hike or ski is what you desire, one of our staff would be delighted to share their ideas and knowledge of the area.

Dinner at Skoki Lodge is an event unto its own. Our incredible kitchen staff are highly skilled and truly enjoy bringing only the finest culinary delights to the buffet daily. Feel free to peek into our rustic backcountry kitchen, meet the chef and staff and watch us work our magic. Skoki also offers beer and wine which is always available at the bar in the dining room daily. After dinner you may want to take a short stroll around the area, maybe unwind and retreat to the living room, perhaps a game of Scrabble or cribbage from our games cupboard, or maybe another cup of Blends coffee or herbal tea at the dining table with your new friends. 
Having dinner at Skoki Lodge in Banff National Park, Canada  Playing scrabble inside of Skoki  Lodge in Banff National Park, Canada
In the morning let the smells of freshly brewed coffee, wood smoke, and breakfast entice you from your cozy down comforter. A two course breakfast awaits you at 8:00am and is always a feast for everyones taste-buds. After breakfast we set up a build-it-yourself gourmet lunch buffet. We always offer an array of homemade breads, delectable deli-meats, swiss and cheddar cheeses and an assortment of fresh vegetables and fruit. We also offer Skoki cookies and GORP to enjoy on your afternoon picnic on your days adventure. At this time the staff will be pleased to help you plan your days hike or ski to one of the many legendary lakes or valleys in the Skoki area. We have detailed maps and several years of personal experience in the area to help you choose the best destination for the day be it short and picturesque to strenuous and rewarding.

Skoki Lodge is a haven for our guests and Katie and Leo Mitzel, the Lodge Managers are devoted to ensuring your stay is as comfortable as possible. Their dedication to the Lodge and its many wonderful guests is evident in all aspects of your stay and they look forward to hosting you for years to come.

Skoki Lodge
Box 5, 1 Whitehorn Road
Lake Louise, Alberta,
Canada T0L 1E0
Phone: 1-888-997-5654, Local : 403-522-1347
Snow Phone: (403) 244-6665


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