December 9, 2009 - Thanks to huge November snowfalls, the Lake Louise Ski Area is off to an incredible start with mid-winter conditions blanketing their entire 4,200 acres of terrain.
For the month of November 2009, Canada’s Favourite Ski Area received 162 cms of fresh snow, more than twice the 40-year average of 69 cms. This year's November snowfall total marks only the fourth time in the past 40 years that the ski area has exceeded the 160 cm mark.
"This is one of the best starts to the ski season that we've ever experienced," confirms John Ross, Marketing Director for Lake Louise. "The resort opened right on schedule on November 6, we had all our nine lifts operating by November 21, and we successfully hosted both the Men's and Ladies World Cup downhill events at the end of the month. Having Canadian athletes reach the winner's podium on both weekends truly made November a month to remember. We just couldn't be happier with the way the ski season has started out."
As of December 9th, Lake Louise had 116 runs in operation, a settled upper mountain snow base of 100 cms, and more snow is in the forecast.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009