Early season conditions at Lake Louise are good and skiers and snowboarders will enjoy more terrain this weekend thanks to a number of consecutive days of snowfall and the hard work of the Mountain Operations and avalanche control teams.
Opening Thursday, November 17 is expert terrain off the Top of the World 6-Pack Express chairlift and the Summit Platter, providing guests with 991m/3,250 feet of vertical to ski or snowboard. This is the longest vertical currently open in North America.
The Grizzly Gondola is scheduled to start running the following day on Friday, November 18, providing guests with over 25 runs to enjoy at Lake Louise.
In the upper alpine, preparations for the WinterstartWorld Cup November 26—December 4 are going wonderfully. Lake Louise is the first and one of the most picturesquestops on the ‘White Circus,’ and the only chance for Canadian athletes to win a World Cup on home soil. The races here are always thrilling, and more often than not, they are history making.
“There’s an awesome vibe in Lake Louise right now,” says Proprietor Charlie Locke. “The staff are working hard and invigorated by the great early season conditions, and our guests are having a wonderful time on the mountain.” With flurries in the forecast, even more terrain is expected to open up in the coming days and weeks.
This Saturday, Burton will be at Lake Louise to demo their latest snowboards and bindings. Riders will be able to try this season’s most cutting-edge equipment for free. And, terrain park enthusiasts will be happy to learn that a selection of fun features are in place, and that the park crew will be installing a few new ones, too, before the permanent terrain park and Snow Cross course are set-up just following the World Cup.
Over at the Snow School, an incredible early season deal is on offer.
The Fall Tune Up - Private 2 Hour Lessons Just $99+GST is for all ages and abilities and guests choose the time and types of skills and terrain they wish to cover. Go solo, or share with 4 other friends for the same price! Offer available now to December 9, 2011.
It’s quicker and easier to get to Lake Louise this year with the Trans-Canada Highway twinning now complete from Calgary. There are myriad fun reasons to come out to Lake Louise, beginning this weekend with three more lifts and additional terrain opening up, and then with the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup starting next weekend.
Lake Louise is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies Banff National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renowned for world-class skiing and snowboarding, warm, welcoming hospitality, and the majestic peaks and shimmering glaciers which frame one of the most photographed lakes on the planet, the Lake Louise Ski Area features endless expert terrain, networks of rolling groomers and a green run from every chair.
Please call 403-256-8473
Published - November 16, 2011.