The Lake Louise Ski Area has received 53 cms of fresh snow over the past week and currently features a mid-mountain snow base approaching one metre.
Upper areas of the mountain have received over 1.5 metres of fresh snow thus far and the ski and snowboarding season is off to a fantastic start.
The new Ptarmigan Quad chair, which suffered a blown computer motherboard meltdown over the weekend, has been successfully repaired and all nine lifts at Lake Louise are now fully operational.
It’s been an absolutely fantastic start to the 2008-09 ski and snowboarding season as we opened as scheduled on Saturday, November 8 and we’ve been receiving some great weekly snowfalls ever since ,” confirms Lake Louise marketing director John Ross. “Although we had to cancel one World Cup ski race due to too much snow, we successfully staged the four other World Cup ski races and everything is pointing to a very successful season going forward. The mountain is in tremendous shape as we head into the Christmas holidays. The Banff National Park ski areas have the best snow conditions in the country.”
The Lake Louise Ski Card continues to be a better deal with each passing day as more ski areas come on board as marketing partners. For just $79.95, the Louise Card provides skiers and riders with three free days at Lake Louise (their 1st, 4th and 7th visits) and also provides discounts of either $26 or $13 on all other lift ticket purchases all season long. The number of double discount days at Lake Louise, where Card holders receive $26 off their lift ticket purchases, have been doubled this year and remain in place right up until December 18th.
In addition to these great lift ticket deals at the Lake Louise Ski Area, Louise Card holders also receive:
A full day lift ticket at the half day rate at Castle Mountain Resort (a $13 saving)
A 25% discount on a full day lift ticket at Canada Olympic Park
$6 daily discounts at Fernie, Nakiska and Kimberley Ski Resorts
50% off group lessons at the Lake Louise Ski Area
$20 discounts for “Friends of Louise Card holders”, who want to take the “Discover Skiing/ Snowboarding” program at the Lake Louise ski area
20% discounts on food and beverage purchases at Sawyer’s Nook and the Great Bear Breakfast Buffet at Lake Louise – Restrictions apply
10% off all ski and snowboard repairs or tuning, rental equipment, and on all purchases of $50 or more in the Sports Alpine Ski Shop at Lake Louise.
The Lake Louise Card is available until December 31 at all Calgary CO-OP, Sportchek, Sport Mart and selected Alberta ski shops.
Start the winter season out right with some heavy metal at Lake Louise. Open to both skiers and snowboarders, the Heavy Metal Rail Jam is touching down December 13th, 2008 at the Lake. Competitors can enter into the men's Ski or Snowboard Groms, Men's Ski or Snowboard 16+, or Women's ski or snowboard Open categories. The Entry Fee is $20 (plus a $20 bib deposit that will be returned at the end of the event). Check-in and late registration will be 7:30am-9:30am in the Sitzmark Lounge on December 13th. If you are under 18 you must either bring a parent or certified coach to sign the waivers at registration. Helmets are mandatory!
For Early registration call 403.522.3555 ext 2104 Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be ready to provide competitor's name, age, sex, ski or snowboard, and credit card information.
Wednesday , December 10, 2008