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LAKE LOUISE, AB - Thanks to significant snowfalls over the past week, the Lake Louise Ski Area is poised to open up new lifts and additional terrain for the upcoming weekend.

With upwards of 40-53 cms of new snow over the past seven days, on-mountain conditions have improved considerably and the Lake Louise mountain operation's team is out on the mountain working feverishly in an all-out attempt to open up new lifts and terrain as soon as possible.

"It was a great weekend for new snow and we are currently digging out and preparing for next weekend,' confirm Lake Louise area manager, Rick Werner. "We are certainly heading in the right direction and we are just one significant snowfall away from opening more lifts and terrain and the current weather forecast does looks promising for more snow on Thursday."

If the new snow does arrive, the next lifts to open would be the Grizzly Gondola as early as Friday, followed by the Top of the World Six Passenger Chair, Summit Platter and Paradise Triple Chair (as soon as Saturday). Should the Grizzly Gondola open on Friday, skiers and riders would be able to enjoy a run with a vertical drop of over 2,400 feet to the bottom.

The Lake Louise Ski Resort opened for the season on Saturday, November 8 and is currently open for the season with both the Glacier Quad Chair and Sunny T-bar in operation. The current snow depth sits between 60-75 cms.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Published - November 17, 2008.

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