Lake Louise, Alberta - The Lake Louise Ski Area will host the first annual Ski Louise Stampede on Saturday March 30th. Canadian Rodeo stars and alumni will take to the slopes in their cowboy hats and chaps, competing in a Snow Cross race and then a ‘stampede-style’ competition to discover who is tough enough to buck the mountain.
Everyone is invited to watch the action and enjoy a western-themed day, which culminates with a dinner, silent auction and dance Saturday night in The Lake Louise Ski Area’s Whiskey Jack Lodge.
“Alberta has a rich western heritage,” says Sandy Best of the Lake Louise Ski Area. “It will be exciting for all guests to watch the competitions March 30th and to rub shoulders at night with some of the best rodeo athletes in the world.” Attendees include three-time Canadian All Around Champion Steve Turner, 2006 Canadian Bull Riding Champion Tanner Girletz, and 2005 Canadian Champion Bareback Rider Alan Dacyk.
"We can’t wait for this event, which we hope to grow year after year. We see it bringing the sport of Rodeo to a new group of people who may have never experienced the cowboy way of life before,"says Ted Stovin, event organizer. “Those who wish to compete should register soon as availability is limited.”
Watch the races from the base area for free. Tickets for the dinner are just $45 in advance or $50 at the door. The event benefits the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team and is presented by Twisted Tea and The Ranchman’s. To register as a competitor, or for purchasing evening event tickets, visit www.skilouisestampede.com.
Director of Business Development
The Lake Louise Ski Area
Published - March 25, 2013.