A January to Remember
The month of January 2011 was an excellent one at the Lake Louise Ski Area as the popular Banff National Park ski resort received 156 cms of fresh snow during the month. It was the resort’s second highest January snowfall total ever, just slightly below the record 170 cms received back in 1999. February has also started out very strong as an additional 30 cms has fallen during the past week.
The Lake Louise Ski Area has now received a total snowfall of 340 cms this winter and boasts a very healthy 150-180 cms base throughout the area.
“There’s a really good vibe happening at the ski area right now,” confirms John Ross, Lake Louise’s Marketing Director. “The snow is great, our customers and staff seem very happy, and there is a lot of positive momentum in the marketplace. We’ve had significant snowfalls every Friday for the past three weeks, so our weekend skiers have been very pleased. The twinning of the Trans Canada Highway right to Lake Louise has also made the drive a much more pleasant experience.”
*Click here to read a great article by Spencer Francey at push.ca called "Looking back - January at the Lake". Click the button below to view our photo gallery from January, 2011.
Canadian Powder 8 Championships This Weekend (Feb 12, 2011)
With all the recent snowfall at Lake Louise, competitors in this weekend’s Canadian Powder 8 championships will have no problem finding that perfect line as they lay down symmetrical turns in the back bowls of Lake Louise. If you’re skiing at the Lake this Saturday, keep an eye out for the participants and the check out their tracks back in Purple Bowl, which is located directly behind the top of the Larch Chair. Winners of this year’s Canadian Powder 8 championship receive a two night heli-ski vacation from Canadian Mountain Holidays.
For further information, or to register online click the button below:
Skier/Boarder Cross Open Series #2 this Weekend (Feb 12-13, 2011)
The new Lake Louise Snow Cross Course is also proving to be very popular and should be a very busy place this weekend as the Skier/Boarder Cross Series returns to Lake Louise. During the first ever Open Series event staged two weeks ago, more than 40 skiers and 80 boarders came out for a fun-filled weekend of competition.
Skiers are scheduled to hit the course on Saturday, while the snowboarders compete on Sunday.
The Snow Cross course is located at the bottom of the Juniper run and features banked turns, rollers, step-ups and step-downs. The Snow Cross course runs directly below the Glacier High Speed Quad chair, so check out the action while riding the chair out of the base area.
If you are interested in competing in this weekend’s event, you can register online by clicking the button below:
New and Improved Showtime Terrain Park
The new and improved Showtime Terrain Park at Lake Louise is also in full operation and is receiving strong reviews from the public. The Terrain Park, which has been re-located to the Juniper Jungle run, includes over 40 different features including hips, jumps, rails and boxes. Check it out the next time you’re out at Lake Louise.
Published - February 8, 2011.