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Ski Area Update - Jan 20, 2011

Snowy meeting placeGreat Snow - Ski Safe

The Lake Louise Ski Area has been blessed with 65 cms of new snow during the past week and conditions throughout the resort are excellent. The overall snow base has improved to a very healthy 147 cms, and 115 runs are open for your skiing and riding enjoyment. The current weather forecast for the upcoming weekend looks terrific with sunny skies and temperatures reaching plus three.

Although the new snow has definitely improved conditions throughout the ski area, the avalanche risk in Banff National Park remains HIGH.

While skiing within the Lake Louise Ski Area boundary, it is absolutely essential that you DO NOT venture into areas that are marked CLOSED. These runs are CLOSED for a reason and you are putting your life at risk if you duck under the ropes.  Skiing outside the ski area boundary is also NOT recommended. Have fun but ski safe this weekend.


Skier/Boarder Cross Course Update

Snowboard CrossThere is some great news on the skier/bordercross front as Lake Louise’s new Skier/Border Cross course will officially open to the public this weekend. The new start gates and netting are in place and final grooming is currently underway.

The course, which is located at the bottom of the Juniper run and ends on Easy Street, was designed by Jeff Jhansi and Jim Sidorchuk. It features all the technical data of a National Championship course and measures 650 m. in length and 130 m. in vertical. When not in use for training or racing, the course will be open to all skiers and boarders with valid lift ticket. Helmets are strongly recommended.

The first competitive event in the course is scheduled for the Jan. 29-30 weekend with a Skier Cross set for Saturday and a Boarder Cross scheduled for Sunday. Both events will be run in a LCQ format and the races are open to all ages and skill levels. 

You can register online by clicking the button below:

For further information, please contact the Evolve SSX Club at www.evolvessx.com.

Published - January 20, 2011.

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