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LAKE LOUISE, AB - Thanks to significant snowfall over the past week, the Lake Louise Ski Area will be opening three additional lifts for the upcoming November 22-23rd weekend.

With upwards of 50 cms of new snow over the past week, on-mountain conditions have improved considerably.

"I'm pleased to report that the Lake Louise Ski Area will be opening the Top of the World Six Pack and the Paradise Triple Chair on Friday, with the Summit Platter to follow on Saturday," confirmed area manager, Rick Werner. "We're very excited that we can open up the upper areas of the mountain this early, but skiers and riders should realize that only a limited number of runs will be available from each lift. Everyone has to remember that it's still only mid-November, so there will be many hazards, both marked and unmarked, throughout the ski area. Have fun, but please be aware and ski with care."

When the Summit Platter opens on Saturday, skiers and boarders will have the opportunity to enjoy the famous "long run down" at Lake Louise with a vertical drop of 3,250 feet.

With five lifts in operation (Glacier Quad, Top of the World Six Pack, Summit Platter, Paradise Triple and the Sunny T-bar), lift ticket prices will be $52.95 for adults, $36.95 for seniors and youths, and $17.50 for children.

For those skiers and boarders with a Louise Card, the adult ticket price will be reduced to $39.95, while youths and seniors will ski or ride for just $26.75.

The Lake Louise Ski Resort was the first Canadian ski resort to open this winter as it began daily operation on Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wednesday , November 19, 2008

Published - November 19, 2008.

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