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Viva "La Nina"

Skiing powder at Lake Louise

Thanks to significantly above average snowfalls totaling almost 8 feet or 2.5 meters during the months of January and February, this year’s spring skiing season at Lake Louise promises to be one of the best on record.

Lake Louise received 158 cms of new snow during the month of January, and an additional 92 cms during the month of February. Year to date snowfall, to the end of February, now sits at a very healthy 382 cms. To put these snowfall numbers into perspective, average snowfall amounts for Lake Louise in January is 89 cms, and 55 cms in February. Last year’s total snowfall for the entire year was 314 cm.

"After a bit of a slow start to the 2010-2011 season, the much anticipated "La Nina" weather phenomena has finally come through for us big-time," said John Ross, Lake Louise’s Marketing Director. "La Nina years usually bring somewhat colder temperatures and much higher than average precipitation levels to Alberta and that's exactly what's been happening. The just released seasonal weather forecast from Environment Canada also bodes well for an excellent conclusion to the 2010-2011 ski season as they are calling for below average temperatures and above average precipitation to continue this spring".


 Skiing powder at Lake LouiseSpring Passes Now Available

With such excellent snow conditions virtually guaranteed this spring, this might be the perfect year to invest in a "Spring Season Pass" to the Lake Louise Ski Area.

This year's Spring Season Pass is valid for 50 glorious days, from Sunday March 13 right through to closing day on Sunday May 1.

Full time student (ages 18-24), youth (13-17), senior (65+) and midweek (Mon - Thur) passes are now available for the low price of just $249, while family passes can be picked up for $699, and adults passes for just $319. The Spring Season pass is only available to residents of Western Canada.

Click the button below to order your Spring Season Pass today and enjoy your spring break at Lake Louise.


 


Ski & Stay For Just $79 - The Great Divide Lodge

Just minutes from the Lake Louise Ski Area, the Great Divide Lodge (formerly West Louise Lodge) lets budget conscious travelers enjoy some of the best skiing in the Rockies.  The Stay & Ski package includes 1 night stay at the lodge and 1 Adult lift ticket. Features include a licensed restaurant, lounge, free Wi-Fi internet, free parking, and free ski shuttle.

$79 – Room & Lift ticket, Sunday - Thursday
$99 – Room & Lift Ticket, Friday & Saturday
$129 “Full Meal Deal” – Room, Dinner, Breakfast, & Lift Ticket.

Above prices are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes extra.

Click the button below for more information or call toll free 1-888-682-2212 to book your vacation today.


 


New Skis This Spring? - "Try it, Like it, Buy it"

Thinking about a new pair of skis this spring?  Visit our Rental Shop, and try the latest high performance skis from Dynastar, Head, and Rossignol.  "Try" different models and sizes while enjoying your favourite terrain at Lake Louise.  Once you find the ski you “like” best, you can “buy it” at a reduced rate.  We’ll even deduct the rental off the price of the ski.

Click here for a list of our high performace skis.


 


Smith Optics Big Mountain Challenge presented by Tecnica/Blizzard (8th Annual)
March 9 - 13
Lake Louise shows off its epic Powder Bowls for its annual Big Mountain Challenge.  Competitors from all across North America are expected to participate in the multi-day freeskiing event.

The freeskiers compete on different venues over the course of three days and are judged on time, line, control, fluidity, technique, and aggressiveness. Winners will go home with tons of prizes from our sponsors and a piece of the $7,500 cash purse!

Cost: $100 Entry Fee / $200 with 5-Day Lift Ticket

Click the button below for more information.


 

 

Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam
March 19
The Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is Volcom's amateur snowboard contest series. The goal of the series is to give something back to the kids. There are four divisions; 15 & under, 16 & over, Girls and Open (pro-am).

The contest runs in a jam format so there are no scheduled runs. You can hit each of the rails as many times as you want during your 20 minute heat.  The event is absolutely free, on a first come first serve basis, and boasts tons of free prizes and PB&J sandwiches! Also, everyone who enters walks away with a t-shirt and stickers!! See you on the hill!

Cost: Free

Click the link below for more information.


 

Published - March 3, 2011.


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