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Indigenous and Stakeholder Engagement

Indigenous Engagement

The Lake Louise Ski Area respects the constitutional rights, unique cultural diversity, languages and traditions of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Lake Louise Ski Area recognizes the unique relationship that Canada’s Indigenous people have to the land and natural resources and understands that Indigenous communities are likely to have special interests and considerations relating to the LLSR Long-Range Plan. Lake Louise Ski Area will engage Indigenous communities in a way that is respectful of Indigenous community values and traditional knowledge.

Stakeholder Engagement

Lake Louise Ski Area is committed to early and ongoing engagement with stakeholders affected by the Long Range Plan. As part of this commitment, Lake Louise Ski Area will seek input from stakeholders and interested members of the public throughout the Long Range Plan process.


Stakeholder Engagement

Lake Louise Ski Area is committed to early and ongoing engagement with stakeholders affected by the Long Range Plan. As part of this commitment, Lake Louise Ski Area will seek input from stakeholders and interested members of the public throughout the Long Range Plan process.


Environmental Protection

The projects outlined in the Long Range Plan include many improvements to environmental stewardship at Lake Louise Ski Area:

  • The return of critical wildlife habitat at Purple and Wolverine Bowls to Parks Canada stewardship.
  • The return of land associated with the Whitehorn Wildlife Corridor to Parks Canada stewardship.
  • Improvements to snowmaking systems and water supply management that will reduce water withdrawals from the Pipestone River and Coral Creek during periods of low flow.
  • The relocation of summer use program to a new mountain-top lodge to protect prime grizzly bear habitat.

Projects Continued

Visitor Capacity

Proposed projects would allow Lake Louise Ski Area to comfortably accommodate up to 9,000 skiers/riders and up to 1,000 non-skiers per day in the winter season. Lake Louise will be able to welcome up to 2,500 visitors per day in summer.

Improvements to Safety

The proposed projects will resolve visitor safety issues by addressing points of congestion in the ski area and upgrading ski patrol facilities that date back to the 1950s.

Beginner Terrain

The Long Range Plan will include highly needed beginner and lower intermediate terrain to provide youth, families and new Canadians with a valuable National Park experience.

Special and Competitive Events

The proposed projects in the Long Range Plan will enable Lake Louise Ski Area to better meet the needs of world cup racing, amateur and grass roots events and training held at the hill.

Investment and Employment

The projects outlined in the Long Range Plan will spark significant economic stimulus and job growth, representing approximately $125-$150 million in economic investment and investments in community well-being.

Tourism

Implementation of the LRP projects will ensure that the Ski Area remains competitive on a global level and continues to help meet Travel Alberta, Destination Canada and Parks Canada’s stated goals for visitor levels.

Winter Use

Improvement of Banff/Lake Louise’s winter visitor experience will help encourage destination visitors to come to the area in the winter low season.

Summer Use

Improved summer facilities at Lake Louise Ski Area will encourage more balanced visitation across the Lake Louise area and lessen summer pressure on upper Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

Sport Development

mplementation of the LRP projects will allow alpine and amateur sports to continue to thrive in Canada.


Long Range Planning Process

Long Range Plan