While cleaning out a storage room at the ski hill, staff made a discovery. Four 16mm film reels and a fully functional projector. The films last roughly 15 minutes each and date from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. They are full of retro flavor; fondues, '70s haircuts and discos. Also included are colourful characters of yesterday like pioneer freeskier Wayne Wong and our previous ski school director, now local hotel Owner/Manager Andre Schwartz. One film even includes narration from John Worrall, the ski hill's previous General Manager. But particular highlights are two songs about skiing at Lake Louise with a helicopter flyover of the singer mid-performance.
A new retro video will be posted here each Thursday during the 2012/13 winter season so check back weekly!
We hope you enjoy these as much as we have.
This Week's Retro Video
Posted April 25, 2013: Looking for family outing ideas? Why not try a retro picnic? Here is an educational video from 1986!
Previously Posted Retro Videos
Posted April 18, 2013: See how skiing started with some great photos from the 1920's. Starting from humble beginnings Lake Louise was built to last.
Posted April 11, 2013: Do you ever wish you had magic skis?
Morning rises through the trees... Lake Louise
You're flying on your magic skis... Lake Louise
break away, go for the fun, take the long run down, the long run down...
Louise, Louise, Louise....
Posted April 4, 2013: Our winter nights are shortening, our days are getting longer.
Soon, our six months of winter will turn to spring. A time that makes the sun and snow turn into the most ideal skiing conditions that you will ever experience.
Posted Mar 28, 2013: Need to know where to stay in Banff national park? Here is an instructional video from the 90's. Still relevant!
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The Lake Louise Ski Resort
1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise
Alberta, Canada, T0L 1E0