Big Snow & Warmer Temperatures at Lake Louise
With 21 cms of fresh snow in the past 24 hours and 10-15 cms of additional snow still in the forecast, the upcoming weekend at Lake Louise promises to be the “best of the season”. Temperatures are also expected to be much warmer in the mountains with high temperatures expected to reach -8 to -10 degrees. With the Trans Canada Highway now twinned right to Lake Louise, traveling to Lake Louise is much safer this year.
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Whitehorn One is Now Open
Thanks to all the new snow over the past few weeks, the Lake Louise Ski Area mountain operation’s team has been out in full force on the upper mountain and is pleased to announce that Whitehorn One and several other black diamond runs on the backside of the mountain are now OPEN.
Joining Whitehorn One on the list of “Open Runs” are East Bowl, Crow Bowl, Upper Rodney’s Ridge, and Shoulder Roll. Look for the North Cornice and other black diamond runs to open very soon.
Click the button below to watch the most recent backside report with "Rocket", head of avalanche control.
The Showtime Terrain Park is on the Move
Now that the World Cup ski races and the busy Christmas holiday season are over, the main Lake Louise Terrain Park is officially open and has been re-located to the Juniper Jungle run at the base of the ski resort. The new Terrain Park is presently 50% built-out and will be totally completed within the next two weeks. As of Jan. 11, the Lake Louise Terrain Park features four small and medium jumps, four small and medium rails, two large hips, and two large jumps. The Streetstyle and Progression Park elements will be added shortly.
Click the button below to see some photos of the early stages of the Showtime Terrain Park on Juniper Jungle.
Skier/Boarder Cross Course Nears Completion
The new Lake Louise Skier/Boarder Cross Course is also currently under construction and should be ready for action as early as this weekend.
The first official event for the Cross Course is the “Skiercross/Boardercross – Open Series #1” which is scheduled for January 29-30. The event is open to all amateur skiers and riders of all ability levels.
Skiers will race Saturday and snowboarders will race Sunday in a “Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)” format race. LCQ is elimination style racing which means that every athlete will race 2-8 times over the course of the day. The entry fee is $40. For further information and event registration, please click the button below:
Published - January 14, 2011.