Lake Louise, AB will start the lifts spinning tomorrow, the earliest in their history, and more than a week ahead of their scheduled 6th November opening day.
With 5″ of fresh snow in the last week, and 30″ so far this season, the resort has a 17″ upper-mountain base.
Hot on the heels of neighbor Mount Norquay Banff, who opened at the weekend, Lake Louise will open with seven runs, served by the Glacier Chair and Grizzly Gondola.
The Lodge of Ten Peaks and WhiskeyJack lodges will also be open along with both the main cafeteria and Slopeside Café. The Powder Keg will open Friday and the best Sushi & Ramen restaurant in the Park, Kuma Yama, opens Saturday.
The resort would like to remind visitors of the following health guidelines:
- Masks will be required on all lifts, in lift lines, and in the lodges when not eating or drinking
- Unless you have a locker your bags cannot be left in the lodges
- Visitors are asked to pick up season passes, Lake Louise Plus Cards, and days tickets before arriving, “to minimize your time in the lodge and get you on to the mountain quicker”
New this season is the Summit Chair, a brand new quad chair, and 480 acres of new terrain in West Bowl, the equivalent of 240 Canadian football fields.