Banff-Lake Louise First to Open in Canada!

BANFF-LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Canada –

Banff-Lake Louise is officially open for the season!

Skiers and snowboarders got first tracks today at The Lake Louise Ski Area. The Glacier Express Chair opened at 9am offering access to Wiwaxy, Bald Eagle and Easy Street.

Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay will both be opening soon, adding to the great terrain available in Canada’s Protected Playground, Banff National Park.

The La Nina weather system is forecast to bring higher than average snowfall to Banff-Lake Louise throughout this winter. Epic conditions, plus 8,000 acres of terrain in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, means this is sure to be an amazing season.

There are many exciting developments for 2010-11 at all three resorts, and in the communities of Banff and Lake Louise.

Highlights include the new Skier/Boardercross and Burton Learn to Ride at The Lake Louise Ski Area, the new Strawberry Express Quad and Creekside Restaurant at Sunshine Village, and 85th birthday celebrations at Mt. Norquay.

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