BANFF-LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Canada – The Lake Louise Ski Area opened on Friday 6 November, offering great early season conditions and terrain park features to excited skiers and snowboarders.


Conditions were excellent all weekend, with 63cm of snow falling in Banff National Park in the last five days!


Blessed with this great early season snowfall and one of the world's most sophisticated snowmaking systems, Lake Louise is preparing to welcome the World Cup races later this month. The Men’s races will take place on November 28 to 29, and the Women’s races on December 4 to 6.


Sunshine Village will open on November 11, after receiving 130cm of snowfall to date.  Approximately 50 per cent of the resort’s 107 runs will be accessible, with Standish, Wawa and Strawberry lifts set to open.


The newly renovated Sunshine Mountain Lodge will open 30 new eco-luxurious rooms in early December. The multimillion dollar wing replacement has not only added luxury to the Lodge, but also lowered the resort’s carbon footprint.


Banff National Park’s third ski resort, Mt. Norquay, was the first mountain resort in Western Canada to open on October 31.  The resort is open for weekends only, with midweek opening scheduled for December 5.