Banff - Lake Louise opens for the season
Mon 07 November 11
The Lake Louise Ski Area and Mt Norquay are once again some of the first resorts to open in North America, both opened on Saturday November 5th.
“We have all heard the La Nina rumours and are
expecting another great snow filled season,” says Dan Markham, Director of Marketing and Sales at Ski Banff Lake Louise Sunshine.
The Lake Louise Ski Area kicked off the season running the Glacier Express Quad and the Sunny T-Bar allowing guests to ski on: Wi waxy,Bald Eagle, Easy Street and Sunny Side runs.
“With some help from Mother Nature in terms of natural snow fall, as well as cooler temperatures, we’ve been able to work diligently making snow” says The Lake Louise Ski Area President Charlie Locke. Having good snow coverage is important for the resort as they host the first World Cup Downhill race of the season. The men’s race is held
on the November 26th weekend with the women racing the following weekend.
Mt. Norquay opened on Saturday November 5th allowing resort goers to ski on the Cascade run and warm up their legs for the season. The resort will run the Cascade Quad lift on weekends until December 2nd where they look to push into full operation.
Sunshine Village’s Doug Firby says “With a 30-cm of snow pack, machines can start grooming runs soon. Nov. 10 is still looking possible.” A November 10th opening date would have them open almost 10 days earlier than last season and helps to show promise of another great snow filled year.
Banff National Park and its three world class resorts look forward to a season filled with great skiing and riding in Canada’s Protected Playground, one of the most unique areas to ski in the world.
Ski Banff–Lake Louise–Sunshine is Canada’s largest ski destination, a joint venture of three of
the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village.
Available on one tri-area lift ticket, our three resorts offer almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and
one of the longest ski seasons in North America, from mid November to late May, all in the heart of
a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Canada’s Protected Playground, Banff National Park.
Wed 09 November 11, Verbier, Switzerland
Verbier is set to open a New 6 seater chair lift in Mayentset! To replace the two chair lifts at Mayentzet and La Combe.
Fri 11 November 11, Panorama , Canada
Panorama Mountain Village will officially open for the winter season on Friday, December 9.
Mon 14 November 11, Kicking Horse, Canada
Kicking Horse is set to open on December 9th for the 2011-12 season. New features include new Learning Centre Facility and Redemption Ridge Traverse.
Wed 16 November 11
Zoe Gillings is about to finish her on snow training in Hintertux, Austria, before heading out to the first World cup SBX competition of the 2011/12 season on December 15th in Colorado, USA.
Wed 16 November 11, Laax, Switzerland
Innsbruck (AUT) 15.11.2011 - Burton Snowboards and LAAX have decided to postpone the Burton European Open from January 2012 to the end of February due to the current weather conditions.