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Wales, United Kingdom
February 2, 2003
From journal Rocky Mountains - Skiing in Banff, Alberta, Canada
New York, New York
January 26, 2003
From journal Great Skiing in Banff
January 9, 2003
A hard day of skiing was followed up with sitting on a patio and having a hot chocolate while listening to live entertainment. All in all, a great day.
From journal Rocky Mountain Skiing in Banff
by Foxboro Marmot
April 2, 2002
Lake Louise covers 4200 skiable acres. An advertisement I saw claimed that even on the busiest days, there was more than one acre per skier. Well in March we must have had 5 or 6 acres each. Lift lines were minimal, with only a few minutes wait loading at the base. Everywhere else was pretty much ski right onto the lift.
Because of its size, Lake Louise reminded me of Squaw Valley. It may take some time exploring before you find trails or an area you like. But keep looking, because there's something for every skier somewhere on the mountain.
Scenery at Lake Louise is spectacular, but was only visible for a day and a half out of our five days. Take your camera on a good day and snap your pictures early because low clouds can move in quickly! Because of the size of the area, there can be low visibility on on side of the mountain and clear views on the other.
We found the best ski area food in western Canada at Lake Louise's Lodge of the Ten Peaks. There's a stand where they'll make a huge fresh submarine sandwich with your choice of breads and fillings with a side of potato salad for only $7.45 CDN... add a bowl of soup for 50 cents more. Fresh fast and filling!
From journal Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper
March 14, 2002
This is Canada's largest skiing area in the Rockies.
This massive skiing area is spread over four mountains that will challenge your skiing skills.
Lake Louise is located 55 km (35 miles) west of Banff and is very easily accessed by the No. 1 TransCanada Highway.
(to see the area please view my photo album: http://community.webshots.com/album/27167170MuFeIyJYaq )
Here you can ski over 60 miles of ski trails.
Many fast ski lifts will whisk you up to the top of 10 000-foot mountains.
Every chair has an easy way down allowing beginners to ski the whole area!
New modern facilities include: three mountain lodges; a complete ski shop with rental equipment; and a new day lodge which offers comfortable rest and meals between the runs.
Free bus shuttles skiers from the Lake Louise hotels to the hill in minutes.
Skiing season begins here in late November and lasts till the middle of May.
Because the skiing area is at a low elevation expect the snow to melt in the first days of April and it is very hard on your legs.
Many ski runs are covered by man made snow and this snow in the spring creates a feeling of slowing down your perfect run….
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From journal Banff, Skiers Paradise
San Francisco, California
December 20, 2001
From journal Exploring The Canadian Rockies
, New Mexico
July 23, 2001
From journal From Banff to Jasper