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February 7, 2005
From journal Fantastic Lake Louise Exceeded our expectations
January 16, 2005
From journal The Chateau Lake Louise
February 24, 2004
From journal Glorious week in Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
August 14, 2003
If ever we have a second honeymoon, we are definitely going to Lake Louise!
From journal Alpine April--A wonderful week in Banff
December 16, 2003
From journal Ski trip with friends to Banff AB
Sleepy Hollow, New York
March 20, 2006
Over the 5 full days we stayed in Lake Louise, we had several excellent snowshoe hiking experiences. We are not skilled back-country skiers, that ability would have extended our range quite a bit, but we found plenty to keep us busy. Let me enumerate a few:
Plain of Six Glaciers—immediately across Lake Louise from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Skiing on the lake or along the path is flat and easy. Once at the end of the lake, the path is well-marked, but steep for climbing in skis. I wish we had brought our snowshoes. We did get up to the cirque that lies at the foot of the ring of mountains, and the views were wonderful. Even with relatively limited back-country skiing ability, we were able to ski down at the end of our hike.
Palmer Ridge—This one we heard about in a random encounter with a guide at a viewpoint. It’s difficult to find a good place to hike up to that takes you beyond the tree line, and this one is just great. It is a few kilometers south of the Columbia Icefields Visitors Center, along the highway up to Jasper. It is up near a pass, and climbs quickly above the trees. There are great views in every direction at the top. It was very windy the day we were there, but thrilling for the views.
Bow Glacier—Tromp across Bow Lake (well-frozen when we were there) and across the moraine, then up to the glacier. Nice moonscape left by the (unfortunately) receding glacier, and a pretty landscape.
Yoho Pass—Yet another tromp across a lake, Emerald Lake this time. This one is well-marked on the maps. Once across the lake, there is a trail across the ski routes and on up to the pass. Beautiful views again, and very accessible.
From journal Snowshoeing Near Lake Louise
Stockport, United Kingdom
December 30, 2004
From journal Lake Louise for Skiing
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
March 10, 2004
From journal A week in Banff
February 25, 2004
Lake Louise is truly a world-class ski resort. This was the first mountain that I had ever skied and was a bit intimidated by the size. I hadn't skied in three years prior to skiing here and surprised by how steep some of the green runs were, particularly on the front of the mountain. This isn't a mountain that is very well-suited for beginners, in my opinion. There is a small bunny hill on the front of the mountain, but the next step up from that are the greens, and I found them to be fairly steep and long.
I much preferred the backside of the mountain, especially the green bowl and the Larch area. The Larch area is facing the backside of the mountain and is less steep, but the runs are also not as long, which is good for novices like myself. The bowl is also fun, but it can be very scary if it is windy and snowy because the visibility is very poor, and with no trees, it is difficult to see where you're going. If you get too far over to the edge of the run, you can fall right into a double black diamond!
The snow quality was tremendous and the views were unbelievable. It took your breath away! Unfortunately, we only had a few sunny days, so we didn't see as much as we might have otherwise seen, but what we did was amazing.
From journal Ski Banff!