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Banff/Lake Louise – best winter in 80 years

Gordon June 12th, 2012

With Banff and Lake Louise in the middle of their best winter in over 80 years we decided it was time that a few of us from the team headed over to Alberta to see what all the fuss was about.  It was a quick trip, just 5 nights in Canada, but in that time we skied 3 resorts, visited over 30 hotels and drove over 1300 kilometers along one of the world’s most scenic routes, The Icefields Parkway.

The skiing was amazing, Sunshine (close to Banff) offered us new snow and cold temperatures and Lake Louise a powder day – we were really spoiled.

If you’ve never skied there before here are a few of my tips for you: Read the rest of this entry »

Powder Playground

The Team March 14th, 2012

Dry, light, Canadian Rockies powder and lots and lots of it!  Ski resorts all over Alberta and British Columbia are currently experiencing some of the best conditions this season.  In the past 72 hours Whistler has welcomed 85cm of fresh powder bringing their cumulative snowfall this season to a massive 1015cm.  Close behind them are the resorts of Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, which make up the Banff-Lake Louise ski area, who have also seen upwards of 1 metre in recent weeks.  One person lucky enough to have experienced this is Catriona, our Banff Lake Louise rep who has sent us this update on conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

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