Canadian skiing had an early start when Lake Louise opened for play on Thursday.
Thanks to a huge snowfall, Lake Louise in Alberta became the first ski resort in the country to start operating.
With the Glacier Express Chair running and 1,450 ft of vertical open on Bald Eagle, Wiwaxy and Easy Street this sparked a mini-stampede on snowy roads as Calgary skiers went out for their first ski fix of the season – and all visitors were given huge discounts on their lift tickets. With even bigger discounts for those holding a Lake Louise Plus card.
Louise, named Canada’s Best Ski Resort by the World Snow awards, opened the main cafeteria in the Lodge of Ten Peaks, the Slope Side Coffee Bar and the Powder Keg Lounge so hungry skiers and boarders could fuel their day and enjoy the first après of the year.
One caution though from resort chiefs – people driving there should take care on the icy/snow covered roads.