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Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine & Norquay

Discussion in 'Canada' started by AWJ, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. AWJ

    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looks like Lake Louise is getting a new chair - saw this on facebook:


    So had a look to see where it was going and found their long range master plan was approved last year, with a whole stack new chairlifts and lodges.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5896863/lake-louise-ski-resort-renovations/

     
  2. AWJ

    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Another article on it:

    https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/long-range-plan-for-lake-louise-to-build-up-not-out

     
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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    And ski lift bits of the long range plan:
    https://lrp.skilouise.com/lrp
     
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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looks like the new lift is the Summit chair on the below map:

     
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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    1st snow of the coming season happened a couple days ago at the lake. Wishing covid would **** off so I can get back there!
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was a work party scheduled this coming weekend for upper mtn wiring improvements, start house base, etc. With no nth american WC rounds this season, that work party was canceled. Bullet dodged.
     
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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looking pretty good at the Lake for mid October
     
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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sunshine looking pretty sweet as well
     
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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Norquay opening this weekend, earliest ever opening!
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The council sprayed the streets in town with mag chloride today, possible snow expected overnight. Ultra early if it happens. Haven't even had first frost yet down here in the valley and grape harvest is still in progress.
     
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    Chalkie A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's a frost predicted for Vancouver overnight tomorrow night!
     
  13. AWJ

    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    https://www.rmotoday.com/banff/mt-n...814623?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

     
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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Now Lake Louise opening up for its earliest ever start!
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good work LL! This is what is possible when the weather cooperates and your snowmaking system isn't busy making snow for the world cup DH track. FIS's loss is the public's gain. Entirely possible that they could have lifts open for seven months this season.
     
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    Interesting looking at the cams this morning. The base cam from the lodge has shown the base of the gondola and the carpets all pre-season. This morning you could see folks lined up for the gondola - let's say "learning to social distance". The cam now appears to look up the main slope avoiding the views of the queues.
     
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    We made it to Mt Norquay today. A little of each: mizzle, sleet, snow and sun. Great little beginner run was the only one open but more than enough for stretching the legs. A great cover in the open run, a little thin back towards the lodge.

    Mt Norquay has one day available on the mountain collective pass. This was not advertised but Skibig3 appears to have included the day somewhere or somehow. This was a bonus.