Spring Skiing in Banff

March 16, 2009 by admin  
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For many locals, spring is the best time to ski in Banff & Lake Louise. The days are longer and usually warmer, the snow is often better than earlier in the winter, there are normally several ‘bonus’ powder days in April and even in May, and there’s still a couple of months of great skiing before the end of the season. For residents of Western Canada, both Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Sunshine Village offer a Spring Pass to help you take advantage of the great spring skiing in the Canadian Rockies.
At Lake Louise the spring pass is valid from March 15th to May 3rd, and the adult midweek (Mon-Thurs) pass costs an attractive $199 + GST, while a full adult pass costs $249 + GST.
At Sunshine Village the spring season is longer and runs from March 21st to May 18th, and the adult midweek (Mon-Thurs) pass costs $287 + GST and a full adult pass will cost you $347 + GST.
Needless to day, there are great deals to be found at both ski areas, and we particularly like the Lake Louise midweek pass which would pay for itself after just 3 days of skiing!
Each resort offers spring passes for family, child, youth, senior, and student. For full details, visit the Lake Louise or Sunshine Village website.

Celebrity Ski in Lake Louise

January 12, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Events & Entertainment

Hollywood stars will be descending on Lake Louise on Jan 16 and 17 2009 as part of a fund raising event for Robert Kennedy Jr’s Waterkeeper Alliance.

Skiers and riders at Lake Louise Mountain Resort will be able to view the various events, such as tobogganing and ski racing and many well known celebrities such as Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins, Peter Fonda, John McEnroe and Kevin Lowe will be in attendance.

Tickets for the Saturday night gala at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise are available to the public and start at $500 per person for the gala evening, while packages including gala tickets, accommodation and breakfast start at $1,460 for 2 people. A gold table for 12 people can be yours for $10,000 and includes 10 of your own guests plus you’ll have the pleasure of the company of one of the celebrities and their partner.
Tickets are available from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise by calling 403 522 1832.

The Canadian Tourism Commission kindly let us know about Celebrity Ski videos they have posted to YouTube, some of which you can see below. Thanks guys!