New terrain planned for Lake Louise

4th June 2015, by Abi Butcher

Skiers are being asked to comment on the plans for Lake Louise, Canada

Skiers are being asked to comment on the plans for Lake Louise, Canada

Skiers are being asked to help shape the future of Lake Louise, Canada by commenting on the government’s development plans for the ski area. These plans include the addition of new terrain for all levels and new lifts.

This week, a public consultation has been launched on guidelines for the future of the ski area in Banff National Park. Parks Canada and Lake Louise Ski Area, who have produced the guidelines, both hope the Site Guidelines represent an improved skiing and snowboarding experience, ecological and educational gains and an enhanced year-round visitor experience in Banff National Park, as well as significant economic benefits for Alberta and Canada.

Development of several new areas of ski terrain is proposed, including major new beginner and intermediate terrain, as well as alpine bowl skiing experiences for the more advanced. Among the plans are the development of beginner and upper intermediate terrain on the backside of Richardson’s Ridge, as well as a new lift and glading on the south end.  “Hidden Bowl” will be opened up, aimed towards intermediate skiers. New runs are also planned for the West Juniper area, with specific beginner/lower intermediate ski terrain that connects back to the ski area base.

Skiers familiar with the Lake Louise area are being asked to comment on the guidelines between now and 21 June. The Federal Government will then decide whether to approve them, and if given the go-ahead the plans will be implemented over the next five to 10 years.

Three public presentations are scheduled to present the guidelines, in Calgary on 10 June, Banff on 11 June and Lake Louise on 12 June. At each of the open house events (held from 6-8.30pm), formal presentations on the Site Guidelines will be made, and key representatives will answer questions. 

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Comments should be submitted to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) before midnight on 21 June 2015.

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