Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

12th May 2014, by Abi Butcher

Skiing in Lake Louise last Thursday: loadsa snow

Skiing in Lake Louise last Thursday: loadsa snow

Canadian ski resort Lake Louise has just closed for the season — a week later than originally planned — while celebrating an all-time snow record.

March, April and May have brought more snow than ever to the Canadian resort, with a mid-mountain total snowfall of 760cm at the end of last week — with more falling over the weekend.

“We’ve been a powder skier’s paradise with record-breaking snow,” said a spokesman for the resort, which offered season pass holders a free lunch at the Northface Bistro on Saturday, 10 May, and closed with a “Mountain Funk Jam” yesterday, 11 May.

Skiers and snowboarders donned retro clothing and danced to live DJs at the Kokanee Kabin, with a hot-dog eating contest, bouncy castle for kids and best-dressed competition.

The season is still going elsewhere in Canada with Sunshine Village open until 19 May and Whistler/Blackcomb until 26 May. Further south in the USA Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, California is open until the end of May weekends, Snowbird in Utah and Killington in Vermont until 26 May — with Arapahoe Basin staying open the longest, until 2 June.

Summer skiing is starting to take shape in several European resorts with glaciers, including Les Deux-Alpes and Tignes in France, Hintertux and Kaprun in Austria as well as Saas-Fee and Zermatt in Switzerland.

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