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Lake Louise Ski Resort
Known worldwide as one of Canada's premier ski-resorts, Lake Louise does not disappoint. Located near the town of Lake Louise, this resort covers over 11 square miles, offering guests unlimited possibilities over its four mountain faces. When the snow does not fall, not to worry, 'The Lake' boasts Canada's largest snow making system. Ski the legendary back bowls on the sunny days, then move down into the miles upon miles of protected tree runs when the snow comes in. With the addition of a new base area high-speed quad last season, as well as improvements to the already impressive terrain park, 'The Jungle', the 2003-2004 season will prove to be an exciting one. Voted by Ski Magazine as 'Best Scenery In North America's', Lake Louise is a must ski for any visitor to Banff National Park.

Vertical Rise - 991m (3,250 ft)
Top Elevation - 2,637 m (8,650 ft)
Acreage - 4,200 ski-able acres
Average Snowfall - 520cm (205 in)
Snowmaking - 40% of the entire mountain
Trails - 105 named runs
Terrain - Advanced 30%, Intermediate 45%, Novice 25%
Longest Run - 8 km (5 miles)
Lifts - 5 High Speed Quads, 1 Quad Chair, 1 Triple Chair, 2 Double Chairs, 1 T-Bar, Platter, 3 Beginner Tows
Parks - Terrain Park (The Jungle), Half-Pipe



Mount Norquay Ski Resort
Banff Mount Norquay's long-standing reputation for challenge is based on the first runs you see upon approaching the area: a quintet of super-steep, mogul-studded freefalls served by the original Norquay double chair. For hardcore Norquay regulars, no runs anywhere can match Upper Lone Pine and Gun Run, a dynamite black-diamond duo as demanding as any trails in the Rockies. Memorial Bowl isn't a bowl at all but a generous, consistent swath with an average 34-degree pitch that rarely feels the blade of a snowcat. Even the North American, the easiest of these runs, legitimately earns its black diamond.


Vertical Rise - 503 m (1,650 ft)
Top Elevation - 2,133 m (7,000 ft)
Acreage - 190 ski-able acres
Average Snowfall - 300cm (120 in)
Snowmaking - 90% of the skiable terrain
Trails - 31 runs
Terrain - 16% Expert, 28% Advanced, 36% Intermediate, 20% Novice
Longest Run - 1,167 m (3,828 ft)
Lifts - 1 High-Speed Quad Chairlift, 2 Quad Chairlifts, 1 Double Chairlift, 1 Surface Lift



Sunshine Village Ski Resort
Located in Banff National Park; Sunshine Village is the fortunate recipient of some of the lightest, softest powder snow on the planet. So much so, that they have recently been awarded Snow Country Magazines rating for 'Canada's Best Snow'. A short gondola ride takes guests from the base parking area to the scenic upper alpine terrain that ranges from wide-open runs catering to beginners and cruisers to treed runs and the challenging Delirium Dive for the advanced skiers. Already being able to boast having four of the worlds fastest high-speed quads, Sunshine Village is ready to unveil their newest addition this fall, an ultra-modern high-speed eight-passenger gondola that will connect base area guests to the upper Village in a short 13 minutes.

Vertical Rise - 1,070 m (3,514 ft)
Top Elevation - 2,730 m (8,954 ft)
Acreage - 3168 ski-able acres
Average Snowfall - 1,020cm (408 in)
Snowmaking - None, 100% Natural Snowfall
Trails - 91 named runs
Terrain - Expert 5%, Advanced 42%, Intermediate 31%, Novice 22%
Longest Run - 8 km (5 miles)
Lifts - 1 Super High Speed 8 Gondola, 4 High Speed Quads, 1 Quad Chair, 1 Triple Chair, 2 Double Chairs, 1 T
Parks - Terrain Park, Half-Pipe, Boarder-X Course




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