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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I like to ask all of you who have ski at Lake Louise. WHat do you think of it.
 
What i Iike to ask is what did you think of the length of runs?
 
Are most runs as long as some in places ilke BC such as Whistler or Revelstoke.
 
What are the snow conditions like on average? powder?
 
ice or just good fast packed?
 
So what I am looking at is length of runs.
 
For all of you who ski here, what did u think overall?
post #2 of 22

The lake is a great place to ski. It can have dry spells for snow. But in the Rockies even a little bit of fresh can result in a great day as the snow is light and will drift into gullies making it seem like a bigger dump. Check out the trail maps. The ultimate steeps & back bowl areas are good plus they are north facing so the snow stays pretty soft even if there is no new. The south facing front side, other that the top of Whitehorn is pretty intermediate and gets icy. Larch area is mostly intermediate. Lenght of runs ?? Pretty typical vertical for a larger hill off any given lift. Suppose if one took a groomer top to bottom they would also be be pretty long milage wise. If your looking to rack up massive vertical on every run you need to be one mountain over at Kicking Horse        

post #3 of 22

I answered this in your last thread, you even acknowledged that the runs were long and continuous. So why are you asking in a whole new thread?

 

Stop littering the board with stupid new threads about the same topic. It's gone from comical to just plain obnoxious. You ask questions, get answers and then instead of reading them/responding/asking follow-up questions you make another thread asking the same exact questions. What exactly is up with you?

post #4 of 22

I hate the lake

The runs are long

no they aren't as long as kicking horse or whistler

powder is rare

ice

overall why dont you read the reviews of it on this site?

 

post #5 of 22

Well, personally, I love Lake Louise, possibly one of the most beautiful spots on earth.  I remember (it's been a few years) long runs, views in every direction, and plenty of challenge FOR ME.  Stayed the Post Hotel both times in a suite and lived the "good life".  Back when I had money...

post #6 of 22

^^ that is true. The Lake is a beauty.

post #7 of 22

Nothing makes me laugh harder than gapers who claim the Lake is nothing but ice. The same idiots tend to stick to the frontside popular runs that are hit with man made from season start on....the snow stays good for a while if you know anything about snow and skiing you will know where to look for where it lasts in a non icy state LOL

post #8 of 22



Gaper? Me? Haha. Sure, i could get off the frontside and head to the backside or larch, but i'd rather not destroy my skis from the horrible coverage. And if you would read my first post all i out was "ice" not "nothing but ice". in fact i've had some good snow days at the Lake, I've just had more ice days.

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Nothing makes me laugh harder than gapers who claim the Lake is nothing but ice. The same idiots tend to stick to the frontside popular runs that are hit with man made from season start on....the snow stays good for a while if you know anything about snow and skiing you will know where to look for where it lasts in a non icy state LOL



 

post #9 of 22

I guess the times we went there I was an Ice Coast skier and didn't find any "ice"...  LOL!  When I first moved here I thought there was a lot of "excess snow" on the trails..

post #10 of 22



So you don't ski the back side because you are afraid of hitting a rock or 2? The gaper thing wasn't directed at you, but it is pretty accurate most of the time when you hear whining of it being icy...no more so than any other mountain when it hasn't snowed, and if you dont' ski the back because you are afraid of hitting a rock or 2 then I guess the shoe fits.

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Gaper? Me? Haha. Sure, i could get off the frontside and head to the backside or larch, but i'd rather not destroy my skis from the horrible coverage. And if you would read my first post all i out was "ice" not "nothing but ice". in fact i've had some good snow days at the Lake, I've just had more ice days.



 



 

post #11 of 22



A rock or 2? Try hundreds. I've destroyed 2 pairs of skis on the backside. I'd rather not do that again.  And from my experience Lake is icier than most places, probably because its the most popular resort in the banff area, you get tons of skiers scraping all the snow away. I'd rather ski Delirium or Kicking Horse over the backside. I aint no gaper.

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So you don't ski the back side because you are afraid of hitting a rock or 2? The gaper thing wasn't directed at you, but it is pretty accurate most of the time when you hear whining of it being icy...no more so than any other mountain when it hasn't snowed, and if you dont' ski the back because you are afraid of hitting a rock or 2 then I guess the shoe fits.



 



 

post #12 of 22

WT123, are you retarded? Well, are you?

Stop asking the same questions over and over.

post #13 of 22
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A rock or 2? Try hundreds. I've destroyed 2 pairs of skis on the backside. I'd rather not do that again.  And from my experience Lake is icier than most places, probably because its the most popular resort in the banff area, you get tons of skiers scraping all the snow away. I'd rather ski Delirium or Kicking Horse over the backside. I aint no gaper.



 



lol...there's a reason I have a drawer full of p-tex and general ski maintanence tools. The frontside snow gun areas are the worst. Definately agree about Kicking Horse and DD though...there's a reason why I have a KH pass aswell. Just giving you a hard time as you probably know that most people that complain about the Lake are frontside popular run types making an entire judgment based on runs that are hit with snowguns and heavy traffic.

 

post #14 of 22



If i ever decide to get a pass at Louise, i'll have an entire room devoted to p-tex lol. I'm not going to lie, i enjoy the backside. Great steeps and some real crazy terrain back there, until you here your skis grinding like you're trying to go down a gravel road with them. I haven't had that at SSV or KH so naturally i'd think they are better. I guess i should have been more specific. The FRONT side gets pretty icy. By noon on a busy day its like a skating rink on the lower front side, from such heavy traffic.

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lol...there's a reason I have a drawer full of p-tex and general ski maintanence tools. The frontside snow gun areas are the worst. Definately agree about Kicking Horse and DD though...there's a reason why I have a KH pass aswell. Just giving you a hard time as you probably know that most people that complain about the Lake are frontside popular run types making an entire judgment based on runs that are hit with snowguns and heavy traffic.

 



 

post #15 of 22

mmm, long icy lift-serviced runs where you can get some speed up!drool.gif

What's not to like?

 

How are the slope-side accomodations compared to the Fairmont?

post #16 of 22



No slope-side accomodations whatsoever.

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mmm, long icy lift-serviced runs where you can get some speed up!drool.gif

What's not to like?

 

How are the slope-side accomodations compared to the Fairmont?



 

post #17 of 22

Somebody has nothing better to do than ask other people what they think of "xyz" area or what area has the shortest runs or the longest runs or ?????????????  nonono2.gif

post #18 of 22
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Somebody has nothing better to do than ask other people what they think of "xyz" area or what area has the shortest runs or the longest runs or ?????????????  nonono2.gif



Well, he has been pretty busy making dupe posts.

post #19 of 22
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Well, he has been pretty busy making dupe posts.
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WHat is it now, 5 threads?
post #20 of 22
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quote name="JoeUT" url="/t/106537/ski-lake-louise-alberta-canada#post_1384172"]
Well, he has been pretty busy making dupe posts.
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WHat is it now, 5 threads?


I think it's getting funnier!  I hope he does it again... its so messed up!

post #21 of 22



Haha i'm getting a kick out of it! I'm just gonna go ahead and predict another 3 by the end of the week..

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I think it's getting funnier!  I hope he does it again... its so messed up!



 

post #22 of 22

Only 3?

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