Lake Louise--Snow MakingLake Louise has snow making capability on 40% of the mountain (front side mostly I believe) so unless we have a really really unseasonably warm October/November, they can usually open early on.
I was up hiking across the valley from the resort today and I can tell you that there is no snow whatsoever currently on the front side. There was a dusting at around the 10,000 ft mark on the surrounding peaks but the colours at the resort were still green and gold (the alpine larches were spectacular--the main reason I was up on top of a mountain).
The good news is that there is snow in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday this week (even in Calgary 100 miles downhill)! I just tried to check the forecast but explorer is misbehaving and I risk losing this message so you'll just have to trust me ;-)