Exciting news from Ski Banff-Lake-Louise-Sunshine today. The Alberta destinations have released updated opening dates for the 2015-16 season. Celebrating its 90th birthday this season, Mt. Norquay will open on Thursday, November 5, while Lake Louise will open Friday, November 6. It has yet to be determined when Sunshine Village will spin the lifts, but one thing is for sure; winter is coming and it’s coming quickly. So bust out your skis and keep your fingers crossed for a snow-filled winter.
For more information, see the press release below.
Wax those boards, and tune those edges as Mt. Norquay sets its opening date for this coming Thursday, 5th November. Skiers and riders looking to make first turns of the 2015/16 season can do so alongside two-time Olympian Ken Read as he attends the ski hills opening day in celebration of their 90th anniversary. With the Canadian Rockies oldest ski resort turning 90, Mt. Norquay is celebrating with an updated trail map, new ski runs, Tube Town expansion, and the launch of a celebratory 90th-anniversary craft brewed beer.
“Mt. Norquay is the birthplace of skiing in the Canadian Rockies,” says Mt. Norquay GM, Andre Quenneville. “We are about to reach this significant milestone and are exceptionally proud to have been providing family fun for 90 years.”
Boasting Banff National Parks newest ski run, Mt. Norquay’s extensive trail work during summer 2015 will provide skiers and riders with the Bow Valley’s newest skiable terrain. The brand new blue run ‘Wiegele’s (50) is accessible from Mystic Chair and named after Mike and Bonnie Wiegele – founders of the Banff Quickies and Banff Alpine Racers.
Offering Banff’s only sightseeing lift for the 2015/16 winter season, Mt. Norquay will continue to operate sightseeing throughout winter on North American chair. Foot passengers can ride above the clouds to 7,000 ft. overlooking Banff and enjoy breathtaking views of the Bow Valley and surrounding mountains from the sightseeing lookout.
Partnering with Banff Ave Brewing Co, Mt. Norquay will launch a celebratory craft beer for the 2015/16 winter season. Available on-mountain or downtown Banff at Banff Ave Brewing Co, the Norquay 90 Kölsch offers guests a little taste of Mt. Norquay – Cheers to 90 years!