10 runs you need to know about on a powder day in Banff-Lake Louise

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10 runs you need to know about on a powder day in Banff-Lake Louise

 

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff National Park.

Snowy March is living up to its name with almost 70cm of fresh in 7 days and more on the way. Here are 10 runs any powder hound needs to know about while on a Banff-Lake Louise ski vacation.

 

  1. Bluebell – Sunshine Village – Blue. A consistent pitch and easy bumps for those who are at a more modest ski ability but love chasing powder at Sunshine Village.
  2. Sunset Terrace – Lake Louise Ski Resort – Blue. This intermediate run is accessible from the Top of the World which opens out into a green, blue or a black run of your choice, including the highly recommended Charlie’s Choice.  Follow your snow senses.
  3. Wildfire – Sunshine Village – Blue. Home to powderiest powder of powder. So basically you should try this run if you like powder. An accessible blue run that joins the Sunshine Coast (another blue) down to Goat’s Eye base area.
  4. Larch Mountain – Lake Louise Ski Resort – Green, Blue, Black, Double Black. We asked our Banff-Lake Louise locals about the best places for stashes on this mountain at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Their answer? All of them.
  5. Juniper Jungle – Lake Louise Ski Resort – Blue. Heaps of the white stuff are found in this area after a snowstorm and are definitely worth experiencing for yourself.
  6. Back Bowls – Lake Louise Ski Resort – Blue, Black, Double Black. Accessible from Summit Platter and the Top Of The World chair,  this is where you will find the Eagle Ridge (ER) range of runs and open bowls brimming with snow.
  7. Lone Pine & North American – Mt. Norquay – Black and Double Black. Known as Banff’s backyard, Lone Pine is the long-time locals favourite on a powder day at Mt. Norquay. A steep double black that rewards as much as it burns. The North American is located off the same chair and is expert territory that’s full of the white stuff.
  8. Freefall – Sunshine Village – Double Black, Free Ride Zone, Goats Eye. Described as one of the meanest ways down the lower half of Goat’s Eye Mt., this is for those with the ability and confidence to tackle advanced terrain. The snow stashes are worth it.
  9. Sheep Chutes – Mt. Norquay – Double Black. These steep runs at Mt. Norquay are covered in the coveted white stuff. Accessible off Mystic chair, Sheep Chutes (which is incredibly fun to say) and Sun Chutes are worth ploughing through.
  10. Peytos Gully – Sunshine Village – Black, double Black. Found in the Wild West free ride zone, this run makes you feel like you’re in a Red Bull movie.

 

All three resorts provide excellent terrain for all abilities, beginners to experts. It’s worth saying that you should always ski and ride within your comfort ability, friends.

Check out our Banff-Lake Louise ski vacation specials and enjoy the snow!

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