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Mt. Norquay
Sunshine Village
Fri, 26 Nov 2021

Powder day at all three SkiBig3 resorts

It was a powder day today at all three SkiBig3 resorts with new snow totalling 27cm (11") at Lake Louise Ski Resort, 13cm (5.5") at Banff Sunshine, and untouched terrain opening at Mt. Norquay’s Mystic Chair, all in the last 24 hours.

powder-day-at-skibig3-resorts-lake-louise So much new snow fell overnight at Lake Louise Ski Resort that the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup had to cancel their first day of races on Friday, Nov. 26! | Photo by Philip Forsey

First day of Lake Louise World Cup cancelled due to overnight snowfall

A Storm Warning in effect for the Banff area brought 16cm (6.5") overnight to Lake Louise Ski Resort - so much snow that the first day of races at the highly-anticipated Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup had to be cancelled due to overnight snowfall. 

While fans and racers were disappointed by today’s cancellation of the first Men’s Downhill event, resort guests and powder hounds were ecstatic at the incredible early season conditions, getting to ski and ride some of the best snow in the world this time of year.

Now, in the wake of an unexpected visit by Old Man Winter, the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup team is working hard to get the racing course ready for the second day of Men’s Downhill races on Saturday and Men’s super-G event on Sunday. 

Incredible conditions in Banff and Lake Louise

At Lake Louise Ski Resort, all lifts are now open and conditions are excellent resort-wide. At Banff Sunshine, 9 of 11 lifts are already spinning and 73 runs are open thanks to a snow base more than one metre deep.

powder-day-at-skibig3-resorts-deep-powder-shot Grab your snorkel! There's been 16cm of new snow overnight and 27cm in the last 24 hours at Lake Louise Ski Resort. | Photo by Philip Forsey

Mystic Chair now open at Mt. Norquay

At Mt. Norquay, 4 of 6 lifts are now open - the most recent of which being Mystic Chair which opened on Friday, Nov. 26. A lift opening that offered completely untouched, perfect powder turns to those skiers and riders lucky enough to slide into first chair. 

With another weather system moving in on Saturday night bringing more snow, up to 25cm, through Sunday morning - the best snow is happening in Banff and Lake Louise. 

SB3-NQY-mystic-chair-opening Absolutely untouched powder covered the newly opened terrain at Mt. Norquay's Mystic Chair. | Photo by Dan Evans

Craving some deep turns? The Canadian Rockies are calling. To book your winter ski vacation to Banff and Lake Louise this season, call 1-844-754-2443 to speak with a reservation specialist or go online to access some exceptional Ski & Stay Package deals.