Banff National Park's Ski Resorts Are Waist-Deep in New Snow
BANFF, AB, Canada, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - With over a metre of new snow blanketing Banff National Park, all three of the park's world-class ski resorts are experiencing truly exceptional conditions.
Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise ski resorts are all heralding the massive snowfall as the perfect start to a great spring ski season in Canada's flagship national park.
"This is definitely one of the top ten March snowfalls on record," said Mike Moynihan of The Lake Louise Ski Area. "We've seen a metre of snowfall this week and with the storm cycle finally clearing and giving way to clear blue skies, skiers and boarders are simply lapping it up."
Sunshine Village is reporting 118 centimetres of new snow has fallen in the past seven days with Mount Norquay seeing 50 centimetres of fresh dry powder just in the last 24 hours.
"These are the best conditions I've ever seen anywhere and I've skied all over the world," said Chris Schermuly of Sunshine Village. "We're celebrating by immersing ourselves, literally, in head-deep powder."
The hills are looking forward to ideal spring conditions as the skies are forecast to remain clear over the next few days, just in time for skiers and snowboarders to carve some deep turns in Banff's legendary "champagne powder".
With all 274 runs and 26 lifts at all three ski resorts open, skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of the enviable conditions on the nearly 8000 acres of varied terrain by purchasing a convenient tri-area pass that provides access to all the hills on one easy ticket with complimentary shuttle services included.
New this winter, visitors to Banff National Park can now easily find an array of après-ski activities and events on Banff Lake Louise Tourism's ultra-user-friendly events calendar at www.banffapres.com .
For additional information on Banff National Park's ski areas, tri-area passes, snow conditions and package deals, please visit www.skibig3.com
About Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Banff Lake Louise is a destination marketing organization for the Town of Banff, Community of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Supporting over 800 businesses, our mission is to engage visitors in unrivalled, remarkable experiences with our membership.
For further information:
Mary Morrison, Manager, Travel Media Relations at 403.762.0290 or [email protected]