Alberta resorts, such as Lake Louise and Castle Mountain, have seen plenty of powder days this winter and have more to come.
Snowstorms cycled through the Canadian Rockies keeping conditions prime for skiing and snowboarding. The strong winter of snow bodes well for spring skiing.
Castle Mountain Resort, which provides a benchmark with all-natural snow, is tooting its horn. “Castle is having a fantastic year,” Andrew Rusynyk, vice president, told us. “La Nina years have always been good to Castle, resulting in above average snowfall and the snow pack this year is very stable on anything in-bounds that has been skied, including our cat skiing terrain.”
Skiers and riders have been showing up to hit one powder day after another. “Having the best conditions in Alberta has put Castle on target for a record year of skier and snowboarder visits,” added Rusynyk.
The Banff and Lake Louise area posted top snowfall, too. “Louise had the best winter in five years,” spokesperson John Ross told us. The trend continued into February, as well, with snowfalls consistently above average.” Snowfall at Mt. Norquay has also been pushing beyond the average.