Lake Louise To Shrink And Grow

14th September 2019

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Lake Louise Ski Resort has struck a deal with the Canadian government’s Parks Canada body that will see it give up the rights to a large chunk of land within its current leasehold, but in exchange be allowed to upgrade some existing lifts and expand the developed part of its ski area.

Parks Canada approved what is a long-range plan for Lake Louise Ski Resort which will allow the ski area to build two new lodges and up to six new lifts in coming years as well as access the newly acquired West Bowl.

In exchange the area previously included in the resort’s leasehold area is also being reduced by about a third, or 669 hectares and summer hiking operations will be moved to a higher elevation to protect prime grizzly bear habitat.

“It’s not an expansion of any sorts, we are just going to be improving what we had in our leasehold,” Dan Markham with Lake Louise Ski Resort told local media, but added that it will mean the ski area will be able to increase the number of people who can visit by about half, up from 6,000 to 9,000 on a busy day.