Snow Zone

Fall Lines

Project Grizzly

The Grizzly Express gondola at Lake Louise opened to skiers and boarders
Monday. Under construction since last summer, the six-person
gondola—almost three kilometres in length—allows skiers and
boarders to travel nonstop to the peak of Lake Louise for the first time
ever, cutting the previous lift time to Louise’s backside in half. The
base area has been somewhat congested this year due to the dismantling of one
of the base quads in order to make room for the new gondola, but all that
will be history now. For most skiers and boarders, the sooner you can get to
the backside the better, and this is going to be a great addition to the
resort.

Probable claws

Castle Mountain continues to get more snow since their recent reopening, and
if you like to mix a good ski weekend with an appreciation for nature’s
wonders, then the March 18 weekend would be a good time to head down to their
slopes. That Friday at 7 p.m., Castle Mountain presents a night with renowned
naturalist, writer and photographer Charlie Russell, nicknamed “The
Bear Guy” due to his extensive experience working with grizzly bears in
Canada and around the world. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for
students.

All your Basin are belong to us

There are planned and unplanned parties all weekend long as Saskatchewan Ski
Week comes to a close at Marmot Basin. Included are family fun slalom races,
scavenger hunts, the Joe FF ski team and an Elan ski product launch. Prizes
include rides in a Sno-Cat and there’s also a raffle for an all-season
family ski pass. V

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