Back in 2017, our snowboarding crew, Step 9, and I went on a trip out west. We road tripped to several mountain resorts.
We rode Sunshine Valley, Revelstoke and Kicking Horse, which all had sub-optimal snow conditions. We focused on having fun and made the best of what we could find.
At each resort we hiked around certain peaks and bowls trying to find powder. But we hadn’t found a line yet that could seal the deal on the trip. We just wanted to get our money’s worth in higher quality snow.
At this point we were near the end of our snowboarding trip so we were running out of time to find better snow.
As we packed up the SUV, we had to make the decision to either start driving back to the Calgary airport, or we could fit in one more resort in search for powder.
So while driving back to Calgary we pulled off the highway and headed for Lake Louise. We figured we would just try it out to see what was there. And even if the conditions weren’t great, well at least we could still hang around one of Canada’s most iconic landmarks.
Luckily for us, the snowboarding in Lake Louise was the best of the whole trip. Not to mention we had a lot more sun light too!
The top of the mountain was rather windy but we were prepared with the right amount of layering.
We only rode Lake Louise for a few hours but I captured a good amount of great footage with my GoPro Hero Session. I edited all down to an 8 minute video for your viewing pleasure.
Within the video embedded above, there’s some music tracks I’d like to credit:
After riding the mountain resort we checked out the chateau and neighbouring areas. There was people ice skating on the lake and ice sculptures to walk around and admire. I even got to have a tasting of ice wine from Inniskillin. It was nice to see some delicious Ontario wines making it out to Alberta.