Winter is going to be bigger – literally bigger – at Lake Louise this winter with a terrain expansion into the glorious West Bowl. Everything you need to know is below, OH, and that the snow stashed in West Bowl is EPIC.

Getting To West Bowl

The Summit Platter previously accessing Whitehorn’s peak is now a nostalgic mental souvenir. It’s “replaced” with the brand new Summit Chair fresh for the 2020-21 season! Access this chair from the top station of Top of the World chairlift, which then drops skiers and snowboarders off at the same summit location as the old platter.

A four-minute ride up the ridge of Whitehorn Mountain brings both new and old terrain right to your ski tips. This includes runs previously accessed by the Summit Platter, the back bowls, and now West Bowl. 

West Bowl Terrain

The business in the front, party in the back layout of Lake Louise Ski Resort is no more! But the new, front side West Bowl stays true to back bowl style. Wilderness skiing is emulated with nature-enhanced snow conditions, an all-natural landscape selectively maintained with areas of tree glading, and no machine grooming. 

West Bowl stats have us drooling.

West Bowl terrain carries intermediate, advanced, and expert ratings, and is divided into zones rather than cut runs. This gives skiers and riders endless possibilities of natural routes and fall lines through steeps, powder bowls and gladed tree areas. After taking your pick, all terrain naturally funnels into a newly built egress. This two-kilometre path channels back to the junction of Men’s Downhill and Juniper Jungle on the front side. From here, it’s just a short ski down to the base.

As with the expert terrain accessed from Top of the World, Paradise, and Summit chairs, West Bowl terrain will open throughout the season as snowfall builds and conditions allow.

Know Before You Go

Although West Bowl is now considered in-bounds terrain, it is recommended that skiers and boarders continue to carry avalanche safety gear in this area and acquire the training to use it correctly. LLSR Snow Safety will maintain the terrain for safe access with avalanche control, and will now be monitoring and providing safety rescue services to this area. Learn More from Lake Louise here.

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