The Louise Plus Card includes discounts on Cat Skiing and Heli-Skiing at participating resorts, such as Castle Mountain Cat Skiing, pictured above.
LAKE LOUISE, ALTA. - When you’re grinning from ear to ear while cruising the powdery blues or harshing the steeps on the ski slopes, mathematics may not be on your mind.
But facts and figures on skiable terrain and vertical feet will be a big part of skiers’ playtime when they purchase the Louise Plus Card, which is on sale and is available for purchase until Dec. 31.
It seems every year that the $99 card stacks on the acres as it now includes FIVE popular western resorts: Lake Louise, Castle Mountain, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Panorama Mountain Village, and new this year Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, Idaho.
You can try to do the math, but we’ll sum it up simply for you; this quintet of resorts combined offers 13,668 skiable acres plus the 2,900 in Idaho, and 15,703 vertical feet (plus 6,400 feet).
“We have more skiable acreage and vertical than any other ski card in the Canadian Rockies,” said Mike Moynihan, senior sales and marketing manager at Lake Louise.
Here’s some of what’s included in the Louise Plus Card:
*Bonus Days, April 21 to May 4, 2014, get $30 off full-day, regular ticket prices. Plus $20 off full-day, regular ticket prices (Ages 13+) for up to 2 friends daily.
“It’s simple for people to understand and easy to use. The main thing is that (the card) is for skiers who want flexibility,” said Moynihan.
Choice and variety is what it’s all about, especially when you’re trying to suss out the best snow.
After two years in a row of epic “white gold,” skiers and riders will once again be looking for favourable conditions, said David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.
“Nobody had snow like you guys last year. I'm sure you would love a repeat of that.”
If the blanket of snow covering the mountains in early October is any indication, it could a three-peat of snow heaven.
Skiers and riders are pumped. Amanda Guenther Hignell summed it up on the Lake Louise Facebook page when stating what she was looking forward to most: “Enjoying the quiet awesomeness of Lake Louise' natural beauty in waist deep pow!!”
Click the logos above to learn more about the resorts.
Visit Ski Louise for all the details on the Louise Plus Card
Click here to read about the Sunshine/Marmot Card, which offers great discounts and three free days at either Sunshine Village or Marmot Basin.
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