Openings at Lake Louise, Norquay, Nakiska bring out local celebs

Clanging poles, cheers, hollers and adrenaline filled the loading areas as opening weekend in the Alberta Rockies commenced at 9:00 AM on November 3rd, 2023, at both Lake Louise and Norquay, respectively. And with that, the 2023-24 ski season is opened!

Opening days draw out the most dedicated shredders and local characters and it’s always a treat to see who’s there and who’s first chair. Two snow bikers grabbed headlines over opening day weekend by showing up at 3 AM for first chair at Lake Louise—now that's dedication!

Check out the Weather Network post below, to find their story, and more opening day moments. And get ready to click in to those skis and boards. While you're at it, click in to this SilverStar ski vacation contest, for a chance to win a 5-day ski trip filled with silver linings. 

Snowbikers grab first chair at Lake Louise

These riders upped the ante, with a seriously early start on the season!

Norquay gets underway Nov 3

Good cheer all around as first lift was claimed.

Gary the Cat kicks it off at Nakiska

Yes, the Rockies' most famous cat was there, of course.

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"Mr. Rogers" back in the neighbourhood at Lake Louise

"Mr. Rogers" aka Rob Harrison welcomes you to the neighbourhood. And the turns look pretty inviting!

More Alberta ski resorts opening soon

We’re watching closely as a tentative opening date for Sunshine Village (Nov 10) nears.

JUST IN: On Nov 6, Marmot announced its opening date has been rescheduled to Nov 16, 2023 (from its original Nov 9 target date).

Stay tuned to our opening dates report, updated every week.

Finally, if you’re on the fence, debating on whether to get out opening week or the first couple weekends of the season, I'll leave you with this:

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