It’s mid December and the towns of Banff and Lake Louise have had snow on the ground for several weeks already, which means thoughts about skiing and snowboarding have started to enter the minds of snow sports lovers across the country. Probably the most common question for skiers and riders is:
“When do Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mount Norquay open for the 2019-2020 ski season?”
Well, the wait is finally over as the ski resorts at Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Norquay are already open with good skiing and riding to be enjoyed at each resort!
Mount Norquay opened November 1 2019, and at the time of writing (Dec 19) 6 of 6 lifts and 36 of 60 runs are open.
Lake Louise Ski Resort opened November 1 2019, and on Dec 19 10 of 10 lifts and 114 of 145 runs are open.
Sunshine Village opened November 8 2019, with 12 of 12 lifts and 110 of 131 runs open by December 19th.
Each of the ski hills will open more terrain as conditions allow, so it is always recommended to check snow conditions directly with the resorts if you are planning to head up the mountain during early season.