Dec 8th 2017
Lake Louise under a crystal blue sky is a sight to behold. No worries about the visibility on the top of Whitehorn makes quite a change from the normal weather of late. We started by going up the gondola to drop down Ptarmigan run to Temple lodge. The run is a little icy on the side of the moguls, but by the look if the mounds of man made snow it will soon be smoothed out for the Christmas crowds. Then it was of to Paradise Chair. We did two runs there as it was sooo good. From the top of the Paradise chair we went over to the Summit Platter to try one of the numbered chutes. The road over above the start gates for the downhill races is still not plowed out, but crews were looking at it as we left so it might be done now. We went down gully 2 and found the conditions challenging. The snow is chopped up and hard to turn in. Being a steep run this is a bit disconcerting. I managed to walk out of my ski and was lucky it did not go flying down the hill. After lunch at Temple Lodge we went down Poma on Larch which was good nice soft snow and then moguls of Lynx, not to big yet . To end the day it was a run down Raven, nice soft moguls and then back to the Platter for a run on the front side down Outer Limits. We managed to cross the down hill ski course and back to the Lodge down Cameron’s Way. A great day. Looking forward to going back. We noticed Big 7 is open so have that to try next time.