One of the highlights of the winter season in Lake Louise is the Ice Magic festival. Taking place at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise from Jan 22nd to 24th 2010, teams are given 3 days to turn blocks of ice into magnificent sculptures, which are then judged before an award ceremony on the final day. While it’s very interesting to see the ice carvers at work each day, the best day to attend is the final day when you can see the completed sculptures on display. If you are not in Lake Louise during this period, don’t worry, as the sculptures will stay in place for as long as the weather will allow, which is usually at least until the end of February.
Once again Lake Louise will host the Winterstart World Cup, which will feature men’s downhill and super G races on Nov 28th and 29th 2009 and women’s downhill and super G on Dec 4th, 5th and 6th. This is always an exciting event which puts Lake Louise on the world stage and if you are in the area you should definitely come and cheer on the racers and soak in the atmosphere. In the Alps people travel long distances to view world cup ski races, so if you live in Calgary, Canmore or Banff you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity to see some of the world’s best ski racers show us how it’s done!
For more information, schedules and results visit www.winterstartworldcup.com.