Skiing At Lake Louise
On 5 April 2009, Kelly Bou and I took advantage of some free lift passes and went downhill skiing at Lake Louise, Alberta.  We arrived early enough to rent ski equipment and were skiing soon after the chair lifts opened.  Despite somewhat marginal snow conditions, we enjoyed fabulous weather throughout the day, and I could not resist stopping to snap photographs at every opportunity or even bagging an easy summit!
That glacier on top seems to be getting smaller each year. Mount Temple and its north face never fail to impress especially on clear days like this.
Very crusty conditions in the morning. Kelly heads to the backside of the resort.  Whitehorn is straight ahead.
As the great Vern Dewit says: "Hey - I take the hard and long days so I'll take the short and easy ones too." After a harrowing ride up the Summit Platter Poma lift, Sonny hikes up an additional 35 vertical metres to the top of Whitehorn (2667 metres).
That's Kelly waiting patiently at the bottom of the photo. This is the view of Mount Richardson from the top of Whitehorn.
Snoopy has some powder on his nose! This is the south face of Mount Hector.
I would love to climb this peak someday... The strikingly beautiful peak to the northwest is Mount Balfour.
This never gets old! Lake Louise is surrounded by numerous peaks including Mount Lefroy and Mount Victoria.
I have fond memories of both these peaks. Mount Niles (left) and Mount Daly also stand out on the western horizon.
Sigh.  One of my less memorable summits (no views). Ptarmigan Peak appears to have good snow cover right now.
Looks like a good ski trip in the near future... Fossil Mountain can be seen through Boulder Pass.
The snow is beginning to soften up in the afternoon sun. Kelly pauses near the top of the Grizzly Express Gondola for a photo opportunity.
Surprisingly, this was the first time I had ever skied down Paradise Bowl.  Hard work, but I enjoyed it. This is looking down Paradise Bowl with Redoubt Mountain in the background.
Must look great when the larches turn golden in the Fall! There is a curious larch tree beside the Paradise Triple Chair that seems to snag people's underwear!
Whew!  These moguls tired me out.  Time to split! Kelly skis down a mogul run in the Larch Area with Mount Richardson, Pika Peak, and Ptarmigan Peak visible in the distance.