It's also the start of the second weekend of World Cup racing at Louise, so a good reason to get up there soon. And the second reason: the early season snow is incredible. My great ski friend - Scottish but lives in Calgary/Canmore - has already been out and she usually doesn't don skis until December!
She says it is fantastic! Her exact words were: "Managed to get my first day's skiing in at LL on Sunday - it was fantastic! We ended up doing a full days skiing with no lift lines and great snow so I was exhausted after and my legs really know that they've been skiing again."
Lake Louise also got ranked really high in various top publications: one of the top-10 Ski Resorts in North America by Outside Online, one of the top-20 Ski Resorts in North America by Condé Nast Traveler (only two resorts in Canada made the list) and one of the top-10 gadget-free vacations in the world (Skoki Lodge), by Sun Media (who incidentally I used to write Snow Scene for in the Calgary Sun - check out my archives there by going to http://www.calgarysun.com/sports/snowscene/2009/12/03/12019041-sun.html.
So, get out there and enjoy it and think of me typing away about skiing but thousands of miles away from the slopes! You don't have to feel too sorry for me though as I will be back in the Rockies in a couple of weeks time.