Lake Louise Announces New Learning Area

Lake Louise owner Charlie Locke shared a hopeful year end message today, detailing among other things construction of the mountain’s eighth lift. Known as Lower Juniper in the Lake Louise Long Range Plan, the quad chair will eventually be joined by a second lift to form a new route from the Whiskyjack base area to the Top of the World. Lower Juniper is expected to transport 2,200 guests per hour and service 75 acres of beginner and low intermediate terrain.

Contract signing for a new lift in 2021 is the latest in a string of good news from Lake Louise, which just debuted West Bowl terrain along with a new Doppelmayr fixed grip quad. The manufacturer for Lower Juniper was not specified.

“As this challenging year draws to a close, we would like to give our heartfelt thanks to all our guests, staff, community members, and healthcare workers of all kinds who have supported us during this difficult time,” said Locke. “We have shown how resilient, creative and collaborative we are when faced with adversity and uncertainty. We are all looking forward to a New Year that will be safe, happy, healthy, and secure for all of us as the light at the end of this dark tunnel becomes ever brighter.”


6 thoughts on “Lake Louise Announces New Learning Area

  1. Myles Svec December 31, 2020 / 7:38 pm

    Would the lift be a HSQ?


    • Peter Landsman December 31, 2020 / 7:39 pm

      It’s listed as a high speed quad in the master plan. I have reached out to Lake Louise for clarification on the type of lift and manufacturer.

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      • Peter Landsman January 2, 2021 / 10:54 am

        Lake Louise confirmed for me the new lift will be detachable and built by Doppelmayr.

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  2. Donald Reif December 31, 2020 / 8:12 pm

    Which manufacturer Lake Louise goes with here will be interesting to look at. They went with Doppelmayr for Summit, the first new lift since 1998 to not be from Leitner or Leitner-Poma. So it’s hard to say whether they’ll stick with Doppelmayr for the Juniper high speed quads, or go back to Leitner-Poma for parts uniformity with the rest of their detachables.


  3. vons3 January 1, 2021 / 10:42 am

    The lift will be a doppelmayr, Summit was the first part of a packaged bid.

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  4. Donald Reif January 2, 2021 / 3:57 pm

    I’m guessing Lower Juniper Express will not be the name, that that’s just a placeholder name.


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