When Sheri and Tim Postel boarded the Grizzly Express Gondola, they might have initially begrudged sharing their first-ever romantic ride at Lake Louise with the two strangers who hopped in. Rather than small talk and awkward silences, the 15-minute ascent morphed into a day of friendship, with the plugged-in locals sharing their finds with the Postels.
Insider information can transform anyone’s experience from average to epic. Over the past 15 seasons, I’ve spent more than 400 days skiing at the Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff National Park. Here are some tactical tips for skiing the resort that was named the best in Canada in the 2014 World Ski Awards, an industry competition.