Draft Detailed Impact Analysis of the Lake Louise Ski Area Draft Long-Range Plan
The Lake Louise Ski Area has prepared a Draft Long-Range Plan (LRP) to guide future development and use at the ski area in Banff National Park.
The projects proposed in the Long-Range Plan are consistent with the approved Lake Louise Ski Area Site Guidelines for Development and Use (2015). The proposed Long-Range Plan includes:
- the addition of new ski lifts;
- development of new ski terrain;
- construction of new and expanded lodges and a warming hut;
- construction of an operations and maintenance building near Temple Lodge;
- creation of two water storage reservoirs;
- expanded and re-designed parking areas;
- and the development of non-skier winter activities such as tubing, snowshoeing, and ice climbing.
The ski area has also prepared a detailed impact analysis of the LRP based on the 2018 Terms of Reference provided by Parks Canada. A detailed impact analysis is the most comprehensive form of assessment for projects in national parks. The draft DIA provides an overview of the LRP, and describes potential environmental effects and mitigations to eliminate or reduce those effects.
Parks Canada invites comments on the draft DIA from April 15 to June 15, 2019.
Parks Canada will review all comments and provide direction to the Lake Louise Ski Area regarding any required amendments to the DIA or Long Range Plan. A summary of comments will be released after the consultation is complete.
The Lake Louise Ski Area will host three public open houses to provide the public an opportunity to view and provide comments on the LRP and DIA. Parks Canada representatives will participate in these meetings.
To view the proposed Long-Range Plan and Detailed Impact Analysis, or to find details about open houses, please visit the Lake Louise Ski Area’s project website.