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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit the Lake Louise Ski Area's Skoki Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. July 7, 2011 – Charlie and Louise Locke, proprietors of the Lake Louise Ski Area and Skoki Lodge, were proud to host the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this week.

 “We were extremely pleased that William and Catherine chose the Lake Louise area for this brief personal retreat during their tour of the country,” says Locke. “We believe we met their expectations with respect to providing the type of getaway they were looking for and that they enjoyed their time here. We hope that they will visit again.”

The honor affirms Skoki Lodge’s unique appeal as an authentic Canadian cabin and mountain experience and highlights Lake Louise’s stature as an international destination of choice. Skoki Lodge, a Canadian National Historic Site, is stunning, serene and rich in history. Lake Louise is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an exquisite jewel in the Canadian Rockies.  

Background: Skoki Lodge

• Accessible via a well-marked, scenic trail, 11 kms from the Lake Louise Ski Area, guests of all ages and abilities are welcome at Skoki Lodge. A team of friendly staff is on-hand to cook gourmet meals, lend advice about surrounding hiking trails, entertain with stories of local lore and legends and cater to all needs.

• Romantic and secluded, five spectacular valleys are out the backdoor, towering peaks dominate the landscape and sparkling lakes and wildflowers lend to the splendor. In the summer and fall, Skoki is perfect for hiking, climbing and fishing. During winter, the mountains are a skier’s paradise, with plenty of light, legendary Canadian Rockies’ champagne powder.

• Skoki Lodge is the birthplace of skiing in Canada. Built in 1931 when early adventurers fell in love with the area and deemed it ideal for the country’s first commercial ski operation, the lodge has been carefully preserved.

Background: Lake Louise

• Visitors from around the world flock to Lake Louise each year to experience the best of majestic Mother Nature and the warm, welcoming hospitality the area is famous for.

• Members of the Royal Family who have visited Lake Louise include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Michael of Kent. Prince Rainier of Monaco, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan have also visited Lake Louise.

• Lake Louise is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria.

• Lake Louise offers incredible skiing in winter and unparalleled sightseeing in summer, an array of amenities, activities, shopping, nightlife and events, and astonishingly affordable holiday and tour packages to meet every taste.

• With 4200 skiable acres, the Lake Louise Ski Area is one of the largest ski areas in North America. A unique layout allows families and groups of varying abilities to ski together; there are beginner runs down from every chair, and, experts can explore endless chutes, glades, gullies and remote bowls in some of the Rockies' most challenging terrain.


The Lake Louise Ski AreaMedia Contacts

Skoki Lodge/the Lake Louise Ski Area:
Charles Locke, President, 1-403-921-9556

Lake Louise Area Weather Parks Canada