Surprise Pass is a very popular ski tour in the Lake Louise area that offers 600m of fall-line skiing. It’s NNW aspect often holds cold and dry snow.
From the Lake Louise parking area, walk towards the Chateau and follow the signs for Saddleback Pass/Fairview Mountain. Once near treeline, the terrain will begin to open up. Cut across the base of the south face of Fairview Mountain. You will have to cross some steep, high consequence avalanche paths. You will eventually have a short but steep descent into the moraines. Continue heading west until you see the pass. You will pass a couple of couloirs lookers right, before reaching Surprise Pass. After enjoying the 600m ski down, head towards and across the lake.
Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday.
Today 03/24 20%
High 8° / Low -1°
Cloudy. High 8C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Tomorrow 03/25 20%
High 8° / Low -3°
Cloudy skies. High 8C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Tuesday 03/26 70%
High 6° / Low -4°
Snow showers in the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow in the afternoon. High 6C. Winds SW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 70%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.