Blast From the Past

In today’s post I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at those innocent days of stretch pants and skinny skis. To back up a bit, last year ski area staff were poking around in one of our various storage rooms and came across some items buried deep in a dark, dusty corner, covered in cobwebs and surrounded by human skeletons (not really). The items were a 16mm film projector and a few stacksl of film reels. Jason MacQueen, our present-day video guy, managed to get the projector working after who-knows-how-many years of neglect, and set to work discovering what lay hidden on those reels.

After an hour or so of viewing, Jason wiped the smile off his face and sent the reels to Calgary to have them converted into digital files. We were then all treated to the contents, which turned out to be a collection of Lake Louise promotional films from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, in all their retro glory. The longer films have been chopped down into shorter segments, all of which we plan to release regularly over the coming season, and beyond. Check the Lake Louise Ski Area Facebook page every Thursday starting this week for a new installment. For now, please enjoy the video below as a taste of what’s to come and try not to get excited about the coming winter.


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