I'm heading up to Louise for four days in early April, and I've never been before so I'm kinda concerned what it'll be like. How many trails are typically open and what are conditions typically like during the first week or two of April?
Quite packed everywhere front and back. Front is very icy and crunchy even through the early afternoon so wasn't very pleasant. Back was riding pretty good though but unfortunately Larch was closed for maintenance through Noon (last time we checked). COME ON SNOW!
Crusty in the morning on the front side, softened up around 11. Larch/Ptarmigan/back bowls all good all day. I'd suggest you ski backside early, front side afternoon. mid mountain snow most of the morning. Bottom line is that coverage is still pretty good just have to know the mountain a bit to avoid ice in the a.m.
Skied all day March 16. Great conditions! No icy spots. No scraped off hills. Good quality packed powder where they groomed and good quality snow elsewhere. After it puked snow for an hour, conditions were even better. Had a blast.