Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, owners of Lake Louise, wants to lead the industry in eliminating man-made snow jumps from terrain parks. "We have found that one of the main issues that increases the likelihood of serious injury on our mountains is big air," said Matt Mosteller, Senior Director of Business Development for Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. "When we are making decisions about safety at our resorts, the big jumps in the terrain parks always come into the equation. We decided to make a change."
Without snow features, the company increased the number of rails in TELUS Park at Lake Louise Mountain Resort. Nakiska's park also will have only rails. "We realize that this change may disappoint some guests who regularly use these man-made jump features," said Mosteller. "However, we believe we have a strong moral obligation to not compromise the safety of our guests."