The Lake Louise Ski Area has new partners for its Louise Plus Card. Castle Mountain Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort have agreed to participate in the program this winter, offering the same discounted lift ticket as Lake Louise.

Louise Plus Cards, which cost $99 CAN, offer two free ski days and discounts for all other days. The cards are on sale until Dec. 24 and available for residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Cardholders get two days free at Lake Louise or Kicking Horse. The two free days can be used any time with no restrictions or blackout days for holidays.

Discounted tickets after the first two free days cost $50 CAN for adults or $40 CAN for youth, ages 13-17 years old, and seniors. These rates are available at Lake Louise, Kicking Horse, or Castle Mountain, without blackout dates or restrictions. The card also comes with a free direct-to-lift upgrade for those who want to bypass the ticket window at Lake Louise, but cardholders need to pick up lift tickets at other resorts.

Cardholders can get a 25 percent discount on lift tickets at Canada Olympic Park and other Alberta resorts, such as Rabbit Hill, Hidden Valley, Snow Valley, Canyon, Sunridge, and Edmonton Ski Club. Discounts are also available lodging, dining, shopping, and activities.

Louise Plus Cards are available for purchase online. They can be purchased in person at the Lake Louise Ski Area or the resort's Calgary office. Sobeys, SportChek, and Sport Mart stores across Alberta also carry the card.

Children ages 6-12 can get a Kids Louise Plus Card, too. The card is free if a parent purchases a Louise Plus Card; otherwise, it costs $20 CAN. The card grants $5 off lift tickets at Lake Louise.

More information. Or call 403-522-3555 or 877-956-8473.