Snow arrives early west of Calgary in Banff, Lake Louise areas
Snow predicted at higher elevations on Tuesday and Wednesday
It's not even the first day of fall, but people in the mountains west of Calgary got an early taste of winter as rain showers turned to snow in Banff National Park Tuesday.
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There was just a light dusting in the morning in the Banff townsite, but further down the Trans-Canada at Lake Louise Ski Resort the snow has been piling up.
Spokesman Dan Markham says it's a sign the ski season is around the corner.
The slopes won't open until Nov. 10.
Environment Canada is forecasting snow in the Banff area at higher elevations for the next few days.
Current Conditions = Awesome<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LakeLouise?src=hash">#LakeLouise</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Banff?src=hash">#Banff</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Alberta?src=hash">#Alberta</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ski?src=hash">#Ski</a><br>Photo: rowanskeencotton (IG) <a href="https://t.co/HUfdaxSWTR">pic.twitter.com/HUfdaxSWTR</a>—@SkiLouise
The unexpected amount of snow forced the resort to halt its summer gondola operations.
Hey folks, due to the significant snowfall, our Summer Gondola operations are closed for the day. We're sorry for any inconvenience.—@SkiLouise
Sunshine Village, Banff this morning! The snow cometh or whatever! 🙄<a href="https://twitter.com/michaelegance">@michaelegance</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SeamusORegan">@SeamusORegan</a> @PieCloudCalgary@CopperBronzed@ChefJudyWood <a href="https://t.co/HP6g1zdrzn">pic.twitter.com/HP6g1zdrzn</a>—@JOYfulMare
A little snow shower up around Banff! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Canada?src=hash">#Canada</a> <a href="https://t.co/PGQAeVKtIm">pic.twitter.com/PGQAeVKtIm</a>—@50oakwoods