Natalia and I went to Lake Louise for the Ice Carving Festival again this year.


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These are the Olympic rings that were carved since the Olympic Torch came right up here.


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Natalia and I in front of the rings on the banks of Lake Louise.


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Natalia and I went for an evening skate on the lake. Here's Nati with the glacier behind her.


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Here she is with the Chateau behind her.


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Someone stuck a penny to the ice castle.


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This was a pretty ingenious way to have a fire pit. It's actually burning from the inside out.


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The ice carvers worked all weekend on these designs. I liked this one.


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This is going to be a figure skater.


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Natalia took a photo of me with the view out of our hotel room. We're enjoying a lovely breakfast in
the room prior to a steam bath and then a cross-country ski.


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The view in the morning of Lake Louise from our room. Not terrible at all.


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Natalia out for a ski along the lake. You can see Victoria Glacier reasonably well.


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The horse-drawn sleighs were out for a toodle as well.


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Natalia enjoying a gorgeous day in the mountains.


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The Lake Louise Ice Falls at the end of the lake.


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Somewhere in here is the view up Surprise Pass.


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Me in my new monkey toque courtesy of Rick and Janet. Thanks guys!

Video of Natalia glissading



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Natalia halfway down the sledding hill.

Video of Natalia glissading



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The view at the end of the lake.


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Looking up at the hanging glaciers.


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Another look at Surprise Pass (I think).


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We skied back directly across the lake - which may not have been the smartest idea as it was pretty
soupy and not the best trail.


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The Chateau had built an ice bar that served sausages and boozy drinks. Here Natalia enjoys her sausage.


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Natalia with the ice bar behind her. It was pretty neat, but they didn't serve the drinks with
ice glasses like the ice bar does in Stockholm.


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The ski jumper might have been one of my favourites.


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The curler was pretty good too.


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Very Olympic and Greek.


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Here is that same sculpture we saw the night before, now finished.


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The rules for the Ice Magic Festival.


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Natalia and her favourite carving - the figure skaters.

A couple of shots from Kicking Horse


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Andy Paton at the top of Whitewall.


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Steve at the top although he turned around right after this.

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