Grizzly bear goes skiing, shuts down Lake Louise ski resort

Imagine skiing down a run straight into a grizzly bear? Don’t laugh it could have happened to you if you were skiing at Lake Louise in Canada this week.

Local grizzly, Olivia, a long time summer resident of the region woke for spring and took a few turns on some ski runs on Tuesday on Pine Cone Way, Wiwaxy and Cameron’s Way.

The resort was shut down for a few hours while she had her fun and skiers and boarders were evacuated via the gondola.

Grizzly bear hits the slopes

So this happened at Lake Louise on Tuesday."We had an impromptu visit … from one of our summer inhabitants who enjoys the snow as much as we do," said the resort in a release.Read more about the bear affectionately known as Olivia: www.cbc.ca/1.3549306

Posted by CBC Calgary on Friday, 22 April 2016

“She was running up and down the runs all over the place having a great time,” said resort spokesperson Dan Markham as reported by CBC news.

Olivia left some impressive footprints too.

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Pic from Lake Louise via CBC News
Pic from Lake Louise via CBC News

If you love grizzly bears then follow the Facebook page for Boo Grizzly, the resident grizzly near Kicking Horse ski resort in Canada.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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