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I completely support Lake Louise's LRP given the constraints it must operate under being located within a federally regulated national park. My concern is with the constraints. Lake Louise does not exist in isolation. It must compete with neighbouring resorts in BC that can offer ski in/ski out accommodations, cat skiing, heli-skiing, or all of the above. According to the Canada West Ski Areas Association, skier visits have gone up in BC but stagnated in Alberta over the last ten years or more. Alberta's three largest resorts are located in federally regulated national parks which severely limits their ability respond to market demands and effectively compete with their BC competition. This is another example of an Alberta industry held back by federal policy. This must change.
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