SOURCE: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

December 20, 2011 12:00 ET

Ice Magic at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Resort

LAKE LOUISE, AB--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2011) - Experience what a winter playground feels like at Ice Magic, the international ice carving competition taking place January 20-22, 2012 at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel. In partnership with Banff Lake Louise Tourism, ice carvers from around the world compete for the top prize as they create mesmerizing ice sculptures from 15 blocks of ice weighing 300 lbs. each. Teams will fill the shoreline of magical Lake Louise and design ice carvings to match this year's theme, WordPlay: Where language comes out to play.

An enchanting winter scene unfolds as carvers work amid horse drawn sleigh rides, and guests ice skate in a picture-perfect winter wonderland. Stroll the shores of Lake Louise, savor a cup of cocoa and witness the magic first hand. Take it all in with Ice Magic Package, rates start from $299CDN per night. This exciting Lake Louise vacation package includes daily breakfast, self-parking and the Saturday Ice Magic Reception.

New this year is a second weekend of festivities. From January 28-30, 2012, kids can join in the fun at the Little Chippers Weekend. During this fun-filled Lake Louise vacation, kids can learn about the art and science of ice carving, play ice mini golf, crawl through an ice tunnel and cruise down an ice slide and skate with the Ice Queen.

For information about our Lake Louise resort's packages or accommodations -- or to make your reservation, call 1-888-441-1414 or visit http://www.fairmont.com/lakelouise

Located two hours west of Calgary International Airport, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort is the ultimate winter playground. Here, guests can ski, skate through an ice castle or explore the area by snow shoe, then enjoy an après ski cocktail or a hearty fondue dinner.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

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