November 1, 2010 – The Lake Louise Ski Area is pleased to announce the addition of a new state-of-the art webcam to its website as the “Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise” webcam is now fully operational.
This new webcam, which is located on the roof of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, aims directly across the Bow Valley to the front-side slopes of the Lake Louise Ski Area.
“The camera is a 6 megapixel Lumenera LE575 with an 8-80mm lens,” confirms Peter Taylor, a Lake Louise Information Technology specialist. “Lumenera is a Canadian company that specializes in high-end optics for surveillance, scientific and astrophotography markets. This whole project has opened our eyes to what is possible with webcams and we’re excited about what‘s in store for future projects.”
Both the camera and lens are stored in a heated, weather-sealed housing. The camera is pole-mounted on a five-foot tripod that is bolted to pressure-treated wood, which is a part of a 150 lb base.
“We had to ensure the whole set up could withstand winds of 150km/h and minimize the effects of vibration on the roof,” said Taylor. “Using wireless and a mobile base also provided us with the flexibility to move the camera anywhere we want that has line-of-sight to Whitehorn Lodge.
During recent months, the Lake Louise Ski Area has added two additional webcams to its’ website with new cameras now flashing live images from both the Trans Canada Highway overpass and just outside Temple Lodge on the backside.
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Monday, November 1, 2010