We departed early on the second day to catch the morning light on Mount Victoria at Lake Louise. The distant views were gorgeous. Close at hand was the added appeal of the ice castle, skating rink and numerous ice sculptures. A visit to the Fairmont Hotel proved more than just a chance to warm up, as the outstanding architecture yielded many interesting photo opportunities. Next, we rode up the Lake Louise gondolas for a planned action photo shoot of fast, daring snowboarders, black eye and all. There were candid moments to catch other snowboarders and skiers, prepping before their run down the mountain.