All ski resorts in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies will be open this weekend and to celebrate, we are offering a FREE 3-day Tri-Area ski pass to one lucky Twitter follower (CA$279.09 value with tax). The Tri-Area ski pass covers Banff Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise ski resorts as well as the ski shuttles from Banff. Banff Norquay celebrated it’s earliest opening ever and is currently open weekends until November 30 2012. Sunshine Village and Lake Louise are set to open for the season this Friday, November 9 2012.
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FOLLOW US, RT THIS & WIN a 2012-13 Tri-Area 3-day Ski Pass – Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. Winner will be chosen at random on NOV 9 @ 10am PST
With more and more bear sightings coming in, it’s hard to think about skiing and snowboarding….but you must!!! 2011 has so far been a record breaking year for snowfall and with the lower temperatures, the powder conditions are that of mid-winter. Environment Canada predicted a later spring which has so far proven to be true.
Where to head? Sunshine Village in Banff National Park is still rocking with incredible snow conditions and no crowds. Even Easter was quiet this year due to it being a little later in the year than usual. Sunshine Village will wrap things up for the season on May 23 2011 with the 83rd annual Slush Cup. There is lots more going on including the Sunshine Village 3rd annual Bikinis for Breast Cancer fundraiser.
The video footage below was taken in March and April this year in Sunshine Village’s backcountry. These skiers are experienced expert locals and have all the right backcountry gear so please do not imitate!
Enjoy these excellent extended ski conditions and be sure to look out for bears, wolves, deer, elk and big horn sheep (to name a few) on the spring ski bus to Sunshine Village from Banff!
Thanks for reading and feel free to share your spring skiing and boarding experiences with everyone below!
Conditions: With 50 cm of new snow in the past 36 hours Sunshine Village are currently sitting at 55 cm in the past 4 days! Goats Eye Express chair will re-open today for your skiing and riding pleasure. Visit Sunshine Village’s website at Skibanff.com to see the line-up of their weekend outdoor concerts happening every weekend until May 19th!
Past 36 hours: 50 cms Past 4 days: 55 cms Base: 206 cms
Today’s Forecast: Snow Showers High 0 °C Low -10 °C
Tomorrow’s forecast: Light Snow High -1°C Low -7°C
Mountain Status: 12 of 12 lifts open 64 of 107 trails open
With 45 cm of new snow in the past 24 hours Sunshine Village is currently sitting at 64cm in the past 2 days! Due to this extreme snowfall, the Aaron Pritchett Concerts have been cancelled for this weekend (April 19 and 20). This Concert will be rescheduled.
Sunshine Village is scheduled to close at the end of May 2008.
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