Banff Sunshine Village ski resort in Alberta, Canada, will reopen for 5-days starting tomorrow! They’ll be open for skiing and riding on Canada Day, July 1 – which is pretty darn cool, eh? Canada rules!! 354″ of snow this season + a cool, snowy spring lead to the upper mountain still being buried in snow. Banff Sunshine Village ReOpening Details: […]
Sunridge Ski Area in Alberta, Canada was the victim of an arson attack over the weekend that caused $30,000 worth of damage. Related: Fire at Kimberley Hill Resort, BC Deemed Arson by Officials The fire completely destroyed the resort’s new outdoor deck. The deck was built to provide guests with a safe outdoor space to congregate during the covid pandemic. […]
A 28-year-old woman was killed after an avalanche carried her 1,000-feet down a steep mountain face on Mount des Poulis in Yoho National Park, AB, last week. Five people were boot-hiking up a ridge near the summit of 10,387-foot Mount des Poilus last Wednesday, April 13th. The woman was ahead of the group when a cornice, estimated to be between 200-260-feet […]
Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta, Canada has had an awesome start to the season. In fact, the resort is having its snowiest winter since 1955! Almost 15-FEET of snow has fallen snow far. As you can imagine, ski conditions are on point. The resort currently has a 73″ base and there is more snow in the forecast.
Banff Sunshine Village ski resort closed yesterday and will remain closed today due to the extreme avalanche hazard in Banff National Park. The Alberta, Canada ski area said “avalanche conditions are extreme in the alpine, at treeline, and below treeline”, and that the “storm prevented both our snow safety team, and Parks Canada’s from being able to mitigate avalanche risk.” A […]
This article was written by Eric Lee O’Brien with Blackbird Mountain Guides on November 20, 2021 As the self-appointed Director of Snow Quality Assessment for Blackbird Mountain Guides, I ventured north to Canada searching for poutine, caesars, and pow. What did I find? All of the aforementioned Canadian specialties! Most importantly, I found what is very likely the best skiing […]
Despite a lack of snow on the ground in Calgary, Alberta, nearby resorts are gearing back up for another season. Norquay and Lake Louise both opened to the public on November 5th, with Sunshine Village not far behind. Just 45 minutes out from the city, Nakiska Ski Area typically opens up a week or two earlier for race teams to […]