Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:06 am
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:29 am
jamesdeluxe wrote:I always wonder why Sunshine gets so many "meh/wouldn't go back" reviews from destination visitors. I thought that it was worthwhile for two days even without WW or DD and I didn't find it disjointed, as many claim.
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:10 am
flyover wrote: I wouldn't want to stay at the hotel at Sunshine and ski there all week, as I do prefer LL when the conditions and weather are good.
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:47 am
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:56 pm
jamesdeluxe wrote:People spend an entire week at SSV?
Tony Crocker wrote: At Louise the steeps face north and preserve snow extremely well. The front side south facing intermediate terrain is more easily mitigated with grooming and snowmaking. Sunshine's advanced Goat's Eye faces SW, and it can melt/freeze, even in February. Sunshine is a very cold mountain, so sometimes with sustained cold weather and snow refreshers, you can get lucky like flyover with overall packed powder conditions, even in April.
Nearly all of Sunshine has west exposure (NW on Continental Divide and SW on Goat's Eye) into the prevailing wind. Go visit Castle Mt., which faces leeward of that same prevailing wind, and you'll be a lot less impressed with Sunshine.