Conditions at Sunshine?

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Conditions at Sunshine?

Postby pointpeninsula » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:31 am

HI,

At Lake Louise this week. Snow is pretty good, but getting thin, and the sunny warmth Tuesday didn't help.

Does anyone have first-hand information about conditions at Sunshine before we take the bus over there? We're staying in Lake Louise, so it's much easier to stay here.

tia,

Tom
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Re: Conditions at Sunshine?

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:28 pm

The base at Sunshine will be deeper but the surfaces will be similar. It depends IMHO more on the type of skiers in your group. At Sunshine the best preserved snow is on primarily intermediate terrain off Continental Divide, while Goat's Eye faces SW and surfaces are not great when it hasn't snowed in awhile. At Louise it's the frontside groomers that will be hard packed while the steep backside terrain preserves snow the best.

I will be passing through those areas in about a week.
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Re: Conditions at Sunshine?

Postby pointpeninsula » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:35 pm

Thanks. We have primarily intermediate skiers, so that's helpful.

And your description of Louise is spot on.

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Re: Conditions at Sunshine?

Postby EMSC » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:51 am

Tony Crocker wrote:I will be passing through those areas in about a week.


Two weeks for me...
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Re: Conditions at Sunshine?

Postby baldyskier » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:15 pm

I skied Louise today and Sunshine yesterday. Sunshine was nice with some new snow. I liked Lake Louise better, though. Still found some decent snow in the trees, especially off Larch Express lift. Now Revelstoke Sunday and Monday...
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