Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort has confirmed that four quad lifts will be open when the 2011-12 season begins on Thursday.
The Strawberry, WaWa, Wolverine and Jackrabbit quads will all be turning.
The snow pack sits at 66 cm, and growing. Snow is forecast from today right through to the weekend, making for a potentially epic start. (Skiers and riders are advised to use caution; early season conditions mean there are some unmarked natural hazards.)
Following is a list of the runs that are expected to be available, starting opening day on Thursday.
Strawberry Express High-Speed Quad
The Dell Valley
Rock Isle Road
(Angel Gulley is to be determined)
Jackrabbit / Wolverine Quads
Miss Gratz (to Larch Glade)
Short and Sweet
Get a jump on opening day. Sunshine fans can book into the on-mountain Sunshine Mountain Lodge on Thursday night for as little as $79 per room and catch fresh tracks Thursday morning. For details, call 1-87-SKI-BANFF (1-877-542-2633).