Sunshine Village opens Standish High Speed Quad for the season

November 18, 2013 

StandishAn abundance of winter snowstorms blanketing the resort this past week has resulted in the official opening of Standish High Speed Quad for the season.  

With over 50 cm (20 in) of dry snow falling on the resort this past week and over 17 cm (6.5 in) in the last 24 hours, Sunshine Village opened the popular chairlift to skiers on November 18th, mere days after the resort’s official November 15th opening.

The opening of Standish increases the resort’s current offerings to seven lifts in operation, including the eight passenger high speed gondola, WaWa, Wolverine, and Jack Rabbit Quads, in addition to the Strawberry Express High Speed Quad.

The Standish chair was first introduced to skiers at Sunshine Village in 1965 which is the same year electricity was installed at the resort and the Sunshine Inn (now the Sunshine Mountain Lodge) was built. The Standish chair was rebuilt again 20 years later in 1985.

Another 20 cm (8 in) of snow expected to fall in the next 48 hours, providing additional fresh dry powder to the resort’s current 81 cm base (32 in).

For up-to-date information on conditions at Sunshine Village Ski Resort, visit www.skibanff.com/conditions

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