The Great Divide

Sunshine Village set to open Great Divide and Angel high speed quads

 November 22, 2013

Ski and snowboard enthusiasts will soon be able to experience two provinces in one run, as Sunshine is set to open the Great Divide High Speed Quad on Saturday, November 23. 

A solid system bringing bountiful snowfalls which repeatedly blanketed the resort this past week have created tremendous early season conditions, as the resort completes its first full week of the 2013-2014 season.

Sunshine Village is also set to open its Angel High Speed Quad Saturday, increasing the resorts offering to an impressive 10 of 12 lifts in operation.

“With multiple snowfalls bringing an abundance of champagne powder this first full week of operation, Sunshine Village is experiencing an incredible start to the new season,” begins Dave Riley, Chief Operating Officer, Sunshine Village Ski Resort. “Opening these lifts so early in the season puts us in a solid position to offer guests an extraordinary experience.” 

The resort opened its doors the public one week ago and is currently operating its Strawberry, Mount Standish and Wolverine high-speed quads, along with its WaWa and Jack Rabbit quads. This is in addition to the resort’s eight passenger high speed gondola and two magic carpets.

The current snow pack has settled to 86 cm (33 in), providing a solid base for some great early season groomers. (Skiers and riders are advised to use caution; early season conditions mean there may be unmarked natural hazards.)

Sunshine is famous for its legendary all-natural champagne powder snow and its unique snow farming technique, which uses 35 km (22 mi) of snow fencing to capture the snow on the resort’s three big mountains.

Daily snow conditions can be found at www.skibanff.com/conditions

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Sunshine Village, close to the town of Banff, provides skiers and boarders with 12-lifts including seven modern high speed quad chairs, the most in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the world’s fastest 8 passenger gondolas. Stay slope-side in the Rockies only “ski-in ski-out” hotel and ski or ride 3,300 acres and three mountains in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia along the Continental Divide during Canada’s longest season from November to late May. For more information visit www.skibanff.com.

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