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Mild Temperatures

Mild mid-week temperatures provide ideal conditions to hit the slopes

February 25, 2014

While folks in Calgary and Banff woke up to chilly temperatures Tuesday, Sunshine Village is experiencing a temperature inversion, with a current forecasted high of -6 degree Celsius (21 degrees Fahrenheit).

Many of us are bundled up in our down jackets, scarves covering our faces with our eyes barely seeing through the cloak of clothing we are wearing, but skiers and riders up at Sunshine are experiencing a little reprieve from the city’s morning wake up of nearly -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) and enjoying a balmy -6 degrees Celsius in the higher altitudes while they get in their Sunshine laps.

For those of you who have never experience a temperature inversion before, it’s when there is a deviation from the normal change of atmospheric properties with altitude, or when a warmer air mass covers a colder air mass that is closer to the Earth. This is what has created the warmer temperature we are currently experiencing in the Village, while temperatures down below are much colder.

Coupled with the recent February snowstorms and powder season on our front door, it’s just one more benefit of hitting Sunshine’s slopes.  

Sunshine is currently sitting at a solid 180 cm (5 ft, 11 in) settled base as we enter into what is historically heavy snow months.

For the latest weather conditions and to view live webcams at Sunshine Village visit www.skibanff.com/conditions

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