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Sunshine Village Wild West Free Ride Avalanche Control

The Wild West

The name says it all

Since it opened to the public in 2003, the Wild West has rivaled Delirium Dive for outstanding adventure. You can test your skills and get a big mountain adventure, but do so responsibly in an avalanche-controlled area.

Freeride zones are intended for advanced skiers and riders only, and special restrictions apply. Guests who enter Wild West will need to have an avalanche beacon and shovel, and travel with a similarly equipped partner.

If you’re not sure you’re ready for Wild West, we highly recommend contacting our experts at Sunshine’s Ski & Snowboard School. They’ll make sure you have the skills and confidence for this adventure.

This area is NOT marked for natural hazards, such as rocks and cliffs. All route selections are the responsibility of those entering these areas. Knowledge of travel in steep avalanche terrain is recommended. Freeride zones are subject to closure at any time due to avalanche hazard, weather, visibility, temperature or slope conditions.

For further information, please see Sunshine Village Ski Patrol or the avalanche information boards in the Village or at Goat’s Eye station.

HOTLINE: call (403) 762-6511

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