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DELIRIUM DIVE & WILD WEST

Delirium Dive and Wild West: the country’s most extreme off-piste ski experiences.

 

From the top of the Continental Divide lift, follow the signs to the check-in gate. You will not be able to proceed unless you meet the requirements listed above. Once through the check-in gate, it is a small hike up to the Delirium Dive entrance.

 

There are a couple of ways to enter Delirium Dive. Just below the summit, there is a five- to six-metre band of rock that crowns the top of the Dive. Negotiate through the cliff’s small weaknesses or simply drop in. A more moderate approach is to go down the access stairs that negotiate the cliff top to slightly more tame ground.

Delirium Dive conditions change constantly and there is avalanche danger that may require closure on short notice. 

Safety Requirements

  • The area must be open. To check the status, call 1-403-762-6511
  • You must carry and know how to use an avalanche transceiver
  • You must carry a shovel
  • You must carry collapsible avalanche probes
  • You must have at least one other person with you
  • We recommend that you are comfortable on double black diamond runs, such as Farside and Wildside on Goat’s Eye Mountain before you attempt this extreme terrain


Access to Delirium Dive

 

Sunshine Village Delirium Dive

Delirium Dive conditions change constantly and there is avalanche danger that may require closure on short notice. Call (403) 762-6511 for the latest on Delirium Dive’s status.

Ski & Snowboard School instructors are available to assist. They offer full- and half-day tours for groups of up to five people. Safety equipment (transceivers, shovels and packs) is included. Advance booking is required. For further information and pricing, visit the Ski & Snowboard School section.

Goat's Eye Mountain

Check out Wildside and Farside from the top of the Goat’s Eye Express chair. Hell's Kitchen and Freefall are the meanest ways down the lower half of Goat’s Eye.

Four additional double black diamond runs can be found just past the Wildside/Farside – Think Again, Renegade, Stampede and Saddledome.

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

Or NEW! Follow us on Twitter: @ssvsnowsafety to get the latest information on the Wild West.