Wednesday, January 11

Ready to take a Dive into Delirium?

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Jan 11, 2023

Ready to take a Dive into Delirium?

The Canadian Rockies' biggest, boldest, and steepest freeride zone is now open for the 2022/23 winter season.



That’s right, Delirium Dive, our experts-only freeride zone, is now open for the 2022/23 winter season. Thanks to a banner start to our snow this season, and dedicated work by our Snow Safety teams, Delirium Dive is open for your skiing and riding pleasure.


Opening Delirium Dive in December is a big deal, as it takes a lot of snow to fill the steep terrain of the Dive. Opening it before Christmas, well this might just be one of our earliest opening yet for Canadian Rockies most famous run.


Delirium Dive, named one of CNN's most extreme ski runs in the world, is known to Banff locals by the moniker “The Dive”. For skiers and snowboarders, Delirium Dive is an absolute paradise. Packed with chutes boasting 2,500 ft of steep vertical, wide-open bowls filled with Canada’s Best Snow and acres of wild mountain terrain to explore, the Dive guarantees to satisfy even the most insatiable riders.


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Is it your goal to ski the dive this season? Before you Dive into delirium, we recommend you are comfortable skiing the steep terrain off of Standish. On all Dive lessons our instructors will start by taking their lesson to the Virgin Chutes (which are found on Standish Express). If you’re interested in signing up for a Delirium Dive lesson you can reach out to our Sunshine Ski and Snowboard School at 403 762 6560.


To ski or ride the expert terrain, skiers and snowboarders are required to have avalanche and snow knowledge, to ride with a buddy, to wear an avalanche-beacon, and to carry a shovel and a probe in a backpack. Delirium Dive is not suitable for beginner or intermediate skiers and snowboarders. At Banff Sunshine Village, Delirium Dive is reserved for advanced skiers and snowboarders who are comfortable riding double blacks runs. Helmets are strongly recommended.


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Important to know!

- Requirements for entry are a 457khz transceiver, probe, shovel, knowledge of avalanche terrain/rescue and a partner who also meets all the above requirements. 

- Due to early season conditions found throughout the terrain expect many natural terrain features to be larger and more challenging. 

- The snowpack becomes less supportive at lower elevations. Use caution around large rocks and dense trees. 


For daily updates about the Dive and all our freeride zones, follow @ssvsnowsafety on Twitter.