Wednesday, February 14

Ready to Dive into Delirium?

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Feb 14, 2024

Ready to Dive into Delirium?

The Canadian Rockies' biggest, boldest, and steepest freeride zone is now open for the 2023/24 winter season.


That’s right, Delirium Dive, our experts-only freeride zone, is now open for the 2023/24 winter season. 


It takes a lot of snow to fill the steep terrain of the Dive. We would like to give a special shout out to our Ski Patrol team for keeping the mountain safe and opening the Dive! Due to the lower snowfall amounts this season, expect natural hazards to be larger and more challenging than normal seasons. As of February 14, 2024 Galaxy Ridge remains closed (for now).


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 saftey updates, follow @ssvsnowsafety on Instagram.