Receiving an average annual snowfall of 30ft (about the same height as a double-decker bus), Sunshine Village is Canada’s most snow-sure resort and, with skiing from from November to May, it boasts Canada’s longest winter season. Sunshine Village offers serious big mountain riding; not only do they actually have big mountains - there are towering jagged peaks as far as the eye can see and Canada’s highest lift-served skiing - but the resort also offers slackcountry terrain that will test even the most experienced shredders. Free-ride zones such as Delirium Dive, Wild West and Silvercity, although patrolled, are double black-diamond areas and entrance is only permitted to buddied-up expert skiers with full avalanche kit. This fact is normally enough to keep the punters out!
And, if you want to explore the real Canadian wilderness, Sunshine Village offers access to some of the country’s best backcountry terrain. Do pop your SnowSkool rep a note to let us know your plans first though!
Fear not...you won’t be sitting your instructor exams in a neck-high-powder no-fall zone! The 3500 acres of skiable terrain at Sunshine Village includes ~120 named runs spread evenly between beginner/ intermediate/ expert and so it has the right piste for every drill: the perfect slope for teaching basic turns, the ideal gradient for carving, plenty of mogul fields, steeps, hits & rollers, natural half-pipes, wide & open groomers and three terrain parks. The biggest of the three parks take up an area of almost fifteen acres with a massive variety of features…from 10ft to 40ft jumps, short and long boxes, 6ft to 40ft rails (up, down, flat-down, down-flat-down, tubes, S, C, tubby tank, mailbox and buoy tap).
Oh and as the name may suggest, it gets more than the average number of days of sunshine!