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get the day off school so hell yeah. not that school is a factor in that at all. but last year opening day was unbelievable. i didnt get on the actual hill until 11 and skied pow for a sold 7 runs despite the monstrous lift lines. every member of sunshine staff sucks though. i feel bad giving them my money. opening day and maaaaybe late season is the only time i go there. such a shame, considering how flippin awesome sunshine is on any given day.
The weather newtwork are claiming 15-25cm of snow overnight for Canmore....
If they get half of that then they'll be fine to open
Sunshine Village is one snowfall away from having a great opening day.
"We're close, we're really close," says Doug Firby, associate director of Communications for Alberta's most popular ski and snowboard resort. "We just need one more good snowfall so that we can guarantee our guests the kind of opening they expect from Sunshine."
Sunshine is world famous for its legendary all-natural champagne powder snow, unlike the man-made snow that other area ski resorts have to rely on. Sunshine has received awards for its unique snow farming technique, which uses 35 km of snow fencing to capture the snow on the resort's three big mountains.
With 2 cm in the past 24 hours, Sunshine's runs are sparkling white, with a snowpack of 26 cm, and growing. With temperatures staying comfortably below freezing, every flake of snow that falls in the coming days is sure to stay.
Forecasters are predicting a stellar season, thanks to the La Nina weather effect. Snow-forecast.com states: "Early indications are promising that we will generally have another great ski season." The La Nina weather pattern, it adds, "is very good news" for western Canada.
You can watch Sunshine's progress on our mountain cams. And check back frequently to our conditions page for updates on the snow pack.
Typically, Sunshine opens with three lifts: the NEW Strawberry Express high-speed quad, Standish and WaWa lifts. Reduced prices for opening day will be in effect.
Pretty sure whatever happens they'll open something on thursday..