by: Fost - 7th February 2008

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 5Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

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As a Sunshine local, I read with much amusement the "reviews" of my home hill. People that say it is boring or flat, have obviously not accessed "the dive" (you can huck a 100 feet of air there) or Silver City (a no fall zone) or the Wild West chutes, or any of the double blacks off Goats Eye Mountain which are still excellent in late April. Moreover, it has been open until the July long weekend(winters of 91 and 92, they could open most years, but being in a National Park, it is difficult to get Parks Canada approval), still lots of snow. The only thing to contend with then are mosquitoes and the odd lightning storm. Other than Mammoth or Snowbird or Timberline, how often can you ski on snow (not a glacier) in the northern hemishere in July. I have hiked there in August and there are still pockets of snow! As for Apres ski, yes, there is not much on the hill, we like it that way, if you want a "city" go to Aspen. That said, there is lots of action and great dining in Banff. The food on the hill however is also excellent and they change the menu each season. As for the "flat" sections, just carry a little speed............and bring your snorkel as the pow is champagne light and plentiful.....
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