Awesome day on the hill, minus the gong show crowds!! Parking was crazy, but the hill was mint. The week of powder did wonders, the wind was a bit rough on Goats Eye, but Wawa and Standish were a blast. Temp held below freezing so the powder wasn't very sticky.
was there yesterday super icy under about 5 cm of fresh snow. unless you are learning highly recommend do the 20 min drive to sunshine. I was extremely disappointed in what they call trees. lots of falling trees and branches.
Sunshine has and always will have some top notch terrain. The only variable year to year is the amount of snow, which unless you wanna drive 4+ hours to BC everytime you wanna ski or board, is no better elsewhere this season. The reason you get 100's of dollars in discounts for buying your pass early is because you don't yet know what conditions will be like when you commit your time and money to a resort. You are taking your chances regardless of where you purchase your season pass. That being said, any accomplished skier or rider should be able to have a great time on the mountain regardless of conditions, which by the way have been quite reasonable, with powder stashes maintained since opening as long as you weren't sticking to groomers. Trees and cliffs are the places to be, recently with knee and hip deep snow in places, several days following the big dump.
it was opening day for the dive. only a handfull of people got in before they closed it. the shine is a joke this year. to all you pass holders boycott next year an go else wheres. not worth it... at allllll.