Sunshine Village Conditions Week 4&5

Sun Dog halo captured near the Divide Chair

Sun Dog halo captured near the Divide Chair

December 6th 2016

I have taken pictures the past two weeks while zipping around Sunshine. The last week of November saw no new snow. The weekend of the first of December saw over 30cm. Conditions are much improved. Snow was made and pushed down the lower part of Birdcage behind the Day Lodge. No more rocks but it is sure icy now. The Ski Out  is now open and snow is being made on the lower corners. I have not ventured down yet. Goats Eye remains closed. Bye Bye Bowl is skiing well with some nice soft turns between the chop. They have groomed a huge swath of it which is unusual.  The big news this week is the very cold weather. On Monday it was -17 C. Today Tuesday -25 C. Nasty, but I have been introduced to HotShots and they work great in the mitts keeping the fingers warm. All day on Tuesday there was a Sun Dog that went right around the sun like a halo. Enjoy the pictures.

Looking into the meadows

Looking into the meadows

Angel Flight

Angel Flight

Angel Flight

Angel Flight

Views from the Village

Views from the Village

Bottom of Angel Chair

Bottom of Angel Chair

Halo over Standish Chair

Halo over Standish Chair

A complete circle of a Sun Dog

A complete circle of a Sun Dog

Cold and beautiful Standish Chair

Cold and beautiful Standish Chair

Running down to the Divide Chair

Running down to the Divide Chair

Selfie at the top of the Divide

Selfie at the top of the Divide

Looking across at Standish Chair from Cat Track Corner

Looking across at Standish Chair from Cat Track Corner

Angel Chair with Standish Chair in the background

Angel Chair with Standish Chair in the background

Comments

  1. Bill, these photos are incredible, I can’t wait to see these vistas with my own eyes! I’m wondering whether you can impart some knowledge and advise me – I’m coming to Banff (from the UK) on 17th December for 15 days and hoping to do a bit of downhill skiing (hopefully 7 days), as a novice do you think I should choose Lake Louise or Sunshine? I’ve seen the SkiBig3 passes but it looks to be cheaper to get a membership card and stick to one … or should I stop being a cheapskate and get the SkiBig3 multi-day passes? what do you reckon?

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