Guidebook

Sunshine and Snow : Freeride at Banff's Biggest Resort

10 of the finest off-piste ski lines at Sunshine Village, high above Banff and deep in the Canadian Rockies.

Description

Sunshine Village is one of the best known resorts in Canada thanks to its epic terrain and reliable snow. The resort can be bitterly cold in the middle of winter but these low temperatures also mean that the snow quality can be some of the best in the World. When combined with Sunshine's steep gullies, wide open bowls and incredible tree skiing, that legendary snow feels even better!

Perhaps the most famous line in here is Delirium Drive - a true north American classic and a serious ski descent by any standard. Elsewhere in this guidebook are much mellower options so you don't have to "do the dive" into that most famous of runs without a warmup!

All of the runs here can be skied without ski touring equipment, so this guidebook is a great place to start if you've just got off a plane and want to get some great skiing in. Once the jetlag has worn off and you're keen to work a little harder for even bigger rewards, check out our guidebooks to the Wapta and Bow Yoho traverses, 2 of Canada's best known ski adventures which both start close to Banff.

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/10686/ski-canada's-legendary-bow-yoho-traverse

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/186/the-ultimate-wapta-traverse-backcountry-ski-guide

Bye-Bye Bowl

Bye-Bye Bowl

Sunshine Village
0.7 km
237 m
30 °
The outskirts of Lookout Mountain
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Delirium Dive
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Delirium Dive

Sunshine Village
501 m
45 °
9 m
1.5 km
One of the most celebrated ski descents in Canada through some huge terrain.
Severe
Private
North Divide

North Divide

Sunshine Village
0.5 km
149 m
30 °
Open Face Moguls that you can slam at high speed
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Viking Ridge

Viking Ridge

Sunshine Village
0.8 km
212 m
28 °
A great ridge line to surf.
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
The Shoulder

The Shoulder

Sunshine Village
0.6 km
196 m
40 °
Local's Favorite Pow Stash
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Old T-Bar

Old T-Bar

Sunshine Village
0.7 km
145 m
21 °
A fun run that traces the original T Bar path
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Snuffy

Snuffy

Sunshine Village
0.7 km
166 m
25 °
A powder stash at the end of the chutes.
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Farside

Farside

Sunshine Village
0.9 km
357 m
44 °
Gnarly Double Diamond Chute
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Saddledome

Saddledome

Sunshine Village
1.1 km
305 m
41 °
Gnarly Double Diamond chute with a long boot pack.
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private
Hells Kitchen

Hells Kitchen

Sunshine Village
0.6 km
255 m
37 °
Steep trees that meet under up with SuperModel under the Chair
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private