Judging from the dump of snow we got in Lake Louise we had a good feeling about heading to Banff. We decided we would get one more days skiing in and finalised the plan on arrival where we learnt that they had had 17cm of fresh snow that day. Any skier/boarder will agree that this, in May, was too good to be true and so before we even put our rucksacks down after getting of the bus we had sorted ourselves out with a lift pass for Sunshine Village, skis, boots and ski wear. After a lucky escape in Jasper, this time I was sporting a beautiful ski jacket fresh out of the 80's.
The snow, as they say here, was awesome! We got the first bus up and didn't stop all day. Being near the end of season the slopes were really quiet but everything was still open and we couldn't have asked for better conditions, beautiful treeline runs and the widest that I have ever skied. It felt great in Jasper just to be skiing again but it didn't even come close to here in Banff. The only downfall was that it cost about 3 times as much! Ahhh but it was worth it.
Dom: wowww. Brillaint. Some of the best skiing i've ever had. The snow was great from 10am on. and lots of it. Sunshine Village may not be the biggest ski area in the world but with over 200 open runs and only about 100 people on the mountain it was outrageous fun. Talking to one guy on a chair-lift he described the conditions better than i ever could: 'it's so sick i puked'. He was right.