Thanks for the insight! Always good to hear from locals in the know.
|Louise is pretty gorgeous, for sure, but I'm a much bigger fan of Sunshine's snow. If you could somehow combing Louise's terrain and Sunshine's snow, it'd be great.
Hey, I've heard that Sunshine's scenery is not too shabby either! Met some New Yorkers recently on a trip to Lake Placid, who were raving about the views from the top of Sunshine. They were more excited about that than Louise. Besides, from my vantage point, anything west of Calgary is jaw-dropping scenery; even the foothills. Skied yesterday at Blue "Mountain" north of Toronto...the riverbank in Edmonton has about the same vertical drop. Still, ya takes what ya gets, and at least we're all out having fun, and Blue is a fun place to ski. The view over Lake Huron is nice.
As for timing, it looks like we might be able to go to Banff in the last week of March, which, hopefully, unless your warm spell keeps up, will still give us good conditions. I've heard about the Big 3 ticket -- sounds great, and we'll definitely get those. Good tip. Would like to ski Norquay when we're there -- I've heard it can be challenging, but is all fall-line skiing.
When does the season (reliably) start in the fall/winter out there? mid-November...? early-December...?