Great early season conditions..I skied at Sunshine both Saturday and Sunday, and although I rarely go to Sunshine because I'm a Louise faithful, the conditions yesterday had me thinking it might have been the best early season skiing I've ever had and definitely in my top 3 days ever at Sunshine.
Saturday wasn't terrible. A lot of scrub, and a few rocks visible but quite a bit of terrain open and if you had rock skis you could take advantage. I spent a lot of time "playing" on Standish, but the best runs were on Goat's eye suprisingly.
Yesterday it puked all day, I got there around ten, did a couple laps on Goat's eye, then spent the rest of the day riding laps on the Tee-Pee Town chair. The snow was great, there were even a couple skiable lines in the trees, a couple off the rock ledges, and when they opened the shoulder, we did a couple laps where the pow was about knee deep.
I also heard from friends coaching at the Lake that Louise was "awesome". I have to say that I was there Sunday the 30th, and was surprised to get a couple powdery laps on Brownshirt off the summit platter. So I wouldn't be surprised if there was some great early season skiing to be had at Lake Louise after this weekend's snowfall.