Ski Tips

Ski Tips #8: Where to Eat at Sunshine Village

Ski Tips #8: Where to Eat at Sunshine Village

Folks say food at ski hills isn’t great and is overpriced, and I would disagree on both counts when it comes to the food at Sunshine. That having been said, there are better things to eat on the mountain, and better places to eat them, if you know the “insider scoop”. Since my job is […]

Prepare to be Confused — New Run Names

Prepare to be Confused — New Run Names

When I take people out on tour, we like to note that there are a bunch of runs at Sunshine that have no names. This is what you get when you’re above treeline and a “run” is defined by where you groom or not, or where a snow fence is or not. There are also […]

Ski Tips #7: The charts tell the story

Ski Tips #7: The charts tell the story

This report is mostly about Sunshine Village ski conditions. However, I have skied most of the resorts in western North America (many in the east, too), so have a personal basis for comparing Sunshine to other places. Those of us who live in “my space” (the Calgary/Banff region) really need to sit back and count […]

An experiment in weather forecast monitoring

An experiment in weather forecast monitoring

In one of my older posts, I gave a diatribe on weather forecasting for ski areas. You can see it here. Based on what I’m looking at, I see an opportunity this week to run a live experiment on the veracity of the forecasts. I will do my best to live capture the predictions for […]

Weather radar: It matters where you look

Weather radar: It matters where you look

Greetings with a summer post. A summer post on a ski blog? Whoda thunk it? Last year, I did a post about weather forecasting that you should go back and read. The link’s to the right or┬áhere. I’m sitting here on a June afternoon with the sky full of thunderstorms. I thought it would be […]

Ski tips #6: Say goodbye to cold feet

I’ve been skiing over 35 years, and can state categorically that nothing — nothing — ruins a ski day faster than having unhappy feet. You can adapt to different kinds of skis. You can ski with or without poles. You can buy a hot chocolate or sweater on the hill if you’re cold. But if […]