First ski report of the season

by Bob Truman on September 16, 2018

in Banff, Early season

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-Breaking trail at Sunshine on Sep 16, 2018. Photo by Chuck-

Chuck skiing at Sunshine on Sep 16, 2018

I was expecting to hear something from Chuck, and he didn’t disappoint…

“With 20 cms of fresh snow overnight at Sunshine, I realized that this would be a great opportunity to get up there on the bus (note the winter chains).

Last year we went up on Sept 22, so this year is just a few days earlier. I had to break trail and just did the Meadowpark loop.

An early season ski is a great way of making sure you are fully prepared for when the permanent snow comes!”

See all Chuck’s Sunshine photos 

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 LizD October 1, 2018 at 8:09 am

Way to go Chuck! This is inspiring so off to wax my skis…


2 JeremyN September 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm

I had a feeling you’d have a report from the field. I’m sure others were up at the Highwood as well where the rules are a little more relaxed!


3 Diana Piggott September 16, 2018 at 8:53 pm

Good on yer, Chuck! It looks magical 🙂

How do you know exactly where the hiking trail is??


4 Chuck September 17, 2018 at 7:25 am

Thanks Diana.
There is a dip in the snow where the hiking trail is, but you do have to keep watching out for it!
But the snow is melting fast now.


5 Chuck September 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm

Thanks for your concern… but no worries, I stayed on the hiking trail.


6 David September 16, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Thank you for the update and inspirational pictures!


7 Ed Roebroek September 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm

Great pictures nice ski .I am sure you are an innocent victim.But as they say ignorance is no excuse. Unfortunately you are in violation of the Canada National Parks Act: and subject to a penalty of $25 000 !
Delete your pictures change your name move to Mexico, maybe the all seeing big brother won’t track you down.


8 George P September 17, 2018 at 12:34 am

Why would they provide a bus to haul people up to Sunshine if they weren’t allowed to be there?


9 Chuck September 17, 2018 at 7:21 am

You do have to stay on the designated trails until October 15, but that does not mean you can’t be on skis!


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