Sunshine Village Resort — Travel Alberta : Mountain Recon Ep. 1

By on October 20, 2016 in Snowboarding with 0 Comments

The best way to discover hidden gems in mountain towns to explore it firsthand with locals who know it best. Welcome to Mountain Recon our snowboard travel series that dives into resorts and highlights the best terrain, après spots, places to stay, nightlife and beyond.

This episode kicks off the series with Eddie Wall and crew as they rally up to Sunshine Village Resort located outside of Banff, Alberta, Canada. This resort is known for their expansive terrain that’s spread across three peaks nestled in the Canadian Rockies. The crew wastes no time in meeting up with locals who take them on runs including; Standish, Headwall and Wild West which have no shortage of sidehits and natural terrain. Sunshine Village is geared towards riders of all levels, from beginner to pro, and they also boast a world-class park.

Following a solid day of ripping around the mountain, Eddie and his new locals homies head to Mad Trapper’s, where they sip strong Caesars and talk about the history of this incredible resort.

Local’s Favorite Runs:
Delirium Dive
Wild West
Terrain Park

Favorite Lift:
TeePee Town : High-Speed Quad- Canada’s first heated lift

Legendary Windlip:
The historic spot where TransWorld Snowboarding’s first magazine cover was shot in 1987

Where to Stay:
Sunshine Mountain Lodge — Located up the gondola, Ride-in and Ride-out

Awesome Apres:
Mad Trapper’s — Historic original day lodge famous for Caesar’s and mouthwatering applewood- smoked meats

Mountain Stats:
Vertical rise: 3,514 feet (1,070 meters)
Base elevation: 5,440 feet (1,658 meters)
Top elevation: 8,954 feet (2,730 meters)

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