Mini Terrain Park opens at Sunshine Village

Mini Terrain Park opens at Sunshine Village

Plenty of snow allows Sunshine to open it's mini terrain park early

Sunshine Village terrain park open
Thanks to early-season snowfalls, Sunshine Village has opened up its mini terrain park.
Photo courtesy of Banff Lake Louise Tourism

CALGARY, AB ? Snow, and lots of it, is covering Sunshine Village, allowing the popular ski and snowboard resort to open its mini-terrain park.

88 cm has fallen between Nov. 22-28, and the resort already has a base of 108 cm. That makes for a banner start to the year.

After some testing last Tuesday, the mini-park officially opened this Wednesday, Nov. 23.

This year the mini-park is on Strawberry which "is good news," according to Senior Slope Supervisor Adam Towers. ?Snowsnake will give beginners a better chance to try out the park. Before, it was typically only accessible by blue and black runs.?

Some of the features that are open:one 10-foot downrail; one 16-foot flatbox; one 24-foot downbox; flat downbox; two rainbows; two mailboxes; and MFM box. More features are expected to be added for the park, which should be around until at least January.

?It?s awesome on Strawberry; right underneath the lift-line, with really fast laps and you can see it right from the Village,? said Dean Hartlin, Terrain Park Groomer.

Hartlin said the mid-week snowfall is ?great news; gives me a lot more to push around!?