Sunshine Village is the first Canadian ski resort to open this season

Nov 2 2016, 3:34 pm

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort will be the first resort in Canada to open its doors to ski and snowboard enthusiasts on Thursday, November 3, 2016. This is Sunshine’s earliest opening in over 30 years.

“A large amount of precipitation starting in early October means the champagne powder snow has piled up fast,” said Chief Operating Officer at Sunshine Village, Dave Riley. “The Sunshine Village team has been working incredibly hard and we are thrilled to be the first resort in Canada to open its doors to our guests.”

Four chairlifts will be open including Wawa, Strawberry, Jackrabbit and Wolverine, as well as one magic carpet and one 8-passenger gondola. With a current base of over 69 cm (27 in) of all-natural snow, Sunshine Village is poised for a solid start to the 2016-2017 season.

Sunshine got another dumping of snow last night, making for a beautiful opening weekend.