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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 09:02 PM
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also i should mention never trust the weather / snow forecasts, its on the continental divide crazy things tend to happen. and sunshine is very windy quite often. it may seem nice in the parking lot, when you get up top you're freezing.
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Yeah Sunshine is so rad late season! Most hills in BC start getting "spring conditions" meaning melting snow and rain/snow in mid-late March. Well at Sunshine that usually happens in mid-May (or doesn't happen at all). In 7 years at Sunshine I've seen it rain 2 days. TWO! Spring dumps are typical. I'd say March is the best month.. there's usually mid-season conditions with ever run open and good pow to be had. Last year when the closed every run was open (well, the shut down Goats Eye a week early due to lack of business, as usual). January and February are inconsistent... sometimes snowy, usually dry spells.
That cold snap we mentioned normally hits between Christmas and Mid-January.

Early season is better on the coast. Sunshine rules for spring riding, the best I've yet to find.
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I have over 3 weeks off in January (college student), so that's the only time I'm really able to get away for a long time. I will definitely hit you guys up to find out some more info when all of this is finalized. Even if my friend won't end up coming, I decided I will go

As for the cold, bring it on!
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i'm moving there for the season. after reading this thread i'm even more stoked.. can't wait
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Im thinking about moving there in mid November. How is it for finding a job and room to rent ? And what is the avg. monthly spending ?? Not a big drinker but spend a shitload on food.
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you should start looking for a job now. alot of employers are hiring for oct/nov now. as for finding a place, you could try finding a place online or you could try applying to places which offer staff accommodation, alot of companies offer that around here. you could also just stay at a hostel or any shared accommodation and just ask around town. people here are friendly and looking for people to split rent. i'd recommend applying for fairmont banff springs, you get tons of perks including staff accommodation and DIRT CHEAP food, not to mention the free/discounted activities which will save you tons of money. hope this helps.
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I've never looked at snowboarding the same after being there. Screw rails and all that noise, It's all about the POW!, the trees! and taking in the scenery! After a few joints and beers that place becomes wonderland! God I love Banff!


Kicking horse is the shit! I usually bite the bullett and take the kicking horse bus, get a little sleep along the way.
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ya there are a couple busses that go to kh and revelstoke. how long is the bus ride?
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1 1/2 - 2 hours I believe it was. But its nice for a little extra sleep there and back.
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 01:17 PM
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I (Michael Everio) and my friends (Chris Freville and Amber Sharman) were been there once. The starting date was 8th October 2000 and we stayed there for 2 weeks. I can say it was very cold that year.
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