Sorry to bring this old topic back, but I am going to Sunshine Village or Lake Louise next week and I'd like some suggestions on which trails to go.
I am a beginner and my friends that already went to Sunshine Village suggested me this:
01. Take the Gondola to Lookout Mountain
02. Take the Strawberry High Speed Quad
03. Any trail from 40 to 44 will be really nice for me.
Also, here in my local hill I went to some blues, so after riding on trails from 40 to 44 I'd like to go on higher terrain, for example:
04. On Lookout Mountain, the routes:
04.1 27 or 29 or 34 or a mix of those.
Byt, I am here now to ask for help to for more suggestions
Thanks kindly to everybody
I went to Sunshine last Easter and had a blast. My wife was a beginner so I got to know the green runs pretty well. Alot of runs have very flat spots so you need to pick your runs carefully or you will be unstrapping and walking.
Start with Strawberry Express and take Dell Valley 44. Nice mellow green and no flats, but it can get a bit crowded with noobs. Stay away from Rock Isle Road 40, it is the flattest run on the mountain.
Also try Standish Express and take Creek 53, I don't think there were any flats there.
You should avoid Wawa Quad especially Meadow Park 61. It has lots of flats, I did ok on that one but the wife hated it. Only take Wawa if you want to try the blues which are nice and wide and fun.
You could take Banff Avenue 1 from the top gondola station to Goats Eye Gondola station. You have to take the short Jack Rabbit Quad half way. Or you could go lower and take Wolverine. Banff Ave is a nice mellow green that is very quiet early in the day. If the weather is shitty/windy, I really recommend this gondola run to stay out of the weather.
If you want a challenge, try Goat's Eye. It is very fun but also pretty steep. I would only recommend it for intermediates and up. But it is extremely fun so I thought I would mention it. Goat's Eye is also very quiet early in the day.
We didn't go up Lookout mountain. Since the only green is a cat track, I didn't want to take my wife up there. It also can get super windy on Look Out so I try to avoid it.
I hope that helps.