Canada’s Sunshine Village Opens Extreme Terrain; Adds Delirium Dive
Alberta, Canada's Sunshine Village completes its big mountain terrain by opening Delirium Dive.
The area is known for its challenging runs, 2,000 feet of vertical, and 40-degree average pitch. The Dive is accessible from a five-metre (.0031 of a mile) bank of rock at the top, or from a more moderate approach via stairs.
Only those skiers or snowboarders with an avalanche transceiver, shove, retractable probe and an equipped buddy with equal ability comfortable at expert level skiing or boarding are allowed entry into Delirium Dive.
Access to Delirium Dive comes shortly after the opening of Sunshine Village’s Wild West Freeride on Goat’s Eye Mountain offering some of the most extreme in-bounds terrain in North America, according to the resort. The zone features three major rock-walled couloirs, steep crevices, and a series of cliffs.
Sunshine Village is one of three resorts, along with Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort, located within Alberta’s Banff National Park.
Photo: Sunshine Village’s Delirium Dive (Facebook/Dan Hudson)