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Fri, 10 May 2024

23/24 SkiBig3 Season Recap: Shredding through the highlights

 

Wow! What a season. A massive thank you to everyone who joined us on the slopes at Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt. Norquay throughout the 23/24 winter season. With the season (almost) coming to an end as Banff Sunshine's closing date is set for May 20, 2024, there's still a few days left of the season to enjoy. As we begin to look forward to the warmer summer months, let's take a look at the epic adventures and unforgettable memories that we shared this winter. 

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Enjoying the backside of Lake Louise Ski Resort on a SkiBig3 Guided Adventure | Photo by Nick Hase

Banff Sunshine

  • Closing date: May 20, 2024
  • Season snow report: 571cm / 225 inches

 

Heart-pumping park adventures

It was a busy season in the parks at Banff Sunshine this winter. From the beginner-friendly Kids Play Park to the heart-pounding jumps and daring slopestyle of the Great Divide and Grizzly Parks we saw plenty of skills, thrills, and a few spills this season over various events. Some of the events included the Nothing in the Pantry Ride Day, the PBR Session by Newschoolers, and the legendary Holy Bowly event by Snowboy Productions. It was certainly a steezy season to remember. 

 

Seven months in heaven

Banff Sunshine has an incredible seven-month-long season, starting in November 2023 and continuing all the way through until May 20, 2024. The resort has received an impressive 225 inches of snowfall this season. The Trail Crew at Sunshine has been working hard to maintain the 30km of snow fencing to help continue the innovative and unique practice of snow farming at the resort. This has allowed skiers and snowboarders to enjoy those longer days, endless Standi laps, and awesome snow conditions all season long!

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Cruising down South Divide at Banff Sunshine | Photo by Dan Evans

Lake Louise Ski Resort

  • Closed: May 5, 2024
  • Season snow report: 598cm / 235 inches

 

Snowy starts and action-packed events

Lake Louise Ski Resort kicked off the season with a bang. Powering up their snowmaking machines alongside Mother Nature's early flurry got the season off to an epic start. They received an impressive 53.5 inches of snow between November 1 and December 31, 2023 and a total of 235 inches for the season. What took place during the season included adrenaline-filled events including the virtual For the Gram Rail Jam and the Big Mountain Freeride Challenge to the laid-back vibes of the Community Park Day. And when you thought it couldn't get any better, spring rolled around with the return of the Temple Lodge Takeover sponsored by Park Distillery and Spring DJs filling the mountain air with nothing but good vibes and core memories. 

 

Voted Canada's Best Ski Resort 2023 

A highlight not to forget is that Lake Louise was voted Canada's Best Ski Resort 2023 by the World Ski Awards! It's not their first time at the rodeo either. This marks their third consecutive victory, and they've been nominated for the award a staggering 11 years in a row. Their secret? World-class terrain that'll have you grinning from ear to ear, cutting-edge mountain management that keeps the slopes pristine, and their dedication to customer satisfaction makes everyone feel like a VIP. 

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Above the clouds at Lake Louise Ski Resort | Photo by Dan Evans

Mt. Norquay

  • Closed: April 21, 2024
  • Snow report: 383cm / 151 inches

 

Memorable pow days

The mighty Quay had an unforgettable season this year too. As the temperature dropped and with the early snowfall of 29cm of snowfall in just 48 hours, allowed the resort to officially open on November 3, 2023. And it didn't stop there. We can't forget those legendary powder days in March and April that had everyone's hearts racing faster than a downhill slalom. Skiers and snowboarders couldn't get enough of that feather-light snow, making fresh tracks until the chairlifts stopped spinning. With a final total of 151 inches of snowfall throughout the season, that's a whopping 127% average, Mt. Norquay's 23/24 season is one not to forget.

 

New and inclusive events

Mt. Norquay had an exciting lineup of new and inclusive events this season. The resort teamed up with Banff Pride for an epic Pride Ski Day that included different activities such as Drag Races down the slopes, S'more the Merrier gatherings around cosy campfires and a whole lot of love and laughter shared in celebration of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. That's not all! Mt. Norquay also hosted an awesome ski day in collaboration with Soul of Miistaki, making snow sports more accessible and inclusive for the BIPOC community. There was also the Community Park Days with Unlimited Boardshop and Rude Girls to create a safe and welcoming space for everyone to unleash their inner shredder in the park.

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Making fresh tracks at Mt. Norquay on a powder day | Photo by Dan Evans

That's (almost) a wrap!

 

And with that, the SkiBig3 23/24 season (almost) comes to an end. Be sure to get out for some final laps of the season at Banff Sunshine, which is open until May 20, 2024. There is still plenty of events taking place over the next few weeks including The Girls Gathering, Untracked Concert Series, and of course the iconic Slush Cup.

A big thank you to everyone who was a part of the 23/24 season and we can't wait to do it all again with you next season! If you're looking to secure your winter vacation for next year, it's never too early to book. Take advantage of our Early Bird deals and Ski & Stay Packages for 2023/24. Looking for Season Pass deals? Check out the SkiBig3 Season Pass offers and be sure to lock in your pass for next season!

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