4th December 2009

The world-famous Delirium Dive opened yesterday – the earliest opening in its ten year history!

As one of Sunshine Village’s three freeride zones, the Dive offers some of the most extreme inbounds terrain in North America. This week it was named one of the ‘World’s Scariest Ski Slopes’ by MSN, to add to its many other accolaides. “We’ve had fantastic snow this season enabling us to open the Dive earlier than ever before. Expert skiers and snowboarders will be very happy!” said Dan Markham, of Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. Within the Dive’s 600 acres of terrain, natural features include 20 metre cornices, frozen waterfalls, stepped pillow drops, jagged rock spines, and 25 metre cliffs. These natural hazards are unmarked and exist throughout the area. Skiers and snowboarders need to use good judgment, know their skill level, and understand that mountain conditions may change quickly. Entry is only permitted for those with a shovel, transceiver and buddy. With some of the best snow in 30 years, the conditons at all three resorts are great on beginner and intermediate terrain too.

After opening in October for weekends only, Mt. Norquay is opening full time tomorrow. The Lake Louise Ski Area is proud to host the FIS Winterstart World Cup Women’s Races this Friday to Sunday. The races are free to watch, plus there’ll be music and celebrations all weekendlong. This is the chance for everyone to come out and cheer on Olympic hopefuls as they fine tune their skills at Lake Louise!

If you want to try your nerves on Delirium Dive this season then call our reservations team on 0131 243 8097 or email [email protected].