Friday, October 3, 2008
As the titile on the picture below says, I will be on top of the world! When I first moved to Calgary I took ski lessons at Canada Olympic Park (then called Paskapoo) and ventured off to attack a few hills at Nakiska (site for sking during the 1988 Winter Olympics), Fortress and Lake Louise. It wasn't quite my thing and now I would rather reach the mountain top on my snowshoes then on a chair lift. Anyway. I never did make it to ski Sunshine at Banff and always wondered what it looked like up on top. Saturday I will find out! Twelve of us secured seats on the shuttle, at $25.00 a pop, to take us from the parking lot at Sunshine up the mountain for 6 kilometers along a restricted road to the Village. This is the last weekend that this is available, they will then shut down and prepare for the ski season. We will be at an elevation of 2220 meters (7300 feet) and the area is spread over the Continental Divide (also known as the Great Divide), so once again, we will be crossing between Alberta and British Columbia. Fantastic views are the promise for the day! I can hardly wait to verify those in the know are not liars! Stay tuned!