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The best on-mountain spots at Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay

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Best Mid-Day Break

Best Aprés Warm-Up

Best Bowl for Perfect Bumps

Best Steep & Deep

Best Groomer

Best Lap on a Powder Day

Best Powder Stash

The Best Of Lake Louise

1. Best Groomer: World Cup Downhill Course – Fast & steep!

2. Best Après Warm-Up: Ramen Noodles at Kuma Yama – Located in the Lodge of Ten Peaks.

3. Best Bowl for Perfect Bumps: Paradise Bowl – Ski it in the morning for the best light.

4. Best Lap on a Powder Day: Summit Platter – Get there via the Paradise Chair. Press repeat all day long.

5. Best Steep & Deep: A Gully / I Gully – Keep your wits about you in this expert terrain.

6. Best Powder Stash: Boundary Bowl – Earn your turns in this hike-to section.

7. Best Mid-Day Break: Temple Lodge – They call it Temple “Beach” in the springtime.

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Best Groomer

Best Throw-Back

Best Vertical

Most Likely Place to Ski Past a Big Horn Sheep

Fastest Tube Run in Alberta

Best Nachos & Beer

Best Lift to Lap on a Powder Day

The Best Of Mt. Norquay

1. Best Nachos & Beer: Lone Pine Pub – Located in the Cascade Lodge at the base of the mountain.

2. Best Vertical: Lone Pine – Take the North American chairlift to access.

3. Best Groomer: Crazy Canuck – Run #54. Sharpen those edges.

4. Best Life to Lap on a Powder Day: North American – Perfect fall line, ridiculous views, super steep, no crowds.

5. Most Likely Place to Ski Past a Big Horn Sheep: The Chute – Don’t get too close, though.

6. Best Throw-Back: Cliffhouse Bistro – Killer views with a ’50s, retro vibe.

7. Fastest Tube Run in Alberta: Norquay Tube Town – Pro tip: Wear goggles for the way down.

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Best Groomer

Best Freeride Zone

Best Hidden Powder Zone

Best Tree Glades

Best Hot Chocolate

Best Deep-Fried Pickles

Best Hidden Snow Stash

The Best Of Sunshine Village

1. Best Freeride Zone: Galaxy Chutes – Access via Delirium Dive.

2. Best Hidden Powder Zone: Southside Chutes – Trail #104-107. Bring your avy gear.

3. Best Deep-Fried Pickles: Mad Trappers – Back by popular demand.

4. Best Hot Chocolate: Java Hut – Located in the Sunshine Mountain Lodge.

5. Best Groomer: South Divide – Ski in two provinces (BC & Alberta). Endless views of the Rockies.

6. Best Hidden Snow Stash: The Headwall – Refills all day courtesy of wind blowing over the ridge.

7. Best Tree Glades: Teepee Town Chutes & The Shoulder – Tight, winding runs through high alpine forests.

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