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A dusting of snow in may have some mountain lovers thinking about dusting off their ski and snowboard gear and if so, they’re in luck.

Sunshine Village, Nakiska Ski Area and Lake Louise will be opening for the season on Friday, November 9.

“The conditions are looking good,” Sunshine communications and brand manager Kendra Scurfield said Tuesday.

“We have a base of around 60 centimetres, a bit more, and more snow is expected. Our team has been working really hard to pack down all the snow that we can so that we can open as much terrain as possible.”

Not every run will be open, but Scurfield said Strawberry Run, as well as the hotel and some food and drink services, will be available.

Sunshine will also offer free skiing for all veterans and military personnel as a way to say “thank you” over the Remembrance Day weekend.

Nakiska also announced Tuesday it would be opening with “early season conditions” on Friday.

“Given Nakiska’s location, Calgary’s closest mountain, you can work in the morning and make first turns in the afternoon this Friday,” Matt Mosteller said.

The ski resort said in a news release it would stay open through weekends until the hill’s official opening on Nov. 30, when the runs will be open seven days a week.

Nakiska said in a news release it would stay open through weekends until the hill’s official opening on Nov. 30, when the runs will be open seven days a week. It will open at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

The hill at Sunshine will open Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the gondola operating 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Scurfield said there will be parking at Sunshine Village, adding skiers and snowboarders can catch a shuttle to the hill from Banff at several locations throughout the town.

Lake Louise is also opening on Friday, November 9th. 

Get ready, here comes winter and another amazing season of skiing and riding at the Lake Louise Ski Resort! Join us at 9:00am on Friday, November 9th when the first chair of the season departs the base area.

Who's going to be camped out or first in line? Who's going to have the best outfit? Who's going to spread the most stoke? Make it the Lake on opening day and find out!

Free awesome swag giveaways from THE NORTH FACE for the first 100 people in line at Glacier Chair! It's the TNF Opening Day Takeover! Be there. 

Season Opener Party
Get your early season stoke on and join us for our annual Season Opener Party on Sunday, November 18th! DJs, raffle prizes & drink specials in the Sitzmark Lounge! The grand prize draw is a 2018/19 Adult Season Pass!

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