Deep powder at Sunshine Village, March 15, 2012. Photo by Sean Hannah

Banff–Lake Louise has been experiencing fantastic snowfall conditions this year and now they are even breaking records.

Sunshine Village has just set the record for the its largest snowfall in the resort’s 84 year history, with 909 cm having fallen since opening day. What makes this record breaking even better is that it is dry light Canadian Rockies powder, some of the best snow in Canada for skiing and boarding.

The Lake Louise Ski area is not far off from breaking records either having recorded their best March snowfall since 1956 with 154cm falling so far!

Canada’s Protected Playground, made up of Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village have had a season full of great snow and it is not over yet. With such strong March snowfalls, fantastic spring skiing is just around the corner and while most of you are pulling out the golf clubs, they will be skiing into late May in Banff National Park. Both The Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village boast some of the longest seasons in North America and people often ski into the third week of May!

There is still plenty of time to book a spring skiing vacation in beautiful Banff National Park, check out our Banff/Lake Louise page for a great selection of accommodation to suit all needs!