Three runs not to miss:
1. With its 1,300 vertical feet overlooking the base area, The Lone Pine at Mt. Norquay was one of the first runs in North America to be designated a double black diamond.
2. Brown Shirt at Lake Louise Ski Resort is ideal for those who enjoy off-piste terrain. Take the Summit Platter and head down the ridge to the left for plenty of powder, even days after a storm.
3. Delirium Dive at Sunshine Village -- one of three free ride zones at the mountain -- is a double black not for the fainthearted. Skiers and boarders must have an avalanche transceiver, a shovel, and a similarly equipped partner to access the Dive.