The ski areas and destination partners teamed up with the renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema to profile local ski legends against the backdrop of the four ski areas: Mt. Norway, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village and the Banff National Park backcountry. The resulting short films are mini masterpieces, revealing transformative stories about how the Canadian Rockies shaped these skiers’ characters.
Episode three, titled “The Artist,” exposes the color, light, and texture of Sunshine Village through Dan Hudson’s lens. Whether he’s photographing skiers and snowboarders on the mountain or putting brush to canvas in his studio, Hudson harness his natural surroundings in all his artistic endeavors.
We caught up with Hudson and asked him some questions about Banff and Lake Louise.
Where do you like to ride in Banff and Lake Louise?
My favorite place to ride is the resort that I am at that day. I tend to go wherever my friends are going. I ride more at Lake Louise and Sunshine Village because they are bigger, but I regularly have amazing days at all three resorts.
When do you feel “at home” in Banff and Lake Louise?
It is just a general knowledge of my local mountains that make me feel at home. There is something very satisfying about knowing where the pow stashes are, where to ride at different times of the day and how to piece together lines that take full advantage of all the terrain features.
Describe Banff and Lake Louise in one word.
Watch The Artist, Episode 3 of Sculpted in Time
About Sunshine Village
Located within Banff National Park, Sunshine Village sits at a higher elevation than Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise. Skiers and boarders can ski and ride across the Continental Divide and in two Canadian provinces: Alberta and British Columbia. With its higher elevation, Sunshine often reports the most snow after a storm, and—as Hudson notes in his Sculpted in Time episode—really gets that “cold smoke” quality. The trail map shows nearly 75 percent of the terrain is designated as beginner or intermediate, but Sunshine has some quality extreme terrain, especially in its two off-piste zones atop the Continental Divide chairlift.
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