Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort

Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort

March 22, 2011 05:00 ET

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort: Extended Hours Start Friday

BANFF, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Exceptional snow conditions have enabled Sunshine to make to spring hours a week earlier this year.

Starting Friday, Sunshine Village will provide skiers and riders an extra half-hour each day to frolic in the white. All lifts will run until 4:30 p.m. daily, except for Jack Rabbit, which will run until 5 p.m. (Gondola hours remain unchanged.)

As forecast, this La Nina year has delivered a bounty of Sunshine's world-famous champagne powder since Jan. 1. Recent snowfalls have placed the settled snow pack consistently above 200 cm, and have allowed the legendary Delirium Dive to open for eager free riding enthusiasts.

"The last couple of months have been tremendous. Conditions at Sunshine are absolutely exceptional," says Doug Firby, associate director of communications.

All that great snow adds value to Sunshine Spring Pass, which is on sale now. With rates starting at just $287, Sunshine fans can experience up to 65 days of unlimited riding for less than $5 a day.

Sunshine's spring is known for long sunny days, mild T-shirt temperatures and live music to get you into that mountain mood. Sunshine has the longest non-glacial ski season in Canada.

The partying starts on April 30th & May 1st, which the Coors Light Cold Party. On May 7th & 8th, rising country star Adam Gregory takes the stage. Then certified country legend George Canyon follows up, with live shows on May 14th &15th. The incomparable 83rd annual Slush Cup weekend rocks through May 21st, 22nd & 23rd, featuring the reggae-inflected live sounds of New Moon. The 23rd is the big day when thousands gather to watch the brave and hardy attempt to ski across a massive pond of ice water.

The Sunshine Mountain Lodge is also offering great late-season rates start at $143 pp, including next day lift ticket and bonus gift card. And now you can book online with our new web booking engine.

Contact Information

  • Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort
    Doug Firby
    Associate Director, Communications, Media and Marketing
    403-705-4010 or Cell: 403-671-1000
    doug.firby@skibanff.com
    or
    Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort
    Stephanie Lake
    Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator
    403-705-4026 or Cell: 403-614-9418
    slake@skibanff.com