Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort

Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort

November 15, 2011 05:00 ET

Sunshine Village Will Open Thursday

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - Substantial snowfalls over the weekend mean that Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort will open Thursday, Nov. 17, with as many as four lifts.

"It's looking amazingly positive," said John Scurfield, Senior Vice-President Sales, Marketing and Resort Operations after touring the slopes.

Fully 40 cms of fresh snow fell in 48 hours, bringing the settled snow pack up to 69 cm. And more is on the way for this week. This season is expected to bring more record snowfalls, thanks to the lingering La Nina weather effect.

Sunshine expects to open with four lifts: the Strawberry Express high-speed quad, WaWa, Jackrabbit and Wolverine, as well as the ski-out from the village to Goat's Eye. Reduced prices for opening day will be in effect.

Sunshine Village is also offering deeply discounted early season rates at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff's only ski-in, ski-out accommodations. Prices start as low as $79.95 for season passholders and $119.95 (including lift ticket) for non-passholders. The Sunshine Mountain Lodge opens for the season Wednesday evening.

Full busing from Banff is also being provided this season. For more information, please check SKIBANFF.COM, Facebook or Twitter.

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Contact Information

  • Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort
    Doug Firby
    Director Communications and Media
    403-705-4010 or Cell: 403-671-1000

    Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort
    Dani Smythe
    Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator
    403-705-4026 or Cell: 403-614-9418