Events April 2015 April 4-5: Easter Bunny on the Mountain Family-friendly activities abound this weekend as the Easter Bunny makes an appearance at Sunshine to help the kids collect chocolate Easter eggs hidden all around the mountain. April 5: Easter Sunday - Church Service, Easter Bunny on the Mountain, Egg Hunts Take in the popular Easter Church service at the top of the Strawberry chair while being surrounded by the picturesque Rocky Mountains. The resort will also feature a delectable Easter Brunch in the Chimney Corner Lounge. April 7: Jimmy Rankin Live Acoustic Performance Jimmy Rankin is going for it. Twenty-five years into a career that has seen him embraced as one of Canada’s most beloved singer-songwriters and hit makers, with platinum albums and pretty much every award the nation hands out, Come see Jimmy Rankin play live at Sunshine Village, Tuesday April 7th and a special evening performance at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. April 11: Molson Coors Spring Beer Gardens Open Grab a pint of your favourite beverage in the Molson Coors Beer Garden located in the village. Look for samples of Molson products like Rickard’s Shandy, Canadian Cider and Canadian 67 while listening to local DJ’s perform on the village stage. April 11: Banked Slalom: Alberta Snowboarding event http://www.albertasnowboarding.com/ APRIL 11, 12, 13: U16 CRESA FINALS GIANT SLALOM Take in the incredible speed of Alberta’s young alpine athletes with the Cresa U16 Slalom and Giant Slalom racing. This two-day event, hosted by the Sunshine Alpine Racers, will see some of the top racers in the Province compete to win APRIL 12: Tee Pee Town Last Chair featuring PORT JUVEE Join is for a retro-themed bash to say goodbye to Sunshine’s favourite double chair before it’s replaced in time for next season. Enjoy live music by PORT JUVEE, beer gardens and a BBQ all set up at the bottom of the lift to send it off in style. April 18: 2016 Salomon Demo Day Try out the new fleet of 2016 high performance Salomon ski and snowboards. APRIL 18 & 19: SPRING CONCERT SERIES: RUSTIC BROTHERS This Calgary-based Roots/Rock Collective features Curtis Cripps, Randy Hutchings & Andrzej Ryszka. Rustic Brothers formed in February 2011 and have been very busy performing all over southern Alberta with their own brand of Americana roots fueled rock. APRIL 25 & 26: SPRING CONCERT SERIES: UNTIL RED Having played together since they were 14 years old, Until Red’s chemistry is palpable and their goal is first and foremost to entertain. The three boys are full-time musicians and have brought their distinctly Manitoban Roots-Rock to the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Brandon Folk Festival, Harvest Sun Festival, Dauphin Countryfest and more. April 30: DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN We’re bringing the mountain to the city! Check us out on Thursday, April 30th on Stephen Ave in Calgary as we set up a rail jam in the middle of down town Calgary. Rockstar Energy will be there handing out samples and reminding folks that spring skiing is the best skiing at Sunshine Village. See you there! May 2015 May 2 & 3: Sunshine Slopestyle powered by Rockstar Energy + Spring Concert Series Try something new and sign up for the Sunshine Slopestyle. This popular event will take place in the Divide Terrain Park off the Angel lift and will feature two dedicated spectator areas for guests to enjoy the competition. Guests can also enjoy live music all weekend. MAY 2 & 3: SPRING CONCERT SERIES: FUNK N DISORDERLY Returning act Funk n Disorderly have played almost all of the bars in the Bow Valley and have been called “Banff’s best party band.” They play anything from funk, to reggae, to rock ‘n roll and maybe even come country. All of this happens organically; they just watch the crowd and follow their lead. MAY 9 & 10: SPRING CONCERT SERIES: TIM HUS Tim Hus is Albertan through and through and one who takes the history of Canada seriously. He's an artist who creates his songs from a place of deep respect and understanding, and Hus has never been more on the mark than with Hockeytown, his latest album for Stony Plain Records. May 16: Salomon SlushShine Rail Jam What better way to enjoy the last weekend of the season than with one final rail jam? The SlushShine Rail Jam will see skiers and riders take on special features spread over water competing for cash prizes. MAY 16-18: SPRING CONCERT SERIES: NEW MOON New Moon are no strangers to Sunshine’s Spring Concert Series. They’ve been playing together for over 30 years and currently have over 150 songs in their repertoire. They hail from all over Western Canada, but since they’ve been playing together for so long when they do meet up, it’s like they were never apart. May 17: Bikinis & Boardshorts - Ride & Ski For the Fight Against Cancer. Back by popular demand is the 7th annual Bikini’s and Boardshorts ski and ride for cancer happening on Sunday, May 17th. This popular event will once again see men and women of all ages skiing or riding in their bikini tops and snow pants or boardshorts down Strawberry face bringing awareness and raising money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. May 18: 87th Annual Slush Cup The Slush Cup turns 87 this year and as usual will see participants dressed to impress, with skiers and riders donning original costumes as they try their hand at clearing the infamous ice-cold pond.