Thanks to all of the participants in this year's first Sunshine Grind!

Sunshine Grind

Congratulations to the winners:

Fastest Male: Ryan Draper
Fastest Female: Pam Pearson

Sunshine Grind Winners

We'll see you again next year! 


Thank you to our 2016 Partners:

Bow Cycle Nomad Prime Rebound Ridley's


The Sunshine Grind is a fatbike hill climb from the base of the Sunshine Village Gondola to Mad Trapper's Grill & BBQ on the "ski out run". Climb for time or climb for the fun! Register solo -or- create a team of two for a relay stage climb. Awards and prizes at Trapper's. 

Base Area to Trapper's in the Village.


FIRST LEG - First Participant rides from the Base to Goat's Eye

- Elevation Gain: 360 meters

- Length: 3,225 meters

- Average Slope: 11.2%


SECOND LEG - Second Participant rides from Goat's Eye to Trapper's after hand tag.

- Elevation Gain: 146 meters

- Length: 2,225 meters       

- Average Slope: 6.6%



Base elevation               1660 m

Goat’s Eye elevation      2020 m

Trapper's elevation         2166 m


  • Mandatory race check in is at the second floor of the Creekside Lodge in the base area from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Pre-race briefing will take place at 4:45 p.m. in front of the ticket office in the base area.
  • Race will start at 5:00 p.m. with a mass start from the base area.
  • Awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at Trapper’s in the Village. Racers must be present to receive awards or prizes – we cannot mail out post event.
  • Gondola will be running for optional free ride down (if required) from the Village to the Base area. Non-participants spectators can purchase a gondola only ticket to the village for $18 per person. Last gondola down is at 10:30 p.m. on April 1st.
  • Remember to bring funds for food and drink purchases at Trapper's.
  • Ski Patrol will be onsite.
  • Cut-off time for bikes climbing is 7:30 p.m.
  • All riders must be self-sufficient.
  • Event is non-refundable.


A)           Only fatbikes with 3.7 inch wide or wider tires.

B)            No regular mountain bike tires allowed. 

C)            Must stay on the ski out run or be disqualified. 

D)           Must descend on the ski out – no fatbiking off the ski out permitted.

E)            Fatbikers must yield to skiers, snowmobiles, snowcats.

F)            Prior to starting, all fatbikers must have a headlight or light mounted on bike for night visibility.

G)            All participants must sign an event waiver/release of liability at check in (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) prior to the start of the race.

H)            Helmets mandatory 

Sunshine Grind: Solo Registration

Solo Registration - 2017:

Coming Soon

Sunshine Grind: Relay Team Registration

Relay Team of 2
Registration - 2017:

Coming Soon