Photo taken Thursday, March 27th

POWDER ALERT: Snowstorm blankets Sunshine Village

 March 27, 2014

Skiers and riders can rejoice this spring as another 33 cm (1 ft 1 in) of snow fell on the resort the past 24 hours and Environment Canada forecasting more on the way.

With mild temperatures and azure sunny skies following another tremendous snow snowstorm covering Sunshine in deep champagne powder, spring is the ideal time to hit the slopes.  

“What a tremendous way to enjoy the last weekend of March,” begins Tanya Otis, Manager of Communications and Media at Sunshine Village. “Spring is one of the best times of year to experience pristine ski conditions and this year is no exception. The past month we have received incredible snowfall after snowfall, creating exceptional conditions and with nearly two months left in the ski season, this is the perfect time to hit the slopes.”

The abundance of snow has elevated the settled base to 244 cm (8 ft) with an impressive 719 cm (23 ft 7 in) of the white stuff falling on the resort to date.

This weekend the resort will kick off its spring time outdoor events lineup, with the launch of the first ever Salomon Berry Jam this Saturday, March 29th. Guests can experience the region’s best freestyle skiers and snowboarders as they compete in a rail jam on the newly constructed park off of Trapper’s Spring Patio. The event will also feature a live DJ, an outdoor BBQ and prizes for all contestants.  

The resort is famous for its legendary all-natural champagne powder with the months of March and April historically receiving heavy amounts of snow.

Daily snow conditions can be found at www.skibanff.com/conditions