Cresa

Sunshine Village Ski Resort will showcase up-and-coming alpine athletes during the Cresa U16 Giant Slalom April 12 and 13.

The two-day event, hosted by the Sunshine Alpine Racers will take place on the Scapegoat ski run off of the resort’s Goat’s Eye Chairlift. Giant slalom racing will occur on Saturday, April 12 and the slalom races taking place on Sunday, April 13. Race times begin on both days at 10:20 am and 1:30 pm respectively.

Over 180 young athletes from 13 years to 16 years of age will compete for top prize in the province. An awards ceremony will follow the final race at the bottom of the Goat’s Eye Chairlift.

The Sunshine Ski Club was founded in 1971 with the Sunshine Nancy Greene program starting in 1983 by well-known local ski coach Claudio Berto. A number of the Sunshine Ski Club’s ski racers have went on to the national team including: Blais Mullen, Cary Mullen, Darren Thorburn, Karen Percy, Shona Rubens and current CAST Member Andy Trow.

Sunshine Village guests are encouraged to cheer on the athletes throughout the weekend’s event. The weekend’s awards ceremony will take place following the completion of Sunday afternoon’s races.

For more events at Sunshine Village visit www.skibanff.com/events.