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April 6, 2014

Sunshine to host Sport Chek Nor-Am Cup

-Canada’s Olympic gold and silver medallists at Sochi to compete on Sunshine’s slopes-

Banff, Alberta, Canada – Sunshine Village will host Canada’s current and future stars as they compete againstother up-and-coming athletes from the USA and around the world on the resort’s world class slopes in the Sport Chek Canadian Ski Cross Tour Nor-Am Cup finals.  

The event, which takes place on Sunshine’s world class slopes from April 7 -9, will include Canadian Olympians Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa, who captured gold and silver respectively in the women’s ski cross event in Sochi and Brady Leman, who narrowly missed the podium with a fourth place finish on the men’s side.

Races take place on the bottom of South Divide, easily accessible for viewing via the Great Divide Express Quad.  

At Nor-Am Cup races, Canada’s aspiring ski stars get the chance to compete at an international level and enable athletes to prepare mentally and technically for World Cup racing. Canada has won every overall Nor-Am Cup in women’s ski cross since the first Nor-Am ski cross season in 2009-10.    

What:  Sport Check Nor-Am Cup finals

Where: South Divide, Sunshine Village Ski Resort

When:  April 7-9, 2014

Full Schedule:

Monday, April 7

Official training session 1 - 10 am - 11:30 am

Official training session 2 – 1 pm – 3 pm 

Tuesday April 8

Training 9:30 am - 10:15 am

Qualifications 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ski Cross Finals 1 pm

Wednesday April 9

Training 9:30 am -10:15 am

Qualifications 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ski Cross Finals 1 pm

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Sunshine Village, close to the town of Banff, provides skiers and boarders with 12-lifts including seven modern high speed quad chairs, the most in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the world’s fastest 8 passenger gondolas. Stay slope-side in the Rockies only “ski-in ski-out” hotel and ski or ride 3,300 acres and three mountains in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia along the Continental Divide during Canada’s longest season from November to late May. For more information visit www.skibanff.com.

Press Contact:

Tanya Otis

Manager of Media Relations

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Email: tanya.otis@skibanff.com

403-671-1000

www.skibanff.com