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April 25, 2013

Sunshine to host Canada’s national ski teams this spring

-National ski cross and alpine ski teams train for Sochi 2014 on Sunshine’s slopes-

The Canadian Alpine Ski Cross, Canadian Alpine Ski Team and Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team will train for Sochi 2014, at Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard resort this spring.

The national teams, which include reigning downhill world champion Erik Guay and Calgary’s own Jan Hudec, will be at Sunshine training over the next few weeks.  Sections of Sunshine’s slopes, including the course for the ski cross team, have been built to replicate Sochi’s Olympic spec’s.

 “The close proximity from our home base in Calgary, to such a world class ski destination, makes Sunshine Village the ideal choice to pursue spring training operations,” says Paul Kristofic, Vice President Sports, Alpine Canada.  

“It is our pleasure to host such tremendous athletes on our slopes,” begins Dave Riley, Chief Operating Officer, Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort. “Sunshine’s location provides exceptional snow conditions, with abundant snowfall and winter conditions continuing well into spring.”

The Canadian Alpine Ski Cross team, the Canadian Para-Alpine team and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team will train at Sunshine from the end of April into May.

The resort, which is known for having pristine spring conditions and boasting the longest non-glacial ski season in North America,  is wide open until May 20th.

Alpine Canada Alpin

Alpine Canada Alpin is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.

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

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