Slalom

April 10, 2013

Sunshine Village hosts Alberta’s top young ski racers this weekend

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort will showcase up-and-coming alpine athletes during the Cresa U16 Giant Slalom April 13th and 14th.

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. The men’s U16 races will occur on Saturday, April 13th at 10 a.m. and the women’s U16 races will take place on Sunday, April 14th at 10 a.m.

Up to 200 young athletes from 14 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.

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

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.

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