Sunshine Village - Banff CanadaSunshine Marmot Cards Now On Sale

There’s still time to grab your 2011-12 Sunshine Village season’s pass at discount rates.

Sunshine has extended the deadline on its season pass sale until Oct. 15. That means adult skiers and riders can get a full 194 days of access to Canada’s Best Snow for just $799. The family rate is a low, low $1,849.

This year’s pass is better value than ever, with deep discounts on retail, ski school, tuning, food and beverage at Sunshine, as well as special deals at the world-famous Sunshine Mountain Lodge. It’s Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out accommodations, with its highly acclaimed new West Wing. You get similar savings at Marmot Basin in Jasper and more than 40-plus area retailers.

“There’s no question the 2011-12 season pass is great value,” says John Scurfield, Senior Vice-President Sales, Marketing and Resort Operations.

Scurfield pointed to recent snow safety innovations like the first-in-Canada Field ID explosives monitoring system, using in avalanche control. Forecasters are predicting back-to-back banner snow.

Last season yielded the highest snowfalls on record, and forecasters say the La Nina effect could mean an even bigger snow year at this resort in the heart of Banff National Park.

For skiers and riders, that means epic days riding on a cloud of Sunshine’s champagne powder snow. So, buy before Oct. 15 to get in on Canada’s best snow value. To purchase your Sunshine Village season’s pass online, go to store.skibanff.com, or drop into our handy outlets in Calgary at 1037 11th Ave. S.W. or Banff at the Ski Hub.

And for more info or to book your stay at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, call 1-87-SKI-BANFF (1-877-542