Ski Racing

Feb 6, 2013

Sunshine Invitational to showcase young alpine athletes

Sunshine Village will showcase up-and-coming alpine athletes at the 42nd annual Nancy Greene Sunshine Invitational this weekend.

Guests of Sunshine Village can cheer on Alberta’s young alpine racers on Saturday, February 9 at 10 a.m. as they compete in the Alberta Alpine Sanctioned Invitational dual slalom race, which will be held on the Snow Snake ski run off of the Strawberry Express High Speed Quad Chairlift.

Young athletes between the ages of six to 10 will compete for the prestigious Scurfield Cup, which will be presented to the team with the combined fastest race times.  Over 190 kids will compete in this year’s event.

The Sunshine Ski Club was founded in 1971 with the Sunshine Nancy Greene program started 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:  (Lana) Blais Mullen, Cary Mullen, Darren Thorburn, Karen Percy, Shona Rubens and current CAST Member Andy Trow.

For more events at Sunshine Village visit http://www.skibanff.com/things-to-do/ssv-events-calendar/

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