Snowfall is dominating spring skiing at Canada’s Big 3 Resorts
with another 44cm of snow in the last 7 days, and that’s not all that’s happening.
– The last two Canadians to win alpine Olympic medals will be guests of honour at the Mt. Norquay, Rob Bosinger Memorial Race this weekend.
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games bronze medallist Jan Hudec and 1994 bronze medallist Edi Podivinsky, as well as four-time Olympian Brian Stemmle, are due to attend the annual fundraiser, which is held in honour of former national team racer Rob Bosinger, who passed away suddenly in his sleep after suffering a cardiac arrhythmia, with no known cause.
A number of World Cup racers will contest the men’s pro division this year – which features a first-place prize of $1,000 – including ski cross Olympian Brady Leman, and his Canada Ski Cross teammates Tristan Tafel and Louis-Pierre Hélie. Hudec, who is recovering from a back injury, won’t race but he’ll be there cheering on everyone else – complete with his Olympic medal – in whatever wacky costume he decides to wear.
Lake Louise Ski Resort
– After recently announcing the extension of their closing date to May 11, there’s no sign of stopping at the #1 resort in Canada, as voted for in the World Ski Awards earlier this season. This weekend will see the Mountain Takeover begin, with weekly installments of live DJ’s, radio shows, and BBQ’s each weekend.
Events will culminate with the annual Bikini’s for Breast Cancers fundraiser and the end of season party Ruckus in the Rockies, May 2-3. The weekend will see one of the biggest Hip contests of the season and the raucous after party in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks.
– The line-up has been announced for the much anticipated Spring Concert Series, with Canadian singer songwriter Chris Moffat of boy band fame “The Moffat’s” kicking off the five week long outdoor music event.
The resort’s hugely popular outdoor concerts, which will see five local bands entertain on-mountain guests, will take place every weekend from April 26th through May 18th. This year’s artists include returning favourites from Tim Hus and his Travelin’ Band to Funk and Disorderly, who bring their infectious mix of eclectic funk and reggae infused grooves.
The live shows can be enjoyed by anyone with a lift ticket or season’s pass. Non-skiers may also purchase a gondola-only ticket to reach the concert area, located high in the Canadian Rockies.
Sunshine Village will close the 2013-14 ski season on May 19 with the 86th annual Slush Cup.
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Ski Banff–Lake Louise–Sunshine is Canada’s largest ski destination, a joint venture of three of the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village. Available on one tri-area lift ticket, our three resorts offer almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and one of the longest ski seasons in North America, from mid-November to late May, all in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Canada’s Protected Playground, Banff National Park.