Events Galore at Sunshine Village
If you’re planning to go to Sunshine Village in the next few days, get ready for an eventful time. Not only are the snow conditions looking good, but the events calendar is fully loaded from January 23 to 26. This Saturday and Sunday, Alberta Snowboarding is hosting sanctioned slopestyle and big-air competitions. Meanwhile, the Alberta Freestyle Association is hosting a moguls and big-air competition. That’s a lot of snowboarders and skiers flying through the air on the same weekend. If that’s not enough, Avalanche Awareness Days will be ongoing at various locations on the slopes and back at the village just outside of Mad Trapper’s Saloon. Salomon Snowboards will also be showcasing the company’s boards during free test rides from 10 am to 3 pm. On Monday, January 25, indulge in haggis, neeps, tatties and scotch as Sunshine celebrates Robert Burns Day. The fun continues on Tuesday, January 26 as staff spread cheer for Australia Day—wear something green and gold (Edmonton Eskimo attire works well) and head out on the slopes and have a g’day, mate.
Keeping Skiing and Snowboarding Affordable on our Local Slopes
Tuesday nights at Rabbit Hill—located just southeast of Edmonton—are special. From 6 pm to 9 pm for just $6 each, you can purchase a lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental and the featured meal special. Titled Sixes @ Six, this special provides an evening of fun on the slopes for under $20.
If Tuesdays don’t work for you, consider Snow Valley, just off the Whitemud, where the weeknight deal is $10 with a donation to Edmonton’s Food Bank. On Fridays, the hours for the $10 lift ticket extend from 3 pm to 9 pm—that ends up being $1.50/hr, which is a pretty sweet deal.
At the Edmonton Ski Club—located in the river valley beside the Muttart Conservatory—you can ski for free on the first Friday of every month. Only February 5 and March 4 remain but, hey, if you’re looking for a free ride, head down and explore the slopes that have provided fun and entertainment for over 100 years. V