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Hollywood Stars to Play on Sunshine's Slopes

BANFF, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) - Batman's Michael Keaton, James Bond's Pierce Brosnan, Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito are the latest Hollywood stars planning to descend on Sunshine Village for The Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational, January 31 - February 3.

The event raises funds for the Waterkeeper Alliance in Canada and the United States, an organization that is dedicated to protecting our waterways.

These new stars will join host Robert F. Kennedy, Susan Sarandon, Alan Thicke, Fran Drescher, Camryn Manheim and Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Additional names of celebrities expected to be in attendance include Alicia Silverstone, Matthew Gray Gubler, Lorenzo Lamas, Cheech Marin, Mimi Rogers, Melissa Rivers, Cheryl Hines, James Edward Olmos, Jimmy Rankin, Melissa Gilbert, AJ Cook, Minnie Driver, Rob Morrow and Tim Busfield.

The stars will spend two action-packed days skiing and competing in fun events at the world-renowned Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort. Activities such as toboggan/snowshoe races and dual giant slalom races are well within public view to lift and gondola ticket purchasers. The event will culminate with a gala dinner at The Fairmont Banff Springs, and concert featuring Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.

"As the number one rated resort in the Canadian Rockies, Sunshine is excited to again help raise awareness and funds to preserve clean waterways in North America," begins Ralph Scurfield, President and principal owner of Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort. "Hollywood loves Sunshine and we are pleased to host this fun-filled event in support of the Waterkeepers Alliance."

Waterkeeper Alliance is the fastest-growing environmental movement in the world, uniting Waterkeepers who patrol and protect rivers, bays, lakes and streams on six continents-more than 1.6 million square miles of waterways. Waterkeeper Alliance is the leading voice for the world's waters with roots dating back to 1966, when a concerned group of commercial and recreation fishermen mobilized to reclaim the Hudson River from polluters.

This year's gala is open to the public. Individual tickets are $500 CAD per person plus applicable taxes. They are available through The Fairmont Banff Springs by calling (403) 762-1710, or emailing casie.vitt@fairmont.com

ABOUT 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 eight passenger gondolas. Stay slopeside 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.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com. Become a fan of Fairmont. Join our online communities at everyonesanoriginal.com, facebook.com/fairmonthotels, and twitter.com/fairmonthotels. For career opportunities, visit facebook.com/fairmontcareers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort
Crosbie Cotton
Celebrity Media Coordinator
403.923.8873
ccotton203@aol.com


Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Lori Cote
Regional Director of Public Relations
403.762.6885
Lori.Cote@fairmont.com

 

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