Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski Area have launched their spring pass sales. The passes grant unlimited use during the spring ski season, which lasts into May at both resorts.

Sunshine has frozen their spring pass prices at last year's rates. Midweek, youth, senior, and student passes cost $287. Child passes cost $147. An adult spring pass costs $357. Family passes are available for $787. The spring passes are valid March 20-May 23.

Sunshine Village offers the longest ski season in Alberta, running lifts until May 23. The resort also changes their hours in spring, adding an extra half-hour longer to their lifts every day starting April 1. The season finale, the 83rd annual Slush Cup, takes place closing day May 23.

Lake Louise also has spring passes on sale. The passes are only available to residents of Western Canada--the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Spring passes are valid March 13 until May 1.

Student, youth, senior, and midweek passes cost $249. Child passes cost $89. Adult passes cost $319. Families can be purchase passes for $699.

Spring at Lake Louise packs with events, including the Ski Cross Nationals April 1-3 and the Canadian Snowboard Speed Nationals April 5-10. The latter is expected to draw several Olympic medalists, including Maelle Ricker, Dominique Maltais, Jasey-Jay Anderson, and Mike Robertson to the new cross course with enhancements customized for this event. The last day of the season is May 1.

Spring passes for both resorts are available for purchase online.

More information. Sunshine, 877-542-2633; Lake Louise, 877-956-8473

Sunshine Village Skier Photo by Martin Lortz

Sunshine Village runs the longest ski season in Alberta with lifts turning until May 23. Photo: Martin Lortz.