Sunshine Village, Banff National Park

4.4
#2 of 24 in Winter Sports in Alberta
Sunshine Village sits high on the continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, just a 15 minute drive from the picturesque mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains feature more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from gentle inviting beginner runs all the way up to the most extreme big mountain runs. With an altitude of 2,200 m (7,200 ft) at the village, Banff Sunshine receives over 9 m (30 ft) of soft, dry "champagne" snow in a season and boasts the longest non-glacial season in Canada. Banff Sunshine Village offers guests 12 lifts including nine super lift one of which being Canada’s only heated chairlift and a high speed 8 passenger gondola. Discover how to plan a Banff National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Sunshine is just a fifteen minute ride by bus from Banff. We were dropped off at the Gondola Base area about 9:30 am on 3/14 and got in line. Within ten minutes we handed our ski’s to the staff and th...  more »
  • We visited this Resort the third week of March 2019. The temperatures were warm that week but we found that with this being the highest altitude Resort of the Ski Big 3 in the area, the snow held up g...  more »
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  • Sunshine mountain has great access and good conditions. You’ll need to take a gondola ride up to the mountain, so allow for an extra 30minutes if you want to get first chair. Most people ride Sunshine in the morning and goats eye in the afternoon, consider switching things up if you’re looking for powder… Standish has a couple flats that snowboarders need to watch out for. Food is over-priced (as usual for a mountain). Microwaves and hot water is available with lots of room for bags and cafeteria style eating.
  • Even without its famous powder, spring skiing, and having lunch on the patio makes for a wonderful day. Experienced mountain skiers may be choosey about which days to go, as conditions can very greatly as the day progresses, and even which lift/slopes you’re on. But you could do worse than just go and sample what the hill has to offer.
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