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Sunshine Village featuring landscape views, snow skiing and snow

Choose from more than 100 ski runs at this resort just 20 minutes from Banff.

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering skiers and riders more than 3,300 acres (1,335 hectares) of skiable terrain with 12 high-speed lifts and 111 runs. The ski season runs from early November through late May and features hiking at Sunshine Meadows between June and October. New for the 2015-16 ski season is Canada’s first heated chairlift complete with heated seats, orange bubble covers and footrests.

Sunshine Village features Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel, the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, meaning overnight guests can be the first ones on the ski lift in the morning. Many visitors also choose to make the daytrip from Banff or Calgary. Sunshine Village is a 20-minute drive from the town of Banff and 90 minutes from Calgary. Regular bus services operate from Banff and Calgary to the resort every day. Enjoy nine restaurants, various retail shops and ski rental facilities at Sunshine Village.

The resort typically receives about 30 feet (9 meters) of snow in a season and because of its unique location on the continental divide, the snow that Sunshine receives stays dry and powdery all season long.

The resort encompasses three mountains: Mount Standish, Goat’s Eye Mountain and Lookout Mountain. At the highest point, the range is 8,954 feet (2,730 meters) above sea level.

Ski runs cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. If you’re new to the sport, or are looking for a refresh, lessons can be booked in advance or on the day of arrival. Experienced skiers can rent a guide and hit the off-piste areas, Delirium Dive and the Wild West freeride zone.

The mountains are easily navigated using maps at each lift and clearly marked runs. Stop for a break at one of the restaurants across the resort that range from casual to fine dining.

In the summer months, all three mountains are covered with wildflowers and offer hiking trails for all fitness levels. Guided walks and special events are available daily.

During the ski season, lifts are open every day. Day, multi-day, or season passes can be purchased online or from offices in Calgary, Banff and Sunshine Village.

If you're in the mood for adventure, hit the slopes on high performance rentals and ski in the province of Alberta and British Columbia in one run. You’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of the Banff National Park and the majestic Rocky Mountains surrounding you.

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Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
4 out of 5
One Sunshine Access Road, Sunshine, AB
The price is £135 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Situated in a national park, this lodge is within a 10-minute walk of Sunshine Village and Sunshine Meadows. Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff ...
4.4/5Excellent! (369 reviews)
"Excellent resort, however, could use a few upgrades, an 80’s feel. Room service meals could’ve been much better. Restaurant is mediocre, could use a Gordon Ramsay overhaul."

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2021

Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
3.5 out of 5
521 Banff Ave, Box 1070, Banff, AB
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £63 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cave and Basin National Historic ...
4/5Very Good! (2,141 reviews)
"Great stay, clean, quiet and all needs were met."

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2021

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Moose Hotel And Suites
Moose Hotel And Suites
3.5 out of 5
345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £114 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,924 reviews)
"nice and clean"

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

Moose Hotel And Suites
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Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
4 out of 5
One Sunshine Access Road, Sunshine, AB
The price is £135 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
3.5 out of 5
521 Banff Ave, Box 1070, Banff, AB
The price is £63 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
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Moose Hotel And Suites
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345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
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Banff Ptarmigan Inn
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222 Lynx St, Banff, AB
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