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Sunshine Village

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Located just 15 minutes from Banff you will reach the base of the gondola and access to Sunshine Village. Spread across three mountain faces and with over 3,300 acres sitting high above the Continental Divide which allows Sunshine Village snow fences to collect over 30 m (9ft) of snow. Over the years we have seen some epic runs and bowls open with Delirium Dive and Wild West offering some fun terrain for the experts. The top of the mountain and village allows endless fun for beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders. 
 

RECOMMENDATION

If you have ever wanted to stay at the top of a mountain in the quiet of night then this could be the place to experience just that. Once the hustle and bustle of the crowds have left for the day why not stay on the mountain for the evening and get up early to make fresh tracks for the day.



FACTS & STATS



 
Base Elevation

BASE ELEVATION


1,658 metres / 5,440 feet

Peak Elevation

PEAK ELEVATION


2,729 metres / 8,954 feet

Vertical Rise

VERTICAL RISE


1,071 metres / 3,514 feet

Annual Snowfall

ANNUAL SNOWFALL


998 centimetres / 393 inches

trails

TRAILS


107

Lifts

LIFTS


12

Skiable terrain

SKIABLE TERRAIN


1,359 hectares / 3,358 acres

Season

SEASON


November to May



ACCOMMODATION


 

ALBERTA

Sunshine Mountain Lodge

★★★★

Banff's only ski in and ski out lodge. This property offers a wide range of rooms, ranging in price from the intimate cosy room to the spectacular and sprawling suites ideal for families. All are decorated in a rustic mountain theme but have luxury touches to ensure you are pampered after your day on the slopes.

Features: Big screen TVs, wood-burning fireplace, complimentary equipment locker, free wi-fi available, sauna, outdoor hot pool, on-site gym, restaurants

 


ACTIVITIES


Snow Host Tours

Snow Host Tours

Discover the best of three mountains with a personalised tour courtesy of the resident Sunshine Village Snow Hosts. These great tours assist skiers and boarders here for the first time to find their way around Sunshine Village’s 12 lifts.

Snow Shoe and Fondue

Snow Shoe and Fondue Dinner

This is a unique adventure and part of the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Signature Experiences Collection. Let Sunshine Village’s local guides take you off the beaten track, deep into the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and surrounded by the most amazing views. Facebook and Instagram will never look the same. The experience culminates indoors at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge’s Chimney Corner Lounge and Wine Bar with a traditional Swiss-style cheese fondue. Immerse yourself into an authentic winter alpine experience in a location rich in Canadian history.

Tobogganing

Tobogganing

On select evenings at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, the ski runs turn into tobogganing hills. Ask for a toboggan from the front desk and have a blast sliding down the mountain trails that surround the village. It’s all about the base!

Spa

Spa

According to readers of Ski Canada magazine, you have to try a spa at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. With a variety of treatments on offer, one of the most popular would have to be the hot stone massage where your therapist uses basalt lava stones to aid in stress reduction and spiritual rebalancing.



GETTING THERE


  • LOCATION
  • 15km southwest of Banff

  • CLOSEST AIRPORT
  • Calgary Airport

  • TRANSFER
  • 1.5 hrs from Calgary Airport

  • CAR HIRE
  • Yes from Calgary Airport

  • FLIGHT
  • Fly to Vancouver and connect with a domestic flight to Calgary

    Please note there are several options available for flights via the US. Stopovers can be arranged in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and San Fransico. Contact us today at infoski@hot.co.nz



OTHER SKI RESORTS IN ALBERTA

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OTHER SKI RESORTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Big White Panorama   Revelstoke Mountain  Silver Star   Sun Peaks   Whistler Blackcomb   Whistler Village


 

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