Sunshine Village

Sunshine village
Heather Burke
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Heather Burke
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Sunshine Village Ski Resort is in the heart of Banff National Park, and it's beautiful. Ski Sunshine has 3,358-acres on three mountains. You start your day at Sunshine taking a gondola to the ski area base village at 7,000’ - very European that way. Given its elevation, Sunshine has spectacular scenery and snowy mountains in all directions. Sunshine is so big you vast it encompasses skiing on both sides of the Continental Divide - Alberta and British Columbia.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Sunshine Village vs
Sunshine VillageLake Louise
beginner20 %25 %
intermediate55 %45 %
advanced20 %19 %
expert5 %11 %
total runs137 145
ski area3,358ac 4,200ac
summit elevation8,956ft 8,651ft
total lifts12 10
child lift ticketFree $39 CAD ($31 USD)
adult lift ticket$109 CAD ($86 USD) $104 CAD ($82 USD)

Sunshine Village Reviews

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MKMathew K.
intermediate snowboarder

5 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
It was a great resort to go to, a lot of options for all skill levels and had a great time with friends spending the weekend there. Friendly staff running the resort Also!... More
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder

4.4 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Really fun place. Very easy to navigate your way around all of the runs as the majority of them funnel back towards the village. Goats eye runs give good options for more advanced. Lots of options for accomodation in Banff or Canmore.... More
BBBarbara B.
intermediate skier

4.6 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Beautiful powder and groomed runs with lots of terrain to satisfy the most experienced skier. Loved true ambiance of the ski town for shopping eating and resting after a day on the mountains. The people were most friendly with a smile and service for any needs you may have. ... More
intermediate skier

4.6 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
I go there frequently and have been for a few years since I got back into skiing. I take my friends and family with me as well and I plan to visot as much as I can.... More
CBCole B.
intermediate snowboarder

4.9 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Love this resort, spent an entire season here when i was 19, absolutely fell in love with the terrain and the all round atmosphere. Great food all around the resort, and great drinks. Never leave here hungry or disappointed.... More
ALAndrew L.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Unfortunately had poor snowfall in the few weeks leading up to my visit, but otherwise had a great season. Good snow quality when we did have snow and fun layout of the resort. Good off posted opportunities... More

5 / 5

Mar 22, 2008
Very friendly locals, Sunshine Village was absolutely gorgeous, open terrain (less traffic), exchange rate value, shopping area was great.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Aug 21, 2007
I stayed at the Banff Springs Resort, and the hotel is like a museum. There is as much to do inside the hotel (including bowling) as there is outside.
Other ski resorts in

Banff, Alberta

Lake Louise
25% 45% 30%
Mount Norquay
20% 36% 44%
Sunshine Village
20% 55% 25%