Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village

Canada’s Best Snow

Close to the Town of Banff, Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort – Canada’s highest elevated resort, has great, guaranteed snow conditions from December to May, with an average annual snowfall of over 30 feet, on over 3,300 acres of terrain!

Plus, enjoy the novel opportunity to ski or ride in both the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia on the same run!

This is where you’ll find Banff-Lake Louise’s premier ski-in, ski-out accommodation, the newly renovated Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Following a multimillion dollar wing replacement, the Lodge opened 30 new eco-luxurious rooms in December 2009.

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort was awarded “Best View from the Best Off-Piste Run” by Ski Canada magazine.

Sunshine Village

3,358 acres
145+ runs
3,514 feet vertical


1 high speed 8 passenger gondola
6 high speed quad chairlifts
2 quad chairlifts
1 double chairlift
2 surface lifts


20% beginner
55% intermediate
25% Advanced

  • Photo: Paul Zizka/Banff Lake Louise Tourism

  • Photo: Paul Zizka/Banff Lake Louise Tourism

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort statistics
Hours of Operation 9:00am – 4:00pm
Gondola Hours 8:00am – 5:30pm Mon-Thurs (weekends extended)
Opening Date November 8, 2013
Closing Date May 19, 2014
Vertical 1,070 meters (3,514 feet)
Base Elevation 1,660 meters (5,440 feet)
Peak Elevation 2,730 meters (8,954 feet)
Acreage 3,358 acres
Annual Snowfall Up to 9 metres (30 feet)
Snowmaking N/A
Trails 107 runs
Terrain 20% Beginner
55% Intermediate
25% Advanced
Longest Run 8 kms (5 miles)
Cumulative Length of Runs Approximately 82 kms (52 miles)
Lifts 1 High speed 8 Passenger Gondola
6 High speed Quad Chairlifts
2 Quad Chairlifts
1 Double Chairlift
2 Surface Lifts
Lift Capacity Approximately 20,000 people/hour
Ski School Group and Private Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Packages
Racing Dual-Slaloms
Daycare Available for kids 19 months to 6 years
Equipment Rentals Available at the area featuring Salomon skis & snowboards
Sunshine Village

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