Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village

Canada’s Best Snow

Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park just 15 minutes’ drive from the cozy mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking site lines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization beyond the resort’s leasehold.

Sunshine Village’s seven-month season stretches from early November until late May – the longest non-glacial ski season in Canada. Sunshine can receive up to nine metres (30 feet) of snow in a season and the Village’s altitude of 7,200 feet ensures the snow stays light and dry.

The world-renowned resort features more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from gentle beginner runs all the way up to extreme big mountain runs. Sunshine’s very own Delirium Dive has been named one of the 10 top off-piste destinations in the world.

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
8 high speed 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
8 High speed 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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