Banff Sunshine Ski Resort
Canada’s best snow and hottest chair
Banff Sunshine – Easy Access to powder
Banff Sunshine – Ski the Heart of the Canadian Rockies
Banff Sunshine 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’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.
Banff Sunshine was awarded “Best View from the Best Off-Piste Run” by Ski Canada magazine.
Where to Find Us
3,514 feet vertical
1 high speed 8 passenger gondola
8 high speed / quad chairlifts
1 bubble heated high speed quad
2 surface lifts
|Banff Sunshine statistics|
|Hours of Operation||9:00am – 4:00pm|
|Gondola Hours||8:00am – 5:30pm Mon-Thurs (weekends extended)|
|Opening Date||Early November|
|Closing Date||May 20, 2019|
|Vertical||1,070 meters (3,514 feet)|
|Base Elevation||1,658 meters (5,440 feet)|
|Peak Elevation||2,730 meters (8,954 feet)|
|Annual Snowfall||Up to 9 metres (30 feet)|
|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
1 Bubble Heated High Speed Quad
2 Quad Chairlifts
2 Carpet Lifts
|Lift Capacity||Approximately 20,000 people/hour|
|Ski School||Group and Private Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Packages
|Daycare||Available for kids 19 months to 6 years|
|Equipment Rentals||SkiBig3 Adventure Hub and at the area featuring Salomon skis & snowboards|
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