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.
Canada’s first heated chairlift made it’s debut at Sunshine Village just in time for the 2015-16 ski season. The new TeePee Town LX high-speed quad features heated seats, footrests and protective orange bubble covers. The lift offers access to blue runs with expansive views of Mount Assiniboine off of the Continental Divide while also opening up challenging black and double black terrain like the Shoulder – a local’s favourite— as well as the popular Tee Pee Chutes.
Where to Find Us
3,514 feet vertical
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||November 3, 2017 (tentative)|
|Closing Date||May 21, 2018|
|Vertical||1,070 meters (3,514 feet)|
|Base Elevation||1,660 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|