Sunshine Village

Chairlift

Sunshine Village

From the parking lot, take the 18-minute gondola ride up to a scene straight out of a snow-globe at 8,954 feet above sea level. Sunshine village is located 1 hour and 20 minutes west of Calgary, just outside of the town of Banff, Alberta. Each year, hundreds of thousands of snow-seekers take to the slopes here, which includes four double-black zones, and acres upon acres of intermediate and beginner terrain.  Choose from an array of accommodations in Banff, including the 'castle in the Rockies', aka, the Banff Springs Hotel, or treat yourself to a slope-side stay on the mountain at Sunshine Village.

Details
Activities
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Snowmaking?

some snow making on the lower quarter of the resort.

Season
Mid November to Mid May
Special Passes

Sunshine Marmot + Winsport Card, or the Sunshine Snow Pass

Hours of Operation

Take the gondola Saturday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. It operates until 10:30 pm on Friday nights.

The chairlifts at the resort run 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. Springtime they stay open until 4:30 pm

Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
420
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Village?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
On-Hill Accommodations?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
115
Beginner Runs (%)
20
Intermediate Runs (%)
55
Advanced/Expert (%)
25
Terrain Description

Terrain also features gladed areas & offshoots

Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
5
Rideable Area (Acres)
3,358
Number of Lifts
12
Lift Details

Lifts include 1 high speed 8-passenger gondola and 1 heated high-speed quad with bubble covers.

Base Elevation
5,440
Top Elevation (Ft)
8,984
Vertical Rise (Ft)
3,514
Location
Community
Banff
Province
Alberta

Getting There

From the parking lot, take the 18-minute gondola ride up to a scene straight out of a snow-globe at 8,954 feet above sea level. Sunshine Village is located 1 hour and 20 minutes west of Calgary, just outside of the town of Banff, Alberta.

Driving

20 minutes from Banff, 1 hour and 20 minutes west of Calgary

Flights

Calgary International Airport. Rental cars are available at the airport or the Banff Shuttle Service

Shuttles

From Banff town site, daily bus service from: Banff Springs Hotel, Rocky Mountain Resort, Inns of Banff (across the street), Banff Caribou Lodge, Delta Royal Canadian Lodge, Ptarmigan Inn, Banff Park Lodge and Mount Royal Hotel (parking lot at rear) and other locations.