Sunshine Village, Banff National Park

4.3
#2 of 22 in Winter Sports in Alberta
Ski Area · Wildlife Area
Sunshine Village sits high on the continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, just a 15 minute drive from the picturesque mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains feature more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from gentle inviting beginner runs all the way up to the most extreme big mountain runs. With an altitude of 2,200 m (7,200 ft) at the village, Banff Sunshine receives over 9 m (30 ft) of soft, dry "champagne" snow in a season and boasts the longest non-glacial season in Canada. Banff Sunshine Village offers guests 12 lifts including nine super lift one of which being Canada’s only heated chairlift and a high speed 8 passenger gondola. Discover how to plan a Banff National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Whether high or low in the valley, some good hiking. Easy access from Banff and the road from the Trans Canada is very interesting.  more »
  • We took our Eastern visitors up the gondola on a sightseeing pass during ski season. Much cheaper than a lift ticket, you get access to the village as well as two chair lifts. We picked the perfect...  more »
  • I always wondered how this incredible ski destination looked underneath all the snow; I was NOT disappointed. If you have ever skied here, you know the views are breath-taking, but take the snow away....  more »

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