Sunshine Village, Banff National Park

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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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  • Sunshine village is a great ski hill that has very good snow, a lot of acreage and a good variety of terrain for beginners through to experts. In fact, it probably has the best progression of terrain ...  more »
  • This is definitely like being in winter wonderland. It’s been a long time since we skied but there are hills for every level . Such an amazing place ...lots to see and do.  more »
  • It was dark when we arrived, and the refuting to pick up the car was very cordial and friendly, and the pilot technology was also very good. The snow in the window is very beautiful in the morning. The diner prepared a rich vegetarian breakfast for the vegetarian. Although it is not a ski season, but when we go down the mountain, we are very lucky to take the tram bus, along the road to appreciate the beautiful scenery of the mountains, very pleasant.
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  • GREAT FOR BEGINNERS! Had a great ski trip to sunshine today! The hill is amazing for beginners. I took my GF and it was her first time ever being on a board. She had a great time. We started off on Strawberry but by the end of it we had enough courage to try all the lifts.
  • My first experience in the Rockies and even though it was early season many runs were open and there was essentially no ice to be found. Fantastic runs with lots of snow. There is a reason the Rockies are some of the best skiing and snowboarding I'm the world!
  • This is my go-to resortl and usually the experience is great. All natural powdery snow and a variety of runs, plus decent terrain parks never disappoint. Just stay away from green runs if you're experienced then you won't run into flats.
  • I've been coming for years and it's always been great. Great snow, good hill, could use a bit more space in the chalets up top, but which mountain resort couldn't? There's always a lift with short lines and you can always find good snow. Fresh powder in April and plus 16 on the hill 2 weeks later. Awesome.
  • Been skiing here for a few years now and it is definitely one of my favourite places to ski. It also helps that I skied on the Sunshine race team so I had the best guides of the mountain right off the bat. Best spring skiing in the Rockies for sure, especially with slush cup, nothing tops slush cup as a way of ending the season. I love this place
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