Sunshine Village

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Sunshine Village showing landscape views, snow and mountains

Choose from more than 100 runs at this ski resort located 15 minutes from Banff.

Sunshine Village is one of three ski resorts in Banff National Park. It offers more than 3,300 acres (1,335 hectares) of slopes, with 12 lifts and more than 100 runs. The ski season is from early November through late May. Come to hike between June and October.

There’s just one hotel in the resort, so most visitors come by day trip from Banff or Calgary. It’s a 15-minute drive from Banff and 90 minutes from Calgary. Regular bus services operate from Banff and Calgary to the resort every day. There are restaurants, shops and ski rental facilities at Sunshine Village.

The resort typically gets about 30 feet (9 meters) of snow in a season. The mountains are high enough that the snow stays dry and powdery throughout the season.

The resort encompasses three mountains: Mount Standish, Goat’s Eye Mountain and Lookout Mountain. At the highest point, the range is 8,954 feet (2,730 meters) above sea level.

Ski runs cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as snowboarders. Sign up for a lesson in advance or on the day. Experienced skiers can rent a guide and hit the off-piste areas. Expect fresh powder and deserted slopes.

The mountains are easily navigated using maps at each lift and clearly marked runs. Stop for a break at one of nine eateries across the resort that range from casual to fine dining.

In summer, the mountains are covered with wild flowers. There are hiking trails for all fitness levels and guided walks are organized daily.

During the ski season, lifts are open every day. Day or season passes for the lift can be bought online or from offices in Calgary, Banff and Sunshine Village.

Prepare to have your breath taken away by the Sunshine Ski Resort, a name that is synonymous with Sunshine Village Banff and the Continental Divide. Winter is the time of year to find the ski haven that is beyond imagining. Canada is the top choice for ski enthusiasts from around the world, providing the perfect weather, prime spots for heli skiing, night skiing, and unforgettable ski vacations. It's time to book your ski vacation packages on Sunshine Mountain. Don't let the opportunity pass you by to ride your way down some of the best snow of your life.

If you're in the mood for adventure, you can hit the slopes on rentals and slide into the province of Alberta or cross over to British Columbia. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Banff National Park and the mountains rising above you when Sunshine skiing is yours. You have seven months to catch the action. Take your pick of great deals for season tickets in Sunshine Village from November through May. Whether you want a winter break or feel like getting your last hurrah of snow in the spring, you'll find yourself in the heart of ski country. Explore the area and take advantage of ski school and ski tours at competitive prices. There will be room in your budget for ski rentals or you can bring your personal equipment from home. Lift tickets at discount prices mean more money in your pocket when you are wining and dining, shopping in the village, opening your heart to an awe-inspiring vista. 3,300 acres are at your exposure and you can tailor your trip according to your skill level. Beginner, intermediate, and expert trails are at your disposal. Rev up, pack your bags, and make Sunshine your next vacation destination.

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Top Hotels Close to Sunshine Village

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
3.5 out of 5
521 Banff Ave, Box 1070, Banff, AB
The price is CA $119 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cave and Basin National Historic ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,406 reviews)
"Awesome!"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
4 out of 5
One Sunshine Access Road, Sunshine, AB
The price is CA $276 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Situated in a national park, this lodge is within a 10-minute walk of Sunshine Village and Sunshine Meadows. Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (376 reviews)
"Fun access via gondola ... then ariving to a gorgeous lodge! Comfortable well laid out room with a balcony and direct view on sunshine slopes ! Great service 👍"

Reviewed on Apr. 24, 2021

Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Moose Hotel And Suites
Moose Hotel And Suites
3.5 out of 5
345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $179 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre, Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau, and Canadian ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (2,046 reviews)
"We have stayed at this hotel a few times and it is always fantastic."

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2021

Moose Hotel And Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Banff Park Lodge
Banff Park Lodge
3 out of 5
222 Lynx St, Banff, AB
The price is CA $116 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
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4 out of 5
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The price is CA $276 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
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3.5 out of 5
521 Banff Ave, Box 1070, Banff, AB
The price is CA $119 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
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3 out of 5
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The price is CA $125 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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4 out of 5
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The price is CA $181 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
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3 out of 5
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The price is CA $126 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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3.5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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The price is CA $429 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
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