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Ski Canada - Alberta

Sunshine Village Ski Resort Guide

Ski Canada - Alberta

Sunshine Village Ski Resort Guide

Sunshine Village Ski Resort Guide

Snow Dogs (very cold), Sunshine Village photo

Sunshine Village

Photo credit: RFW

At Sunshine, Sunshine Village photo

Sunshine Village

Photo credit: rd smalley

Banff Avenue, Sunshine., Sunshine Village photo

Sunshine Village

Photo credit: rd smalley

Sky Islands, Sunshine Village photo

Sunshine Village

Photo credit: RFW

Sunshine Village photo

Sunshine Village

Photo credit: Clive Warren

Slope Stats

  • 2729m

  • 1071m

  • 1658m

  • Acres of ski:3358
  • Pistes:137
  • Snowmaking:0
  • Halfpipes:0
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner20%
  • intermediate55%
  • advanced25%

Sunshine Village sits in the middle of Banff National Park and offers an excellent opportunity to ski above the tree line and see the magnificent back-country of B.C. and Alberta. In a single run, you can cross the continental divide, skiing from Alberta to B.C and back again. 100% natural cover is pretty much a certainty as Sunshine Village has an elevation and proximity to the divide that usually results in more snow here than at any other Alberta resort and, more often than not, it is the champagne powder variety! Sunshine Village boasts fantastic lift-accessed steeps and they have recently opened new free-ride zones on Goat's Eye Mountain and off the backside of Lookout Mountain, with terrain to test even the pros.


  • Nearest Airport:Calgary
  • Nearest Train Station:Edmonton
  • Tourist Office Phone:+1/403/7624421
  • Tourist Office Website:www.skibanff.com
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:9 Nov 2018
  • Season closes:20 Apr 2019
  • Lifts:10 (inc 9 chair lifts)
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Announcements & News from the Sunshine Village ski resort manager

❄️❄️❄️ Banff -Sunshine Village 2018/2019 Season ❄️❄️❄️

We’re grateful for a strong start to the 2018/19 ski season, one that has spoiled us with deep early season powder days and sunny days to take in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Gondola Winter Hours

Saturday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Getting to Banff is easy! If you're coming by air, fly into the Calgary International Airport (YYC). From the airport you can drive or hop on an airport shuttle to Banff. The town of Banff is about an hour and 30 minutes from the Calgary International Airport.

Information supplied 10 Dec 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:13 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:13 December 2018
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Variable Conditions
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2194 m)view full snow forecast

moderate snow
30 SW30
-7 °CF-Level
moderate snow
30 SW30
-6 °CF-Level
light snow
30 SW30
-5 °CF-Level

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Sunshine Village Location Maps

Sunshine Village Location Map

Visitor Reviews of Sunshine Village

Dean Dolph from Canada writes:

People always wonder how the burgers can be that bad. Just watch. The indoor restaurants follow these guidelines: take frozen sub-standard patty, place on grill, spray with water mist, cover, flip and repeat several times until sufficiently steamed..I mean fried. Year after year it's their recipe for success. I'm 55 now.

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