Altitude: 1658-2730 Meters

Sunshine Village Banff in short

  • Long, sunny seasons with average yearly snowfall around 10m
  • Short lift queues
  • Modern facilities with mostly high-speed quad chairs

Sunshine Village is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, straddling the Continental Divide and just 15 minutes from Banff. You can’t beat the views of the surrounding mountains, notably Mt. Assiniboine, dubbed the "Canadian Matterhorn". Slopes at Sunshine Village reach an altitude of almost 3000m, some of the highest in Canada. The ski area has a vertical rise of over 1000m which gets doused in piles of the light, dry champagne powder for which the Rockies are famous.

The average annual snowfall at Sunshine Village is a whopping 9 metres, so the ski area definitely has enough powder to go around! With ample terrain spread over three mountains (Goat's Eye, Lookout and Mount Standish) and accessible off-piste options, this is a dream Canadian ski destination. While there is a small village at the ski area base with ski-in, ski-out options, many visitors to Sunshine Village choose to stay at nearby Banff and take advantage of the location to explore the beautiful natural surroundings in the world-famous Banff National Park. Sunshine Village is less than a 2-hour drive from Calgary International Airport, which has direct flights to the UK.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Sunshine Village Banff


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Additional information

Blue slopes21 km Drag lifts0Start of the season
Red slopes59 km Chair lifts9End of the season
Black slopes27 km Gondola lifts1Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude1658 m
Total107 km Capacity20000 Pers./HourMax. altitude2730 m

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Skiing at Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village boasts a variety of skiing spread over three mountains, ranging from dedicated beginners’ areas to challenging intermediate runs and gladed trails. Expert skiers can try their hand at the award-winning extreme off-piste routes in the Delirium Dave and Wild West areas. Sunshine Village offers lessons in off-piste skiing if you want to brush up your backcountry skills and avalanche awareness before setting out on your own. Park rats can practise their skills in the Great Divide Terrain Park, suitable for all levels. If you want to get the most out of your trip to Banff, book a tour with a Sunshine Snow Host, who will show you all the best-kept secrets. Ski and snowboard lessons are available for all levels. Sunshine Village offers a combined lift pass that gives you access to the nearby Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise ski areas, joined to Sunshine Village by a free shuttle. New in the 2015-16 season is the Teepee Town XL, Canada’s first heated chairlift.

Off-piste & freestyle in Sunshine Village Banff

Snow parks 1Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Sunshine Village CAD 245.25 CAD 634.00

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Sunshine Village CAD 245.25 CAD 634.00

Snow report
Sunshine Village Banff

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The information applies for the ski area of Sunshine Village. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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