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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 877-542-2633
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07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 17:00
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Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff...

Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, and is just minutes from the mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking sitelines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization beyond the resort's leasehold.

Ski or ride in Alberta and British Columbia in one run. Sunshine Village's seven-month season stretches from early November until late May - the longest non-glacial season in Canada. The Village's altitude of 7,082 feet ensures the snow stays dry. Sunshine can receive up to nine metres (30 feet) of snow in a season, and it stays all year.

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FUN WEEKEND AT SUNSHINE MOUNTAIN LODGE

My girlfriend and I stayed out on the mountain for the weekend a couple weeks ago. We just wanted to write a review to portray our thanks and gratitude towards all staff members... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ryan P

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed out on the mountain for the weekend a couple weeks ago. We just wanted to write a review to portray our thanks and gratitude towards all staff members there. It was an AWESOME weekend of good food, good snowboarding, and good times for sure! The room was VERY nice and very well kept by the... More 

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Cambridge MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had visited this area before and recall really enjoying it, but I'm afraid that after skiing Lake Louise, I have to say that Sunshine just doesn't seem to shine (ha ha) as brightly. Yes yes, Delirium Dive and Wild West. I get it. The Dive is awesome, but it's just one feature of the mountain and, for me, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived early to get a parking spot near the gondola. The snow conditions were excellent and the queues at the lifts were short given that it was a holiday weekend. A beautiful ski hill.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We once again made out annual family trip to Sunshine Village. As always the snow was super and this year there was more than we had seen in a while. The Ski staff are always great. We stayed at our regular hillside haunt, Sunshine Village Lodge. It can't be beat. Inevitably there are always a few missteps but the staff... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My second time there was even better than the first. I know, I know, every one says every ski resort has something for everyone. This place truly does - challenging diamonds, lots of blues.... I like short steep runs - Sunshine has it! Be prepared to pay ski resort prices (nothing new).... They should at least give away water -... More 

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting Banff Sunshine Village. We appreciate your comments and will pass along to our team. All the best, More 

Hove, England
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunshine Village was my favourite ski location on a recent trip to Banff. The place is extremely well run with helpful staff throughout the ski area. The main bonus this place has is that there are rarely queues for the lifts, expecially during the weekdays. The increases the ski time that you can get each day as you aren't losing... More 

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to share you experience and we look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exciting gondola ride to the base of the mountain - the gondala takes about 15 minutes from the parking lot before you can get on a main chair lift. We got to the parking lot at 8:15 on a Friday morning, which secured us a good spot. By the end of the day, cars were lining the road and there... More 

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we're happy to hear you made it out for a powder day. We appreciate all your comments and look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, More 

Spring, Texas
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunshine Village is huge! This was only my 3rd time ever skiing and this place blew us away. There are 3 mountains to choose from. Tons of ski lifts and slopes too. There were a ton of people here (parking is a little crazy) but because the resort is so big, we never had to wait in line for the... More 

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed our resort. Hope to see you again. all the best, More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved it there! I've skied on many ski resorts and scenery here and quality of snow (fluffy and crunchy and not icy and heavy) as well as terrain were incredible. Another shocker was a price for lift ticket. I have to say that US resorts are nicer - their personnel, lodges and faster lifts but you pay 2.5 times... More 

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review about our beautiful scenery and quality of snow. Great to hear you enjoyed the value of your US dollar , it's like receiving 30% savings all the time! We look forward to seeing you again, More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive from Banff to the ski lift is not very long and very scenic. The ski lift runs in the summer which is great for getting you to the top of the surrounding hills. There is also a restaurant and bar at the top. The walk from the top is excellent and there are a number of different trails... More 

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Jason T, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Sounds like you enjoyed our summer sightseeing gondola and hiking trails. In case you haven't heard, we'll also be opening up the Sunshine Mountain Lodge this summer, we hope to see you there. All the best, More 

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