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Sunshine Village Vacations
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Choose from more than 100 ski runs at this resort just 20 minutes from Banff.

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering skiers and riders more than 3,300 acres (1,335 hectares) of skiable terrain with 12 high-speed lifts and 111 runs. The ski season runs from early November through late May and features hiking at Sunshine Meadows between June and October. New for the 2015-16 ski season is Canada’s first heated chairlift complete with heated seats, orange bubble covers and footrests.

Sunshine Village features Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel, the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, meaning overnight guests can be the first ones on the ski lift in the morning. Many visitors also choose to make the daytrip from Banff or Calgary. Sunshine Village is a 20-minute drive from the town of Banff and 90 minutes from Calgary. Regular bus services operate from Banff and Calgary to the resort every day. Enjoy nine restaurants, various retail shops and ski rental facilities at Sunshine Village.

The resort typically receives about 30 feet (9 meters) of snow in a season and because of its unique location on the continental divide, the snow that Sunshine receives stays dry and powdery all season long.

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 skiers and snowboarders. If you’re new to the sport, or are looking for a refresh, lessons can be booked in advance or on the day of arrival. Experienced skiers can rent a guide and hit the off-piste areas, Delirium Dive and the Wild West freeride zone.

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

In the summer months, all three mountains are covered with wildflowers and offer hiking trails for all fitness levels. Guided walks and special events are available daily.

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

If you're in the mood for adventure, hit the slopes on high performance rentals and ski in the province of Alberta and British Columbia in one run. You’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of the Banff National Park and the majestic Rocky Mountains surrounding you.

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Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
4 out of 5
One Sunshine Access Road, Sunshine, AB
The price is $155 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (367 reviews)

"Excellent resort, however, could use a few upgrades, an 80’s feel. Room service meals could’ve been much better. Restaurant is mediocre, could use a Gordon Ramsay overhaul."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Moose Hotel And Suites
Moose Hotel And Suites
3.5 out of 5
345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $134 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in the heart of Banff, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,858 reviews)

"Really nice hotel. Felt safe and took all Covid procautions. Pet friendly! Great location!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Moose Hotel And Suites
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 $78 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,053 reviews)

"Quaint hotel, easy going staff, clean quiet and nice spacious underground parking."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
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Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
4 out of 5
One Sunshine Access Road, Sunshine, AB
The price is $155 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Moose Hotel And Suites
Moose Hotel And Suites
3.5 out of 5
345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is $134 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Moose Hotel And Suites
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 $78 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
Mount Royal Hotel
Mount Royal Hotel
3 out of 5
138 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB
The price is $78 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
Mount Royal Hotel
Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Banff Springs
4 out of 5
405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB
The price is $306 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Fairmont Banff Springs
The Fox Hotel and Suites
The Fox Hotel and Suites
3.5 out of 5
461 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is $102 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
The Fox Hotel and Suites
The Elk & Avenue Hotel
The Elk & Avenue Hotel
3 out of 5
333 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is $94 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
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Tunnel Mountain Resort
Tunnel Mountain Resort
3.5 out of 5
502 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1137, Banff, AB
The price is $101 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Tunnel Mountain Resort
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
300 Moutain Avenue, Banff, AB
The price is $172 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
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