Sunshine Village Ski Resort, Banff, AB

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Sunshine Village Ski Resort near Banff, Alberta & Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging & webcams. The ski resort is southwest of the town of Banff, in Banff National Park. It shares the distinction of being one of three ski resorts (Lake Louise Ski Resort, Mt Norquay Ski […]

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Sunshine Village Ski Resort near Banff, Alberta & Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging & webcams. The ski resort is southwest of the town of Banff, in Banff National Park. It shares the distinction of being one of three ski resorts (Lake Louise Ski Resort, Mt Norquay Ski Area, Sunshine Village Ski Resort) that are located within the Banff National Park and is part of what is known simply as, SkiBig3. Entry to the Sunshine Village Ski Resort is rather unique in that it is accessed via a gondola that leaves the parking area and makes the approximate 10 minute journey to the first stop on the ride – Goat’s Eye Mountain. From there, a short 8-minute ride will take you to the Upper Village; on a clear day you will an absolutely amazing view of the Rocky Mountains. Have your camera ready!


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On the Slopes

  • Sunshine Village Ski Resort is made up of three mountain faces. Mount Standish is a favourite with intermediate skiers and snowboarders while Lookout Mountain and Goat’s Eye Mountain will test your abilities as these are advanced terrain areas. Use Caution!
  • Sunshine Village Ski Resort offers over 3300 acres of skiable terrain, everything from gentle beginner runs to extreme big mountain options such as Delirium Dive and Wild West, which are extreme off-piste areas. You must meet all safety requirements before entering. Enjoy the ride!
  • When on Lookout Mountain you may want to take advantage of the fact that you can ski or ride in several provinces, Alberta and British Columbia, on the same run.
  • Sunshine Village Resort is home to a massive 12 acre Terrain Park with approximately 50 features to keep you challenged, no matter your ability level.
  • First time visiting the Sunshine Village Ski Resort, need an introduction to the mountains, check out the free Snow Hosts service for intermediate skiers and riders. Tours gather outside the Old Sunshine Lodge, daily just before noon.

Off the Slopes

  • Sunshine Village Ski Resort offers the only ski-in/ski-out accommodation of the 3 ski areas located in Banff National Park. The village is car-free and hosts breathtaking, picture perfect views all set in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • As an alternative, the town of Banff is located only a short distance away and has even more choice of accommodation and lots of shopping and dining options to choose from. Spend a day walking the main street of this quaint, authentic town surrounded by wonderful scenery.
  • When your day on the slopes at the Sunshine Village Ski Resort is complete, you will discover many non-mountain activities to fill your evening, including various dining choices, shopping, restorative yoga and relaxing spa treatments.
  • Have a day away from the slopes but still want to be outdoors, try a snowshoe tour and explore all the natural surroundings that make this area incredible. Remember, a camera is a must to capture your day!

On the Slopes

Off the Slopes

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3514 ft / 1071 m

Base Elevation:
5440 ft / 1658 m

Summit Elevation:
8954 ft / 2729 m

Skiable Area:
3358 acres

Average Snowfall:
360 in / 915 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 115

Beginner: 23 (20%)

Intermediate: 63 (55%)

Advanced: 20 (17%)

Expert: 9 (8%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Calgary AB , 95mi / 152km

Nearest Major City:
Calgary AB, 89mi / 143km

Nearest Town/City:
Banff AB, 12mi / 18km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 9 to May 21

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 12

Gondolas: 1

Express Quad Chairs: 7

Quad Chairs: 2

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Calgary Intl Airport  (YYC)
Distance: 95 mi / 152 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-877-542-2633

Direct Phone: 403-762-6525

Snow Phone: 403-277-7669

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation