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1-87-SKI-BANFF (1-877-542-2633) to reserve your hotel package at Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard resort.

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Sunshine Village is located in Banff National Park, just an hour and a half from Calgary, Alberta. Getting there from the Calgary International Airport is a snap by car or coach.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS   [click to expand]

From the Calgary International Airport: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes

  1. Take Barlow Trail South to 16th Avenue West.
  2. Exit right (west) on 16th avenue, this road will turn into the Trans Canada Highway #1.
  3. Continue along this highway until you reach the gates for Banff National Park. At the park gates you will be required to purchase a Park Pass for the vehicle.
  4. After the gates you will continue west on the Highway for approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Take the Exit for Sunshine Village (right) and continue up the access road until you reach the base area for Sunshine Village.
AIR TRAVEL   [click to expand]

Calgary International Airport is served by non-stop flights from major cities throughout the world including London, Frankfurt, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Denver and Salt Lake City. Banff Central Reservations can book your car rental for you either as part of a vacation package or on its own. Call 1-877-542-2633 or click here.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICES   [click to expand]

Calgary International Airport - Sunshine Village

The Banff Airporter is the official airport shuttle provider of Sunshine Village and the best way to get to and from Calgary Airport. Banff Airporter offers 10 transfers daily between Calgary Airport and Banff and Canmore. Banff Airporter also offers 10 transfers daily between Canmore and Banff as well as private transportation from Canmore and Banff right to Sunshine Village. Reservations are required; please book online or call 1-888-449-2901.

Calgary and Canmore - Sunshine Village

Sunshine Coach offers a convenient trip from Calgary and Canmore to Sunshine Village. With daily departures from several locations during the ski season the coach will provide you a comfortable and convenient way to get to the resort. There are combined bus & lift ticket rates available as well as discounted bus rates for season pass holders and Sunshine Marmot card holders. For more information on pick up times and locations or to book your seat visit the Sunshine Coach website or call 1-866-666-6Bus or 1(403)241-8314.

BANFF TO SUNSHINE VILLAGE   [click to expand]

The Sunshine Village shuttle bus operates between the town of Banff and Sunshine Village Resort. There are pickup points convenient for all the hotels in Banff with times to suit early powder hounds or the more leisurely late skier. There are return trips back to Banff throughout the afternoon. Visitors holding a tri-area lift ticket (typically included in hotel packages or available from Sunshine Village Resort) get free use of the shuttle otherwise the following prices are in effect:

Adult round trip: $15.00
Adult one-way: $10.00
Child round trip: $10.00
Child one-way: $6.00

Weather Conditions

Sunshine Village is famous for its mild temperatures during mid to late-season. In late April and May, you can ski or snowboard in a T-shirt. Throughout the majority of the season, temperatures remain moderately below freezing. However, early season conditions can be quite cold, so it’s important to dress for the temperatures. To see the latest on regional conditions, click here

Gondola Hours

Sunshine Village’s high-speed eight-passenger gondola whisks guests from the base area parking lot up to the village in just 17 minutes. Please note gondola hours as there's no access to the hotel outside of these hours. For non-skiers or non-snowboarders, gondola only tickets are available.

Saturday – Thursday:  8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 10:00pm


At Sunshine Village, we work and play in the heart of Banff National Park, an area so special, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recent Environmental Awards:

  • 2006 Silver Eagle Award for Excellence in Water Conservation
  • 2006 The first resort in North America to be awarded the Responsible Tourism Award from Neilson Active Holidays
  • 2008: Heritage Tourism Award by Banff Heritage Tourism for our unprecedented efforts to teach workers about the environmental uniqueness of Banff National Park