About Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort


Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

Since 1928, Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort has been serving up endless mountain terrain in the heart of an unspoiled wilderness.

Wide-open slopes, abundant snowfall, a village alive with spirit – all within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Sunshine Village is renowned for its lengthy season from mid-November until late May. Just 15 minutes from the resort town of Banff, Sunshine Village offers more 3,300 acres of terrain on three mountains, with an average annual snowfall of more than nine metres (30 feet).  

The broad range of runs vary from family friendly green to the world-famous double-black Delirium Dive. 
Its unique village location on the Continental Divide at 2,200 metres (7,200 feet) ensures Champagne powder conditions last until its legendary end-of-year party, the Slush Cup, on May 23, 2016.

We call it Canada’s Best Snow.


INCREDIBLE SCENERY JUST 90 MINUTES FROM CALGARY

Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, yet just 15 minutes' drive from the cozy mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking site lines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization beyond the resort's leasehold. It's possible to ski in two provinces - 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.

It's truly Canada’s Best Snow. The resort features more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from gentle, inviting beginner runs all the way up to the most extreme big mountain runs. Delirium Dive has been named one of the 10 top off-piste destinations in the world. The resort also features the massive 12-acre Divide Terrain Park with more than 50 features once fully operational.

The resort also features 12 lifts, including nine superlifts, and a high-speed gondola.

 

Sunshine Village Facts & Stats

Average snowfall: 30 feet annually (364 inches/925 cms)

Length of season: Mid November to late May (weather permitting)
 

Vertical rise: 3,514 feet/1,070 metres

Base elevation: 5,440 feet/1,658 metres

Top elevation: 8,954 feet/2,730 metres

Skiable area: 3,358 acres

Number of lifts: 12 Lifts

Terrain breakdown: 
• 20% Beginner
• 55% Intermediate
• 25% Expert