Sunshine Village Ski Resort  

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Overview by Claire Walter

Sunshine Village has the Banff area's only slopeside lodging, featuring a small, high-mountain village surrounded by ski slopes. To reach the village (cars are prohibited), skiers and snowboarders ride a six- passenger gondola from the parking lot. Skiing began back in 1928 in the vast Sunshine Village bowl, which offers all levels of terrain. Today, Goat's Eye Mountain supplements this snow-sure aerie. Served by the world's fastest high-speed chairlift and boasting some of North America's most surefire challenging terrain, Goat's Eye has put Sunshine on the map.

Vertical Drop
3514 feet
20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced
Number of Lifts
Mid-November to Late May
Closest Airport

Weather for Sunshine Village, CA

Current Conditions:
Fair, 12 F
Mon - Sunny. High: 43 Low: 21
Tue - Sunny. High: 42 Low: 25
Wed - Mostly Sunny. High: 42 Low: 26
Thu - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 44 Low: 31
Fri - Mostly Cloudy. High: 41 Low: 26

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Traveler Reviews of Sunshine Village

John rates Sunshine Village
I spent a week in Banff and skied all three areas available, Sunshine Village was the most interesting.Start with the gondola from the parking lot and after changing lifts a few times you are at the top of the Canadian Rockies.Vistas are fantastic and the snow conditions seem to always be perfect.This place is like a little alpine village. Many nice cruising trails and some very challenging trails also.I will definitely go back to Banff. Of all the places I have skied....Banff is THE BEST. Pros: Short lines, Well maintained, Good tours. Cons: Bad location.
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