Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park just 15 minutes’ drive from the town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking views uninterrupted by any signs of civilisation beyond the resort’s leasehold. It is 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.

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 Rogers Terrain Park with more than 50 features once fully operational.

The Ski Banff/Lake Louise / Sunshine tri area pass and shuttle system with free hotel pickups is your passport to incredibly varied, hassle free skiing and boarding.

In the heart of the village, you can indulge in a variety of different dining and apres options. There are 6 village eateries to choose from, as well as mountain side dining; Creekside Bar + Grill and Java Station. Not skiing? No worries, enjoy a day full of sightseeing, spa treatments, snowshoeing, and more.

Mountain Terrain:







Skiing Hours:

9am – 4pm

Night skiing Friday and Saturday from 5pm – 9pm                                                

Summit Elevation:

2450 m

Vertical Drop:


Skiable Area:

190 hectares

Average Snowfall:

900 cm (30 ft) average per season


Snowboarder Friendly

Lift Information:

  • 2  Fixed-grip quad chairlifts
  • 1 Gondola 
  • 7 high-speed quads
  • 2 Carpets
  • Heated bubble quad


137 trails.  Longest run: 8 km (5 miles)


Gentle beginner runs and extreme big mountain runs are on offer. ‘Delirium Dive’ is named one of the top 10 off-piste destinations in the world. Sunshine offers 4 unique terrain parks; Strawberry park, Great Divide park, Grizzly park, and Springhill park.

Photo courtesy of Banff Sunshine and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism. Photo credit: Paul Zizka