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Sunshine Village Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Banff, Alberta
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 2160m
  • Ski Season: November to May
  • Mountain Range: Canadian Rockies
  • Number of Lifts: 12
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2730m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 2160m
  • Number of Slopes: 91
  • Snowboarding: Yes: 1 park and pipe
  • Cross Country (km): 100 kms

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Banff is situated in the Banff National Park, next to the Bow River in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. Don't miss the perfect overview of the area by taking a gondola ride up the side of the mountain and look down on the grizzly bears, elk and bighorn sheep that live in the alpine forests below. The local museums tells the story of the local history while the specialty boutiques in the main street make for interesting and tempting shopping. Alternatively you can take the opportunity to relax at the end of the day and unwind in the warm mineral-rich waters of the famous hot springs.

  • Languages: English French.
  • Temperatures: Ave High 40
    Ave Low 20
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
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Due to the cold winter nights, the pubs and bars are well stocked and warm. Restaurants are plentiful and the nightlife is very lively.


Sunshine Village is known for good snow falls - more that 400 inches per annum - so you can be fairly sure of getting in some good skiing. In the middle of the village is Sunshine Inn, the only ski-in/ski-out hotel in the area. There are excellent all round ski slopes, from beginners' runs at Meadow Park to Delirium Dive and Waterfall Run for the advanced skiers as well as the World Cup downhill for those with top skills and nerves. The scenery is excellent and there's a wide variety of accommodation.

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