Banff Sunshine

Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
  • Plenty of natural dry snow
  • Modern lifts – including a heated one
  • Longest seasons in North America (6 months)
  • Crowded on weekends and limited evening activities and dining

Banff Sunshine Ski Packages

Lodging Discount Price
The Fox Hotel and Suites
35% off $389
Inns of Banff
35% off $241
Banff Ptarmigan Inn
35% off $352

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Banff Sunshine Ski Resort is in the heart of Banff National Park, and it's beautiful. Ski Sunshine has 3,358 ac on three mountains. You start your day at Sunshine taking a gondola to the ski area base village at 7,000 ft - very European that way. Given its elevation, Sunshine has spectacular scenery and snowy mountains in all directions. Sunshine is so big you vast it encompasses skiing on both sides of the Continental Divide - Alberta and British Columbia.

Banff Sunshine

Banff SunshineLake Louise
beginner20 %25 %
intermediate55 %45 %
advanced20 %19 %
expert5 %11 %
total runs137 145
ski area3,358ac 4,200ac
summit elevation8,956ft 8,651ft
total lifts12 10
child lift ticketFree $39 CAD ($29 USD)
adult lift ticket$109 CAD ($80 USD) $104 CAD ($77 USD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall134″ 114″

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Banff Sunshine Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 13 reviews

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Very Good!4 / 5Mar 22, 2020
Banff Sunshine ReviewsDanika G.
advanced snowboarder
I love Sunshine resort! The view and runs are incredible with lots to offer. They have covered lifts to make the ride up warmer which is always nice. Delicious food options in the village area.... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Mar 22, 2019
Banff Sunshine ReviewsDrew G.
advanced skier
One of the great resorts on Canada! It's hard not to have a great time at sunshine. The weather is usually great and the terrain is great for any skier.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 14, 2018
Banff Sunshine ReviewsGabby D.
advanced snowboarder
Amazing resort! Has to be one of my favorite spots for big bowl boarding. These runs are crazy long and have different challenges along the run. I was fortunate and has blue bird days the entire time. But it was a phenomenal resort. The bus takes you from town to the mountain and back. It’s super accessible and a ton of fun.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Sep 16, 2018
Banff Sunshine ReviewsKirk T.
intermediate snowboarder
Sunshine is about an hour and a half from Calgary. I have always driven a long ways to get there (8 hours) but they do have some buses from Calgary to get there, so you could probably get from Calgary to Banff quite reasonably. Lots of times it seems Goat's Eye is a bit less busy than the main mountain. What I do love about Sunshine is that their... More
Superb!4.7 / 5May 11, 2018
Banff Sunshine ReviewsNatasha S.
intermediate snowboarder
Well organised mountain. Friendly staff. Awesome terrain. Well inputted rules for backcountry. Fun apre bars. Easy access to food. Needs a high spped hooded chair up to angel for the really cold days.... More
Superb!5 / 5Dec 06, 2017
MKMathew K.
intermediate snowboarder
It was a great resort to go to, a lot of options for all skill levels and had a great time with friends spending the weekend there. Friendly staff running the resort Also!... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 21, 2017
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder
Really fun place. Very easy to navigate your way around all of the runs as the majority of them funnel back towards the village. Goats eye runs give good options for more advanced. Lots of options for accomodation in Banff or Canmore.... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 20, 2017
BBBarbara B.
intermediate skier
Beautiful powder and groomed runs with lots of terrain to satisfy the most experienced skier. Loved true ambiance of the ski town for shopping eating and resting after a day on the mountains. The people were most friendly with a smile and service for any needs you may have. Transportation to and from the airport and the ski area was well planned... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 09, 2017
intermediate skier
I go there frequently and have been for a few years since I got back into skiing. I take my friends and family with me as well and I plan to visot as much as I can.... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 08, 2017
CBCole B.
intermediate snowboarder
Love this resort, spent an entire season here when i was 19, absolutely fell in love with the terrain and the all round atmosphere. Great food all around the resort, and great drinks. Never leave here hungry or disappointed.... More

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