Banff Sunshine

Closed
Sunshine village
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Overall

4.5

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.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Banff Sunshine vs
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 (£22 GBP)
adult lift ticket$109 CAD (£62 GBP) $104 CAD (£59 GBP)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall134″ 109″

Banff Sunshine Reviews

Superb

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Superb!

4.7 / 5

May 09, 2018
Natasha S. Natasha 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 / 5

Dec 05, 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 / 5

Nov 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 / 5

Nov 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 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
JJoel
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 / 5

Nov 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
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
ALAndrew L.
advanced skier
Unfortunately had poor snowfall in the few weeks leading up to my visit, but otherwise had a great season. Good snow quality when we did have snow and fun layout of the resort. Good off posted opportunities... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Mar 22, 2008
NNelson
Very friendly locals, Sunshine Village was absolutely gorgeous, open terrain (less traffic), exchange rate value, shopping area was great.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Aug 21, 2007
SShirley
I stayed at the Banff Springs Resort, and the hotel is like a museum. There is as much to do inside the hotel (including bowling) as there is outside.
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