Sunshine Village Banff National Park

Sunshine Village, Banff, AB, Canada



Early November to Early May

About Sunshine Village, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Located in Banff National Park, Sunshine village is one of the three ski resorts in the Banff National Park. With an annual snow fall of about 9 m, snow ‘packing’ happens only during the start of the season. It has 12 lifts including high speed gondolas and 2 magic carpets.

Of the total ski terrain spread over Goat’s eye Mountain,Lookout Mountain and Mount Standish, beginner terrain is 20%, intermediate terrain is 55% and Expert terrain 25%. Delirium Dive and Wild West, Canada’s most difficult terrains, is in Sunshine village and requires the skier to carry avalanche transceiver, shovel,collapsible avalanche probes and should have a partner.


What to do at Sunshine Village ?

Things to do at Sunshine Village

1. Ski at any terrain of your choosing –Sunshine Village Trail maps.

2. Ski or snowboard at the Rogers terrain park which can be accessed via the Continental Divide chair lift, on Lookout Mountain, the Angel Express.

3. Snowshoe: Go on guided snowshoeing above the tree line.

4. Go on free tour of the mountain with Snow hosts to explore the ski area.

5. Learn Skiing & Snowboarding at Ski & Snowboard School.

6. Participate in one of the many events held in the resort like Slush cup.

7. If you don’t ski or snowboard, get a sightseeing ticket and experience 360 degree winter scenery views in Canadian Rockies.

Sunshine Village in summer

Go on Hikes at the Sunshine meadows.

How much to enjoy Sunshine Village ?

Admission/fees Sunshine Village

2020 Regular Priced Lift Tickets

Adult (18-64)

Youth (13-17)

Senior (65+)

Child (6-12)

Full Day








Above rates do not include GST.

Tiny Tiger (5 and under): Free

Sightseeing:$30 to $44

For more details about season passes, multiday tickets, see the website.

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Coupons & Discount Deals for Sunshine Village

AMA offers reduced rates for lift tickets for its members.

If you are planning on visiting Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise Ski resort in addition to Sunshine village, SkiBig3 Lift Tickets are the best option.

Rates – Snowshoeing at Sunshine Village/Meadows –

$109 per person plus tax (no child price available)
Minimum of 4 people required to confirm the trip. Not suitable for children under 12 years old.

When to visit Sunshine Village ?

Sunshine Village Ski Hours / timing

Ski Conditions : Web cam

Season :

  • Early November to May (Weather dependent)

Sunshine Village Gondola Hours

Saturday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Sunshine Village Chair Lift Hours

Daily: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jackrabbit: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sunshine Village Base Area Services (during season)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day during the ski and snowboard season.

Who all can go to Sunshine Village ?

Everybody. Child care available for young ones.

Snowshoeing: 12+

How to get to Sunshine Village?

Sunshine Village Location/directions

Take exit toward Sunshine from Trans Canada Highway, travel onto Range Rd 130A/ sunshine road. Travel on sunshine road for 8.5 km to reach the resort.

Free shuttle service with tri-area lift tickets.
Shuttle services from major Banff hotels to sunshine village – Dor schedules see the website.
Sunshine Coach picks up visitors from 4 locations in Calgary & 1 in Canmore. Reservation required. 403-241-0443

GPS : 51.111282,-115.780792

How long will it take to see/ski Sunshine Village ?

Depends on Interest – 2 hours to days.

Snowshoeing duration

Approx. 3 1/2 hours from the Sunshine Village Parking lot with an actual snowshoeing time of Approx. 2 – 2 1/2 hours.

What about Amenities, accessibility & parking?

Shops, & Restaurant.

Change area, washrooms, picnic area at Creekside building.

Onsite Lodging at Sunshine Mountain Lodge.



Parking available.

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