We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunshine Village

Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 877-542-2633
Website
Improve this listing
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, and is just minutes from the mountain town of Banff. Three... more » Owner description: Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, and is just minutes from the mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking sitelines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization beyond the resort's leasehold. Ski or ride in 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. « less
Write a Review

190 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    118
    48
    15
    7
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The skiing in Alberta and the Canadian Rockies is world-class and Sunshine is a place you can't miss. Starting with a beautiful gondola ride to the middle of the mountain where the lodge is, it offers the ability to ski in two different properties as well as the continental divide. Jaw-dropping views, fabulous skiing and world-class service. Need I say... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindsay G, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a glowing review of our resort, Matt! We agree that the views are spectacular at Sunshine and it’s so nice to hear that the service was world-class—this is something we strive to offer to all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the 2014-15 ski season – it’s just around the... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Having skied throughout Europe and North America for 45 years, I believe this is one of the very best alongside Deer Valley, Northstar at Lake Tahoe and Cervinia in Italy. Hospitable staff, no lift queues, well designed range of runs and within reach of the main hotels. Oh and great in good weather. Enjoy Mx

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindsay G, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the high praise, Martin. Comparing us to those other world-class resorts is quite a compliment! We are so happy to hear that you found our employees friendly and helpful—this is the experience we do our best to provide to all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sunshine Village again very... More

Teesside
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Some great challenging runs with lots of variety of terrain. Suitable for all levels of skier. The gondola up is a bit of a drag (pardon the pun) but well worth it. Love goat's eye mountain!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindsay G, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our resort, Maria. We pride ourselves on having something for all abilities and I’m so glad you agree. Goat’s Eye Mountain happens to be my favourite place to ski as well. Looking forward to welcoming you back for an epic 2014-15 ski season! Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher, Sunshine Village Communications... More

West Menlo Park, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took the shuttle bus up to Sunshine Meadows. There is a great hike around several alpine lakes that also has meadows of wild flowers in the summer. Bring a lunch and stop at a lake to enjoy the awesome views. It is an easy hike as the bus brings you up in elevation so families with younger children could... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindsay G, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Hello Sylvialuna, We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your day hiking at Sunshine Meadows-- we agree that it is not to be missed. So happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of the great weather we’ve had and the beautiful wildflower views. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

Saskatoon, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent facilities. I was a first time skier and had a good instructor . the restaurant was good too. Toilets were clean

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tanya O, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about our resort, PremanCanada! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher, Sunshine Village Communications team More

Canmore, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

To the Sunshine Ski Resort Staff: On behalf of the Rocky Mountain Racers Ski Team, I would like to extend an enormous and heartfelt thank-you the Sunshine staff for allowing our ski team to use your facilities this spring and for grooming us a beautiful track to use for cross-country ski training. Rocky Mountain Racers is a team made up... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tanya O, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this lovely review—we are thrilled to be able to provide a place for talented Canadian athletes to train throughout the year. We value this feedback greatly and look forward to welcoming the Rocky Mountain Racers back to Sunshine Village in the 2014-15 ski season! Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher, Sunshine Village Communications team More

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been skiing here for almost 50 years and without a doubt the spring of 2014 was the best conditions and weather that I have experienced in 35 years.February snow with mild but never sweat inducing weather in the first week of April. Unbelievable. No doubt that I'll be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tanya O, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Wow—what a wonderful review of our resort. Thank you for the kind words! We are known for exceptional powder during the spring and are so glad you were able to come out to experience the great conditions. Looking forward to welcoming you back for your 51st season in November 2014. Best regards, Tanya Otis, Manager of Communications, Sunshine Village More

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We are very early career skiers and took our 5 year old with us for her first turn. We had a 2 hour lesson for her and then skied our lives away for a few days. The green runs are sensational and the powder even in November was fine. We could do wah wah time and time again and it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tanya O, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about our resort. I am so happy to hear that the weather was great during your visit in November and I am so glad that you enjoyed the runs off the Wawa chairlift—it’s one of my favourite lifts at Sunshine. Congrats on your five year old learning to ski--... More

Sydney, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We have been to loads of places around this small globe and Sunshine is right up there with the best ! We stayed in Banff for 2 weeks in March 2014 and went to Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Norquay. Forget Norquay unless you only have a couple of hours. Lake Louise is awesome irrespective of your level, skier or boarder... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tanya O, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words about our resort! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Sunshine Village in March and are planning a trip back next year. It’s great to hear that you were also able to experience our great variety of runs, friendly staff and fantastic snow. We look forward to welcoming you back again next... More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I Love Sunshine - It Has it All Loved our repeat visit to Sunshine after a two year hiatus. Spend three days at the resort skiing with our entire extended family which includes a Level Three ski instructor and a Level Four snowboard instructor. We experienced excellent weather and snow conditions, hardly any line-ups on the mountain, and a wide... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tanya O, Manager at Sunshine Village, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about our resort! We pride ourselves on offering something for the whole family with our large variety of ski trails and terrain available to all ability levels. Although I am sorry to hear that you were less-than-impressed with your rental shop experience, this will give us an opportunity to... More

Travelers who viewed Sunshine Village also viewed

Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies
Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies
 
Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies
Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies
 

Been to Sunshine Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing