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Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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A beautiful, peaceful location amongst the mountains

Its a long climb up the hill from the upper station so don't be tempted to save a few dollars by not taking the bus for the first 5km. The scenery just gets better and better as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Pulborough, United Kingdom

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Its a long climb up the hill from the upper station so don't be tempted to save a few dollars by not taking the bus for the first 5km. The scenery just gets better and better as you climb and the wild flowers are beautiful, although in a few weeks time (say mid-July) they will probably be even better

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There are spectacular views and a peacefulness of the area are very inspiring. You start out with a short bus ride from the Sunshine Parking lot to the lodge area, where you can hike some gentle sloops towards sunshine meadows. The lodge has a restaurant where you can grab some snacks or more for the trail ahead. Depending on the... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Well, not quite the top, but it feels like it. One can reserve the bus which runs from the base of the Sunshine ski resort gondola to the top, taking about 15 minutes to do the climb. From there the trails fan out, and provide lovely vistas of mountain ridges and peaks. With luck the alpine meadow will be full... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wildflowers beyond belief - a must do hike - surrounded by mountains the wildflowers are truly amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Brilliant ski resort, organized, vast terrain, picturesque trees, fast lifts and gondola, fantastic restuarants on mountain. Great service. Cant wait to return to Sunshine!

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

having worked a season at Sunshine Village, it was good to go back in the summer and see it with no snow. Wow! Absolutely stunning. The terrain is so different! The walk is quite easy after the bus ride up the access road (Banff Ave Ski Out for anyone who has been there in winter). Up to Bruno's (top level... More 

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Puget Sound
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

expected crowds when we arrived at the parking area, but the mountain is expansive and opens up to three separate areas at the top, yielding wide open runs and short lift lines. Amazing views of the areas gorgeous peaks in all directions.

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hartford ct
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Enjoyed the mountain. Highly recommend ski tour with mountain guides. 3 hours. You learn the mountain and have fun skiing without thinking. True vacation!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In the summer it is best if you take the bus from Sunshine village up to the top. You can walk if you like but it is about 5K on a gravel road - Let the bus do the work. At the top it is a short hike to rock island lake. The wild flowers there are spectacular and there... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed 5 days of skiing at Sunshine. Great weather and great snow. Lots of runs to suit our ability (Intermediate) and not at all crowded. Quite often we had a whole piste completely to ourselves.

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Address: Address: Sunshine Road | Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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