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“Worst food/service at an expensive price” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village
Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 877-542-2633
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$83*
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Activities: Skiing
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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.
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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“Worst food/service at an expensive price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at the village hotel, went out for a nice meal(or so we thought) at the Eagles Nest. Upon ordering, found our Calamari to be anything but well prepared, as far as we could tell it was from a bag and then deep fried, and by the time the poor service got us our meals, it was anything but "FINE DINING". Our entree was ok, nothing great and our service as mentioned was anything but "Fine", as for pricing of this, it was in our mind nothing better than a meal at Denny's at 2am.... Our complete meal was about $200 and we felt that once they have you on the hill, you really have no other options.

We also went for breakfast at the same spot, the buffet was almost empty and anything that was there was cold. We actually went up, put food on our plates and went to eat, once we noticed it was cold, not warm, cold, we told the waitress that we would like to order something. We had to get up to go to the computer to interrupt our waitresses' conversation with a fellow waiter and grabbed our own menus. We then walked back up to order, after we removed our own plates of cold food, and we did enjoy the egg's benedict, it was a very good meal but service was brutal and the buffet was even more brutal.

Overall, we will continue to go to the hill and snowboard/ski and enjoy beers in the lounges but as far as staying here or eating at the resort, we will pass.

Visited December 2012
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“Best ski resort ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

You just cant beat Sunshine for sheer size , variety of runs and amount of ski lifts . Can't wait to go back and will dream about those beautiful runs.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A little crowded but AMAZING mountain !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

i went there today January first. Normal that it is crowded but what an amazing resort !!!!!! I can<t compare it to anything i have seen so far !!! it is a MUST !!! Amazing view. I will definately go back in less touristic times !! Cheers !

Visited January 2013
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Westchester County, NY
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“Heavenly experience at Sunshine Village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We skied Sunshine Village during our Xmas break. The views were absolutely stunning. There were hardly any people on the slopes before Xmas day. Afterwards, it became busy, but the skiers are so scattered across the vast terrain that it never felt crowded. The conditions were excellent and the place has a vast variety of different trails.

Visited December 2012
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“The best fun you can have with your clothes on (and plenty of them too!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

From novices to experts there is something for everyone here. Don't be put off by the lineup for the car park if you are driving, the crowds disappear on the mountain. I would recommend paying the extra (or free if you have Tri area lift pass) for the transfer coach from Banff. Skied with family over the Christmas break/Boxing week, and although busy it was clear and safe on the runs, not to say beautiful! Well worth the trip!

Visited December 2012
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