We stayed for the week for our anniversary. Upon the arrival to the base we were allowed to park in the closer VIP lot. We were able to check right in and opted to take our luggage with us up the gondola to the lodge. We were offered the option to have our luggage brought up for us. Dress for the gondola ride cause it can be cold.
The room was nice and clean. The humidifier was a necessity. The bed and pillows were comfortable. There aren't any refrigerators in the room but you can bring dry goods to snack on during your stay.
There are several restaurants up on the hill but the dinner food selection was fairly limited which is understandable since everything has to be brought up via gondola or Sunshine Suzy.
There are more selections available for food during breakfast and lunch.
The food is reasonably priced especially for being up on hill all week. The food portions were big and we even had to split several meals.
Each guest who stays at lodge gets a complimentary locker for gear.
The ski area is truely ski in and ski out. There are several flat spots on the mountain but after going down the runs one time, you figure out where they are and adjust accordingly. The skiing area was large enough that we never waited in line for a chair lift and weren't bored after skiing the same resort for four days. The views were awesome. Taking the continental divide chairlift is a must even if you aren't a excellent skiier.
The large outdoor hot tub and indoor sauna were a big hit after long cold days skiing.
I can't say enough about how friendly the entire staff was. From the time we arrived until the time we departed, they were phenomenal. We always felt as though the staff were going out of their way to make sure everything was taken care of. The day of our departure it was too cold for the gondola to run in the morning. Since we had a flight to catch, they were more than willing to give us a ride down the mountain in Sunshine Suzy.
Thanks for a great week, wish we lived closer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies in Canada's oldest and most famous national park, this eco-boutique hotel delivers extraordinary luxury surrounded by breathtaking scenery. It is place unlike anything you have ever experienced.World-famous dining. Opulent rooms . Friendly, courteous staff. Outside, a sky so full of stars you won't believe your eyes. And some of the best skiing you'll ever find, just footsteps from your room. The Sunshine Mountain Lodge is the ONLY ski-in, ski-out hotel in the Mountain National Parks. It offers casual and fine dining, the area's largest hot tub, spa services and family friendly activities. Our new West Wing offers rooms with in-floor heating, jetted tubs, large-screen LCD TVs, all in a rustic mountain theme. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Mountain Hotel Banff
- Sunshine Mountain Resort
- Sunshine Village Inn