The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 4 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 4 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 2 out of 5
  • Convenience 1 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 1 out of 5
  • Apres ski 2 out of 5
  • Off-slope 5 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise, covered by the Tri-area pass

Key facts

Resort2160 m
Slopes1630-2730 m
Lifts26
Pistes7748 acres
Price index150

Sunshine Village

Canada

Sunshine Village

The upside

  • Spectacular high-mountain scenery – quite unlike the Colorado Rockies
  • Excellent snow and long season
  • Good-value lodging in Banff, or splendid isolation staying mid-mountain

The downside

  • Drive or bus ride from Banff, followed by a long access gondola
  • Most lifts/runs are of limited vertical
  • Can be very cold
  • Long queues at weekends
  • Limited lodging at the Village

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Summary

Most people skiing Sunshine are based in Banff, a 20-minute bus-ride away – though you can stay at the main mid-mountain lift base. It’s a long gondola ride from the valley, so staying up here saves a lot of wasted time each day. It’s an isolated, tiny place, so you need to be sure you like that kind of thing. The slopes offer varied terrain, excellent snow and grand scenery.

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The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 4 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 4 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 2 out of 5
  • Convenience 1 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 1 out of 5
  • Apres ski 2 out of 5
  • Off-slope 5 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise, covered by the Tri-area pass

Key facts

Resort2160 m
Slopes1630-2730 m
Lifts26
Pistes7748 acres
Price index150