Ski Sunshine Village

51.115452,-115.763267 - Search Nearby - Added by Mitch Pittman

The highest elevation and biggest vertical drop of any resort in the Banff area, Sunshine Village will keep you busy chasing powder all day long.

Do you like skiing wide open slopes of light, fluffy powder? How about staring off at massive, jagged peaks while you do it? Then do I have the resort for you…

Sunshine Village in the heart of Banff National Park offers something for everyone on the slopes. There are ample wide open groomers for those looking to cruise or learn, then there’s Delirium Dive and Wild West where you have to bring avalanche gear and a partner to enter the zone.

It’s higher than other nearby resorts, consistently giving it one of the longest seasons anywhere in North America and quite often a few more centimeters from any given storm.

But my favorite part of Sunshine is its layout and sheer amount of space. It takes a gondola ride to get up to the main skiing area from the parking lot, but from there you have tons of options for zones you want to ski in. You can find nearly any slope aspect to ride, which means you can pick and choose your location for the best snow on any given day – or during any time of day. This also means there’s tons of terrain to explore, so you won’t be lapping the same run all day.

Plus, given its location on the crest of the Canadian Rockies, you not only have big views in every direction – including the legendary Mount Assiniboine – you can even ski through two provinces in a single run!

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One heck of a long season

I left a waning Colorado season to ski here in late April, and it felt like mid-winter. The views are out of this world, and there's terrain for every skier ability. Favorite areas were Goat's Eye and some of the chutes off Teepee (will have to save Delirium Dive for next time!)

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