TRAVEL – Sunshine Village Opens for Ski Season

Sunshine Village in the Canadian Rockies boasts Canada's best snow
Sunshine Village in the Canadian Rockies boasts Canada's best snow

BANFF, Alberta TRAVEL – Banff Sunshine Village kicked off its 2018/19 Ski and Snowboard Season today, Friday November 9th.  To welcome the return of winter fun, eager skiers and snowboarders arrived in mass to make their first carve of the ski season.

Banff Sunshine, the premier ski and snowboard resort in the Canadian Rockies, opened four chairlifts, two magic carpets, and one gondola for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. The Banff bases resort opened with the most ski and snowboard terrain ready for guests to ski of any resort in North America.

Sunshine’s first chair of the 2018/19 Ski Season was greeted with a welcomed cheer form guests eagerly awaiting fresh turns in Canada’s Best Snow. Chairlifts now open at Banff Sunshine for guests to ski and ride are Wawa, Strawberry, Jackrabbit, and Wolverine. For guests new to snow sports, Sunshine’s ski and snowboard schools are open, as is the resort’s learning area.

For skiers and snowboarders eager to get their park flow back, the Banff resort has opened a 17 rail and box feature terrain park on Strawberry.

In honour of Banff Sunshine’s opening weekend, the resort is offering free skiing to all NATO military and veterans.

Discounted lift ticket prices are in effect until more terrain opens up. At present, adult lift tickets are $79+ GST for a full day and $65+ GST for an afternoon ticket. Sunshine Super Cardholders get an extra discount when visiting the resort early this season. For more information on pricing, visit

Sunshine Village in the Canadian Rockies boasts Canada's best snow
Sunshine Village in the Canadian Rockies boasts Canada’s best snow

“It’s a thrill to be open for winter! Guests today were delighted with our early season snow conditions,” says Kendra Scurfield, Brand and Communications Manager at Banff Sunshine. “In the festive spirit, we rang in the opening day with fresh snow-fetti falling from the sky. A sure sign of much more powder to fall throughout the season.”

Also, now open at Banff Sunshine, is Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff’s only ski in, ski out hotel.

Banff Sunshine Village is now open daily for skiing and snowboarding from now, until May 20th, 2019.

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