Sunshine Village ski holidays
Established in 1893 the Canadian ski resort Sunshine Village lies at 1658 metres altitude in the Alberta region of the Canadian Rockies. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2730m the area is snow sure. Over 2 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 0km of trails, which equates to around 1 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Sunshine Village is Calgary at a distance of 135km or approximately 150 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to May.
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Skiing in Sunshine Village
107 pistes and trails means approximately 78km of runs. 12 Sunshine Village lifts have capacity to transport 20050 per hour. The longest run in the Canadian ski resort is over 8km.
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Rating for skiing gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Sunshine Village
Of the 12 ski lifts, 2 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Sunshine Village is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Sunshine Village Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
7 apres ski bars 10 restaurants 1 bowling 0 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 2 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities (Many facilities, including over 60 bar/restaurants in Banff including Arts Centres, Bowling, Discothèques, Galleries, Theatres).
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Sunshine Village" by any other name
The Canadian resort is also known as Sunshine Goat's Eye, Lookout, Standish and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Sunshine Village slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Sunshine Village has slopes facing N S E W.
Rating for snow gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
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