Family Getaway

Sunshine Village provides the backdrop for an unforgettable winter holiday

January 28, 2014

With its picturesque location in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and serene setting with gondola-only access, the Sunshine Mountain Lodge sets the stage for an unforgettable alpine experience.

Daily commuting, packing lunches and getting kids to after-school activities can take a back burner to abundant powder, white-tipped trees and 360 degree panoramic mountain views in the heart of a world class ski resort. Families can enjoy a quintessential winter holiday while spending valuable time together.

With the first chairlift mere steps from the resort’s Sunshine Mountain Lodge, skiers and riders can experience first tracks then come back to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. With Banff National Park’s only ski-in, ski-out accommodation, here’s a short list of a few great things families can do at the resort:

1. Take a private ski or snowboard lesson for the entire family. Turn a learning experience into family time, while exploring 3,358 acres of skiable terrain with a knowledgeable ski instructor.

2. Feel like sleeping in? Or delving into a great read in front of the in-room fireplace? Why not put the kids in a ski lesson or take advantage of Sunshine’s Tiny Tiger ski and play programs, while mom and dad get a little R&R inside the upscale mountain lodge.

3. Soak weary bones after a satisfying ski day in the region’s largest outdoor hot tub. Immerse yourself in the relaxing water while watching snowflakes gently fall around you.

4. Take care of your body following a successful day on the slopes. The Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers restorative yoga classes on Saturday evenings, in addition to weekend retreats.  Relax, unwind and rejuvenate for another successful day on the slopes.

5. Experience an authentic mountain tradition by snowshoeing through untouched powder. Take a guided tour through the magnificent natural surroundings and explore the natural bounty of the resort with the resort’s Canadian Signature Experience.   

6. Explore the mountain after dark with a scavenger hunt through the village. Then cozy up in the lodge with whipped cream-topped hot chocolates in time for movie night at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge game room.

For more information about the Sunshine Mountain Lodge and Sunshine Village Resort call us at 1-87-Ski-Banff (1-877-542-2633) or explore www.skibanff.com

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