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Recent awards

WATER CONSERVATION - The Silver Eagle Award for Excellence in Water Conservation by the National Ski Areas Association, which represents 326 resorts across North America.

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM - Sunshine was also named the first resort in North America to be awarded the Responsible Tourism Award from Neilson Active Holidays.

READERS' CHOICE - The record for the past 10 years shows the following results for Sunshine in the Ski Resort category of the Calgary Herald Readers' Choice Awards.    

G = Gold; W = Winner [in the top three, but not Gold]

-          2009 - G

-          2008 - G

-          2007 - W

-          2006 - G

-          2005 - G

-          2004 - G

-          2003 - G

-          2002 - W

-          2001 - G

-          2000 - W


Recent citations:


Top 10 ski resorts in Canada, from


Here's a complete list of recent awards:


The AAA awarded the Sunshine Mountain Lodge a Three-Diamond rating.


Sunshine again voted #1 Alberta ski resort by the Calgary Herald’s Reader’s Choice Gold Award. Sunshine has won the award nine times in the past 11 years.


Ski Canada awarded Sunshine Village for the Best of Skiing in Canada Award in the following categories:

  • Best Bar – Mad Trapper’s
  • Best Scene Setter
  • Best Party – Slush Cup
  • Best Looking Octogenarian – Sunshine’s 80th Anniversary
  • Best Celebrity Moment – Host to the Celebrity Sports Invitational

Voted Best Ski Hill in the Calgary area in the WestJet Up! Magazine Value Awards

Heritage Tourism Award: Sunshine Village was honoured by Banff Heritage Tourism for their unprecedented efforts to teach workers about the special environmental uniqueness of Banff National Park. Banff Heritage Tourism is a partnership between Parks Canada, the Town of Banff and Banff Lake Louise Tourism. Its mission is that every visitor experiences, and is inspired by, the authentic heritage of Banff National Park.

Sunshine ranked best in Alberta by the Canadian Ski Council Industry Recognition and Excellence Awards for “Outstanding Record of Customer Loyalty and Excellence in Customer Satisfaction”

Delirium Dive ranked in top 10 off-piste ski destinations by the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald

Sunshine ranked in top 10 for North American resorts for “Your 2008-09 Ski Trip” according to

Ski-Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine has won the Neilson Active Holidays ‘Marque of Excellence’ for Best Ski School for fifth time. More than 175,000 UK skiers and riders were surveyed, and customer satisfaction levels were higher than ever.


Voted Best Winter Activity in the 2007 Reader’s Choice Awards by the Canmore Leader

Silver Award; Finalist for Best Website; Large Enterprise by the Canadian E-Tourism Awards


Silver Eagle Award for Excellence in Water Conservation: These awards from the National Ski Areas Association are presented to ski resorts that exemplify excellence in preserving and protecting the environment.

Responsible Tourism Award from Neilson Active Holidays: Sunshine Village was the first ski and snowboard resort to receive the award in North America. (Based out of the United Kingdom, Neilson Active Holidays is part of the Thomas Cook Group. Thomas Cook has over 160 years of experience organizing holidays and is the third largest travel group in the world).

Sunshine Village’s Slush Cup was voted one of the Top 5 Spring Parties by Skiing Magazine