Wednesday, March 31

It's April 1st, and you know what that means!

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Mar 31, 2021

It's April 1st, and you know what that means!



This season, we at Banff Sunshine Village have heeded the advice of our countries top doctors. Since the beginning of our 2020/21 ski and snowboard season our number one goal has been to provide a safe and healthy place for our guests to recreate outdoors this winter. At Banff Sunshine, we strongly believe that outdoor recreation is essential for mental health and wellbeing.  

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, effective April 1st, 2021, we at Banff Sunshine Village have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our BC border to skiers and snowboards who are not BC residents.  Our decision to pause inter-provincial skiing is a result of the rise in variant cases throughout Canada. 


Effective April 1st, 2021, all skiers and snowboarders hoping to ride Great Divide Express must show proof of BC residency – such as a valid BC driver’s license or recent paystub. Starting April 1st, 2021, we will have security teams stationed at the base of our Great Divide Express actively checking for a valid proof of BC residency. Our security teams will also be stationed at the top of Standish, on Boundary Bowl and in our Great Divide Terrain Park. With the closure of our Great Divide Terrain Park to all non-BC residents, we encourage our Albertan park riders to get creative in our Strawberry Park, our Wolverine Kids Play Park or our newly opened Grizzly Park.


For the ease of navigation around our resort, off of Angel Express, we will have clearly marked, “Alberta Residents This Way,” detour signs up to direct and re-route our Albertan guests around and away from our BC intersections.


As the vast majority of our resort is in Alberta, we do not foresee our temporary BC closure having a large impact on our resort's operation. From all of us at Banff Sunshine Village, we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy Canadas best spring skiing on the slopes of Banff Sunshine Village.





… Just Kidding! Happy April Fools from Banff Sunshine Village!


Now, just to be clear we at Banff Sunshine Village are wide open (BC side included) and operating with strict covid protocols and procedures in place to help keep our mountain safe and healthy.


*Please note our April 1st video and concept was produced and filmed prior to the BC Public Health Order announced March 29th. We wish all our resort friends a safe and healthy finish to their 2020/21 ski and snowboard season. 


Click here to view our April Fools videos from previous years!