Thursday, February 15

Family Fun at Banff Sunshine Village!

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Feb 15, 2018

Family Fun at Banff Sunshine Village!

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Why Families LOVE Skiing and Snowboarding Banff Sunshine Village


As Canadian's, we grow up looking forward to our annual family ski trip. The one holiday of the year where siblings can take their rivalry to the slopes by proving theirs on snow prowess. For parents,  with the little ones in ski lessons, the annual ski trip is a time for mom and dad to relax and have some fun of their own exploring the varying terrain of the Canadian Rockies.  


Banff Sunshine Village has been a favorite family "ski-cation" destination for 90 years. Families just can't get enough of our world famous snow, our terrain that offers something for everyone, and our friendly resort feels. When we ask families what they're looking for in a ski-destination, they always respond the same. They want snow, terrain, friendly bigger area, slopeside accommodations, apres ski activities, an excellent ski school, and warm feel. 


In their words, "that's why they choose Sunshine time and again."


What Makes Sunshine the Perfect Family Ski-Destination?


1. Our Snow:  

Banff Sunshine Village is famous for being home to Canada's Best Snow. Snow is a certainty at Banff Sunshine. Each year we receive an average of 30 feet of soft, smoke cold, dry, natural powder. Our location high on the continental divide makes us a magnet for precipitation. As storms move westward from the Pacific, the last of the moisture is squeezed out over the slopes of Sunshine. 


2. Our Terrain

At Banff Sunshine Village, we've got it all within our 3,300 acres of skiable terrain. From the perfect beginner runs off of Strawberry Express to the experts only free ride zone of Delerium Dive and Wild West. Our terrain make-up is 20% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced, and 10% expert. 


3. Strawberry Express- Our beginner lift:

Learning to ski can be intimidating, those new to the sport often prefer learning in a comfortable beginner friendly zone, full of other beginners. At Sunshine, our beginner lift Strawberry features inviting greens and gentle blues that will have you confident in your turns in no time. 


4. Staying at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff's Only Ski-in, Ski-out Hotel, 

Banff Sunshine Village is home to the only slopeside accommodation in Banff National Park, Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Our mountain lodge is a favorite of families. Our spacious loft rooms can comfortably accommodate a family of six. Families love the ease of staying slopeside and waking up for first tracks hassle free. As an added perk, Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers family fun nightly activities which include s'more making, tobogganing, and hot tub bingo. 


5. Our Tiny Tiger Day Care and Ski School Programs 

For the little one, sign your toddler up for Tiny Tigers. Tiny Tigers is our special ski school for kids ages 2-5. The little ones receive two one-hour ski lessons where they're introduced to sliding on snow. When not on the snow, the little ones can take a nap and play in our Daycare. (Which is staffed by early education specialists). 


6. Kids Kampus Ski and Snowboard Schools

For the bigger kid, sign them up for a full day Kids-Kampus program. At Kids Kampus, kids are grouped by ability and age and are paired with a cool, fun, instructor. They'll learn to ski while making new friends. Often the only complaint we get from Kids Kampus is that the kids don't want to leave. 


7. Our Resort Layout

At Banff Sunshine, all of our upper mountain ski terrain drains into our village area. Our base area, Goat's Eye Area, and Village area are all connected by our Sunshine Gongola. When skiing at Sunshine, it's easy for families to meet up throughout the day. 


This Family Day Long weekend, bring your family to Banff Sunshine Village for some good ol' fashioned Canadain Fun! Save on your ski weekend- pick up your 2018  Banff Sunshine Spring Pass. With your, Sunshine Spring Pass enjoy unlimited access to Canada's Best Spring Skiing from March 17th to May 21st, plus you'll save 50% on lift tickets from now until March 17th.


Ski you on the slopes!