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Spring into Banff Sunshine's favorite ski season!

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Mar 20, 2023

Spring into Banff Sunshine's favorite ski season!

Blue skies, Canada’s Best Snow and sunny days are ahead!  

Don’t pack your ski gear away just yet, more of Canada’s Best Snow is yet to come, this Spring! The slopes are sunny and the Village Après vibes are impeccable.  


Spring is the best time of the ski and snowboard season to hit the slopes of Banff Sunshine Village. With warmer weather, more snow, and longer days, the mountains practically BEG you to come ride.  


With over 15 feet of snowfall so far, we are springing into the final stretch of the season.  


Fall in love with skiing all over again this Spring! For all of us, at Sunshine, Spring Season is our favorite part of the ski season - it’s all about fun in the sun with soft snow and great events! 


Us Sunshiners put together some of the most important steps we follow to get the most out of our days to have fun safely on the sunny slopes.


Check out these tips and tricks to make the most of your time on the mountains this Spring, at Banff Sunshine Village! 


Go to bed early! 

The chairs are moving, so let’s get grooving. Start your day the night before and get a good night's rest. Have all your energy with you as soon as you open you wake up, as it starts with a full night's rest. 


Eat breakfast! 

It’s been said our whole lives, but really, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Fruit will provide you with the best vitamins and add a little protein, to keep you full for longer. Eat a balanced breakfast to maintain high energy while you’re carving up Canada’s Best Spring Skiing and Riding. 


Stock up on Sunscreen! 

When the sun is out, the risk of getting a sunburn is higher. Get a tan instead this season and protect your face with some SPF before hitting the slopes! 


Quick tips. We recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher, and reapply a couple of times during the day.  

If you forgot to pack your sunscreen in the morning rush, we got you covered! Stop by our retail stores in the Village to find this, and more spring essentials. 


Goggles and Helmet! 

Goggles and helmets are your best friends, no matter the season. The sun reflecting from the snow is more intense than usual in the last three months of the season. So, protect your eyes by keeping the wind and UV rays out with a good pair of goggles. Wearing a helmet will help prevent your scalp from burning while keeping you safe!   


Dress in Layers! 

The warmer days are calling for lighter ski wear. You’ll get hot quickly with your thick, winter thermals. Next time you’re on the slopes, take lighter and breathable clothing with you, and layer up! 


As the temperatures warm up, remove the mid layer if it gets too hot. Or open the armpit zippers to let some fresh mountain air flow around. But don't be caught without backup! It can be chilly early in the morning or when the sun goes down, so make sure you can maintain a comfortable temperature through the day. 


Colorful ski clothes are also perfect for a spring day in the Rockies. Get your best outfit ready and share it with us using #sunshinevillage on Instagram & Facebook. 

Stay Hydrated! 

Make sure you stay hydrated before, during and after. It’s hot outside, you’re in high altitude and you're exercising. Drink as much water as you can. You won’t want to go through altitude sickness on a beautiful bluebird day. 

Follow the Sun! 

Plan your day so you spend more time in the sun and less in the shade. In the morning, try starting on Wawa, Standish and Strawberry. In the afternoons, try Continental Divide, Teepee Town Luxury Express Quad and Goat’s Eye. 


Extra Time on The Slopes!

To help you take advantage of the longer, warmer, days, and the fabulous ski conditions, each Spring, Banff Sunshine Village extends lift hours to give you more time on the slopes. 


Starting late March, our ski lifts run a little later in the day. 


Go for an extra run or two before you cap it off with a refreshing beverage at Trappers. 


Access to the Rockies Coolest Concerts and Events!

During our Spring Ski Season, Banff Sunshine Village comes to life with Rail Jams, contests, concerts and more events. Every weekend, there’s something exciting to do around the resort. 


Our event calendar is full! Take a look at what’s coming up and start planning your next visit here. 



Don't have your Sunshine Spring Pass yet? Your Banff Sunshine Spring Pass is your all-access pass to Canada's Best Spring Skiing and Banff Coolest events all spring long. Buy yours here. 


Let's hear it for the Sunshine!