Sunshine Village Animal Policy:
Only service animals are allowed on the Sunshine Gondola and at Sunshine Mountain Lodge.
Banff Sunshine Village Service Animal Policy:
Banff Sunshine Village is a safe space for all. We prohibit discrimination in all of our programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. Any person who has a service animal has the right to be accompanied by the service animal at Banff Sunshine Village, in all places of public accommodation, in accordance with Federal and provincial law. Banff Sunshine Village supports the use of trained service animals which meet current guidelines, which include, but are not limited to: remaining under direct control of the user at all times, be housebroken, and be trained and utilized for a specific disability per service dog Canada regulations. At all times, a service animal must be under the control of its handler. A service animal shall have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable because of a disability to use a harness, leash, or other tether, or the use of a harness, leash, or other tether would interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of work or tasks, in which case the service animal must be otherwise under the handler’s control (e.g., voice control, signals, or other effective means).
Authorized personnel will request that a service animal be removed from the premises if: (1) The animal is out of control and the animal’s handler does not take immediate effective action to control it; or (2) The animal is not housebroken. If the service animal is removed, Banff Sunshine Village will make all reasonable efforts so the individual with a disability may participate in the services or activities without having the service animal on premises. In the interest of safety, service animals will not be allowed on chairlifts or on ski trails during operating hours. Service dogs are permitted in sunshine gondola cabins. Banff Sunshine Village restricts the use of animals on chair lifts to dogs specifically trained, or in the process of being trained for avalanche search and rescue work and which are under direct control of Banff Sunshine Village personnel. Service animals are allowed on ski trails following during non-operating hours. The use of service animals on chairlifts and ski terrain directly conflicts with Banff Sunshine Village’s safety requirements and impedes the reasonably safe operation of on mountain activities. These safety concerns include the real potential for conflicts between service animals and skiers and are compounded by the large volume of slope and trail use. These safety requirements are based on actual risk and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way.
Banff Sunshine Village Drone Policies:
Parks Canada does not permit the use of drones in our national parks. Out of respect to the Parks Canada policy, the safety of our employees, guests, and resorts, we do not allow operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public (this including recreational users and hobbyists) without written authorization from Parks Canada and Banff Sunshine Village.
This prohibition of drones includes:
• drones used for filming or videotaping,
• drones used media or journalists operating above or within Banff Sunshine Village
• drones used after hours
If you have any questions pertaining to our drone policy, please contact a resort representative. If you seek permission for drone use, please submit a written proposal to Banff.email@example.com, in your proposal you will need to include how the use of the UAV will support the mandate and management of Banff National Park.
Banff Sunshine Village Lift Ticket Policies:
All skiers and snowboarders at Banff Sunshine Village must be able to prove that they are in the procession of a valid lift ticket for the day of use. Any skier or snowboarder caught skiing or riding without a lift ticket is in violation of this policy and will be charged with theft of service.
Banff Sunshine Village Uphill Ski Policy:
Uphill skiing is not permitted at Banff Sunshine Village, with the exception of skiers heading into the backcountry. All skiers and snowboarders need a valid lift ticket for the day of use to ride any lift at Banff Sunshine Village.