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WITH THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENTA'S  ANNOUNCEMENT ON APRIL 7TH, AS OF THE APRIL 9TH INDOOR DINING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT BANFF SUNSHINE VILLAGE

 

 

Where to Dine at Banff Sunshine

 

With cases of COVID-19 once again rising in Alberta, the Government of Alberta announced that the province will be rolling back to Stage 1 of restrictions. Under stage 1, we will remain open with reduced capacity in our retail stores, and our rental shop. 

 

Starting on Friday, April 9th, table service will not be availiable at any of our indoor restaurants. For households looking to dine together our outdoor patios will remain open with table service. 

 

Where to Eat at Banff Sunshine?

 

For Table Service:

 

In the mood for a sit-down meal with your household?

 

The Veuve Clicquot Champagne Snow Deck: Located on the second floor of Trapper's our Veuve Cliquot Champagn Snow Deck will remain open for table service. 

 

 

 

For Grab & Go Options: 

 

As of April 9th, 2021 and the Government of Alberta rolling back to Stage 1, indoor dining is NO LONGER PERMITTED at Banff Sunshine Village and masks must be worn at all time indoors.

 

Chimney Corner Lounge: Found in the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, starting Friday, April 9th, the Chimney Corner will be open for room service and grab and go orders. 

Trappers: Located in the Old Sunshine Lodge, starting Friday, April 9th, Trappers will be open for grab and go meals.

Creekside Bar and Grill: Located in our Creekside Lodge at our gondola base, Creekside Bar and Grill is now open 11 am to 4 pm for grab-and-go service. Indoor seating is available, but consuming food indoors is not permitted at this time. 

The Alpine Grill: Located on our Centennial Day Lodge’s second floor, the Alpine Grill feature different stations – from fresh bowls to burgers. The Alpine Grill is the perfect option for a quick lunch. Seating is available, but consuming food indoors is not permitted at this time. 

Goat’s Eye Lodge: Located just beside Goat’s Eye Express; the Grill at Goat’s Eye Lodge serves up warm and tasty food in a jiff.

 

For Picnic Lunches:

 

As of April 9th, 2021 and the Government of Alberta rolling back to Stage 1, indoor dining is NO LONGER PERMITTED at Banff Sunshine Village and masks must be worn at all time indoors.

 

Need to warm up? Enjoy a few minutes in our Goat’s Eye Sprung Structure or our Village Sprung Structure. Both locations feature 4,500 square feet of heated indoor space.

 

Goat’s Eye Sprung Structure: Located across from our Goat’s Eye Lodge, our Goat’s Eye Sprung Structure is the perfect place to  warm up in between runs.  

Village Sprung Structure: Located in our Village, between Wawa and the Centennial Lodge, our Village Sprung Structure is an ideal place for families to enjoy to take a break while planning where to ski next. 

 

Brought your own lunch? Join us at our Centennial Snow Garden outside of our centennial day lodge. Each day we set out sanitized Muskoka chairs outside our Centennial Lodge for you to enjoy pause in the shred action. 

 

 

 

 

OUR DESIGINATED  WARMING SHELTERS REMAIN OPEN & AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO USE WHILE SKIING OR RIDING AT BANFF SUNSHINE. THE DESIGNATED WARMING SHELTERS ARE: 

  • ·      Our Village Sprung Structure, 
  • ·      Our Goat’s Eye Sprung Structure,
  • ·      The Old Gondola Sliver (CLOSED until further notice)

 

There will be no food and beverage service provided within the designated warming shelters. These shelters are intended for guests of Sunshine Village to warm up in. As of April 9th, 2021 indoor dining in these areas is no longer permitted.

 

We will have designated hosts at each of our warming shelters, our hosts will be on duty to manage capacity, to keep the shelter clean and to disinfect tables and other high touch surfaces. 

 

As of April 9th, bags and packs are no longer permitted in inside the warming shelters. Storage shelves for your bags and backs can be found outside. 

 

 

 

SUNSHINE MOUNTAIN LODGE WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR HOTEL GUESTS ONLY

 

Our on-mountain hotel will remain open for overnight accommodations. Access to the Chimney Corner and the Eagle’s Nest is availiable to all guests of Sunshine but preferntial treatment will be given to Sunshine Mountain Lodge hotel guests with overnight bookings. In-room dining will be available for all hotel guests. Guests may also order grab and go meals from the Chimney Corner. 

 

 

Our outdoor hot tub, sauna, spa, fitness center and meeting rooms will remain closed until further notice.

 

 

OUR SUNSHINE RENTAL AND RETAIL STORES WILL REMAIN OPEN WITH REDUCED CAPACITY. 

 

THE SUNSHINE SKI AND SNOWBOARD SCHOOL IS OPEN AND OPERATING WITH BEST PRACTICES AND CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE.

For additional information on our Ski and Snowboard School, please call the Ski School line at 403-762-6560.  

 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

LIFTS, GONDOLA & LIFT LINES

We at Banff Sunshine are following the guidance for ski lifts and gondolas as directed by AHS.

Face coverings or face masks will be mandatory to ride, or wait for, any of our lifts, including the magic carpet and our gondola. We strongly recommend wearing a non-medical mask with a ski buff or mask, two buffs or two neck gaiters.

With cases of the novel coronavirus continuing to climb in our province we at Banff Sunshine Village have made the decision, effective December 6th, 2020, to load the gondola only with parties who travelled to the resort together until further notice.

The use of a mask remains mandatory for all guests and team members when waiting in line, riding the gondola and lifts, or entering a building. Food or beverage may not be consumed and smoking / vaping is prohibited while riding the gondola.

If you are looking to skip the gondola line, we recommend arriving after noon. Typically, our gondola line clears up by 11 am. Midweek skiing is always less busy.

When riding the gondola, do so with the comfort of knowing that we have implemented an enhanced disinfecting procedure for the interiors of our gondola cabins. When riding the gondola, we recommend that you heed the advice from medical professionals and refrain from touching any surfaces.

While loading lifts this winter, we encourage you to give our lift and gondola attendants a friendly wave. All our team members working on lifts will be required to wear a mask or a face covering. To prevent the spread of germs, we are encouraging all guests to load their own equipment on the gondola. Our snow hosts and gondola attendants will continue to assist guests who require assistance.

At Banff Sunshine Village, we are proud to be home to Canada’s Most Modern Lift System. Thanks to short ride times, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, mandatory face coverings, and strong ventilation, we believe we can help reduce the spread of Covid 19.

PARKING & SUNSHINE EXPRESS SHUTTLE BUSSES

In an effort to do our part to help flatten the curve of Covid-19 in Alberta we at Banff Sunshine Village have made the decision to temporarily limit the number of guests to our resort by restricting access to our base area once our parking lot is full. Parking on the access road will not be allowed until further notice. We have added a new webcam to our Conditions Page that allows you to check our parking lot before arriving to the resort.

Sunshine Express Shuttle Buses will run this season for both our team members and guests. The use of a non-medical face mask for those aboard a Sunshine Express will be compulsory for the entire ride. Each bus in our fleet will be disinfected frequently, with extra attention given to high touch surface areas.

We will have new signage installed at the entrance to the parking lot that encourages all guests to self-regulate social distancing when in the parking lot. We encourage guests to slow down when arriving at our base area to spread out when booting up.

SUNSHINE FOOD & BEVERAGE

On December 11, the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Alberta issued new measures to address COVID-19. Below are changes you can expect to see at Banff Sunshine Village starting December 13.

As of April 9th, 2021 and the Government of Alberta rolling back to Stage 1, indoor dining is NO LONGER PERMITTED at Banff Sunshine Village and masks must be worn at all time indoors.

WE WILL HAVE DESIGNATED WARMING SHELTERS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO USE WHILE SKIING OR RIDING AT BANFF SUNSHINE. THE DESIGNATED WARMING SHELTERS ARE:

· Our Village Sprung Structure,

· Our Goat’s Eye Sprung Structure,

· The Old Gondola Sliver (Temporary Closed)

There will be no food and beverage service provided within the designated warming shelters. These shelters are intended for guests of Sunshine Village to warm up in. As of April 9th, indoor dining is no longer allowed in public areas, including these structures.

We will have designated hosts at each of our warming shelters, our hosts will be on duty to manage capacity, to keep the shelter clean and to disinfect tables and other high touch surfaces.

As of April 9th, bags and backs are no longer permitted inside. Storage shelves for your bags and backs can be found outside.

GRAB AND GO FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT:

In the Village at:

o Centennial Day Lodge

o Trappers and Brunos

o Trappers Outdoor Snow Garden

o Tenn Roof Co. Taco Truck

o Java Lift (Sunshine Mountain Lodge)

At Goat’s Eye Station at:

o Goat’s Eye Lodge

In our base area at:

o Java Station

o Creekside Bar and Grill

At the above food and beverage locations pre-prepared and packaged items will be available for purchase at a service counter. Table service will not be provided. We will have hosts available to regulate capacity, to clean, and to disinfect tables and high touch surfaces.

Bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the Grab and Go locations. Storage shelves for bags and packs can be found outside.

When inside any Sunshine building, a non-medical face mask will be required. We will only be seating households at any of our locations. If you arrive at Sunshine without a face mask, our team members will be handing out face masks in our venues.

Throughout the resort, we will have reduced seating in all of our lodges, and tables will be spread out to allow for proper social distancing.

As lodge space is limited, we encourage all guests to pack their own food and choose to eat before or after the lunch rush. Or to ski down to the base and eat their lunch in their car when they can.

RENTAL & RETAIL SHOPS

Our Sunshine Rental and retail stores will remain open with reduced capacity.

A non-medical face mask will be required in all of our retail and rental shops. We will have markers in place to assist with social distancing.

We will continue to rent out skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, poles, and helmets. All rental equipment will be disinfected between each guest.

SUNSHINE SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

The Sunshine Ski and Snowboard School is open and operating with best practices and certain restrictions in place.

All of our Sunshine Pros will be expected and required to wear a mask or face covering while teaching, except when they are moving on their skis or snowboard. When addressing the clients, all instructors will be required to maintain 2 meters/ 6-feet of social distancing. For winter 2020/21, Sunshine instructors will not be allowed to join students for lunch.

All Sunshine Ski and Snowboard School Clients will also be required to wear face coverings.

For additional information on our Ski and Snowboard School, please call the Ski School line at 403-762-6560.

SUNSHINE DAYCARE

Due to challenges presented by the ongoing health situation, our Day Care is closed until further notice.

SUNSHINE MOUNTAIN LODGE

Sunshine Mountain Lodge will remain open for hotel guests only.

Our on-mountain hotel will remain open for overnight accommodations. Access to the Chimney Corner and the Eagle’s Nest is exclusive to Sunshine Mountain Lodge hotel guests with overnight bookings. In-room dining will be available for all hotel guests. Guests may also order grab and go meals from the Chimney Corner.

No table service will be provided in any facilities at the resort.

Our outdoor hot tub, sauna, spa, fitness center and meeting rooms will remain closed until further notice.

Within the hotel, a non-medical mask will be mandated in all common areas, including the lobby, hallways, and the locker rooms.

At our hotel front desk, plexiglass partitions have been installed to separate guests from our team members during check-in and check-out procedures. Cleanliness is our key priority for our hotel and guest rooms; in addition to our highest standard for cleanliness, we will be cleaning and disinfecting all aspects of our hotel even more frequently.

SEASON PASSES, SUNSHINE SUPER CARDS & MOBILE TICKETS

While we will not require reservations for access to the slopes, we recommend all guests to arrive with their season pass, Sunshine Super Card, Mobile Lift Ticket, or Pre-Paid Lift Ticket. Coming with your lift ticket or pass will allow us to reduce the lines at our ticket windows and guest services. Learn more about pre-paid Sunshine products here.

If you are a season pass holder, you can pick up your 2020/21 Banff Sunshine Season Pass at our Calgary Snow Central (open Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 6:00 PM & Saturday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM), or at Ski Big 3's Adventure Hub in Banff. On the mountain, pick up your season pass at Guest Services. For speedy pass pick, please take a moment to sign your waiver, and upload a photo for your pass here.

Sunshine Super Cards will remain available for purchase on our estore, at our Calgary Snow Central, at our ticket windows, and at third party retailers. To reduce contact, we recommend that all Sunshine Super Cards be upgraded to a Direct-to-Lift pass. If you requested a Direct to Lift Pass, please take a moment to sign your waiver, and upload a photo for your pass here.

Banff Sunshine Village is the only resort in North America to offer a mobile lift ticket that can be purchased through our free Ski Banff app. With our mobile ticket, once your cell phone is scanned, you can head straight up the gondola.

HEALTH SCREENING

We at Banff Sunshine are committed to the health and wellness of our mountain community. Daily, before arriving at work, team members will be required to take a COVID-19 screening test. Any Sunshine Team member who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed on site.

Guest of Banff Sunshine will be advised to stay home if they feel unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

For more information about Alberta new health measures please visit:

 

Alberta Health Services:  www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx   

 

Banff/Lake Louise information:  www.banfflakelouise.com/travel-information

 

Banff National Park:  www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/covid-19-info