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Sunshine Village is a ski resort in Banff National Park, Alberta. Located in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Sunshine Village spans the continental divide and the Alberta-British Columbia border. Parts of the ski area are in British Columbia, however access is solely from the base area in Alberta. It is fifteen minutes away from the town of Banff, and one hour and thirty minutes away from the city of Calgary, Alberta. A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... Banff National Park is located in the Canadian Rockies west of the City of Calgary, and includes the town of Banff, Alberta. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th) • Land 642,317 km² • Water 19,531 km² (2. ... Wilcox Pass The Canadian Rockies comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains range. ... This article is about continental divides in general terms. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th) • Land 642,317 km² • Water 19,531 km² (2. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th) • Land 925,186 km² • Water 19,549 km² (2. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th) • Land 925,186 km² • Water 19,549 km² (2. ... Banff townsite (left) and Tunnel Mountain (right) on the Bow River as seen from Sulphur Mountain. ... Motto: Heart of the new west Area: 712. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th) • Land 642,317 km² • Water 19,531 km² (2. ...


Sunshine Village has 3,358 acres of skiable terrain, with its top elevation at 8,954 feet (2730m), its base elevation at 5,440 feet (1660m), and its total vertical 3,514 feet (1070m). There are 107 named runs spreading out over three mountains and the two provinces, (Alberta and British Columbia). Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th) • Land 642,317 km² • Water 19,531 km² (2. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th) • Land 925,186 km² • Water 19,549 km² (2. ...


The Sunshine Inn, located in the centre of Sunshine Village ski area at 7200 feet, is Banff's only ski in ski out hotel and is accessed by the resort's high speed 8 person gondola. Road access to the Sunshine Inn is not possible during winter months. A Venetian gondola A gondola is a small long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, best known for its use in the canals of Venice. ...


Prior to the construction of the high speed gondola the base area was accessed by buses from the resort's parking lot further down the mountain. The narrow access road used by the buses was dangerous due to it's narrow width and snow conditions. The road is no longer open during the winter months and has become the resort's ski-out, allowing skiers to ski down to thier parked cars.


The average annual snow fall is up to thirty-three feet (nine meters). The ski season begins mid-November, and ends in late May making it one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Sunshine Village has hosted many world class alpine ski events.



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Canada - Ski Sunshine Village (156 words)
Boasting almost 100% soft, natural snow, Sunshine Village is renowned for it's lengthy ski season from mid-November until late May.
Located at the top of the Continental Divide, the majority of the terrain at Sunshine Village is above 7,000 feet, far above the hustle and bustle of the valley below.
Lift lineups are never an issue at Sunshine Village as the resort features 12 different lifts including seven modern quad chairs - the most in the Rockies.
Sunshine Village - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (529 words)
Sunshine Village is a ski resort in Banff National Park, Alberta.
Banff@Norquay, Lake Louise and of course, Sunshine Village).
Sunshine Village has 3,358 acres (13.6 kmĀ²) of skiable terrain, with its top elevation at 8,954 feet (2730m), its base elevation at 5,440 feet (1660m), and its total vertical 3,514 feet (1070m).
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