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Sunshine Mountain Lodge

One Sunshine Access Road, Sunshine, Canada
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  • This is the Banff region’s only ski-in ski-out accommodation option
  • Many of the rooms provide views of the slopes and mountains
  • If you get a West Wing Premier Room, you can ski to your door
  • The hotel’s games room includes a pool table, foosball table, and a Nintendo Wii

Scout tips

  • There are two restaurants and one bar that operate in the village at night
  • You will need to arrive before the gondola shuts in order to access the hotel and transport your luggage. If you arrive after 5.30pm it will cost $75 for a tractor to take you up the hill
  • There are quite a few reports of noise travelling between rooms – particularly if you’re staying in one of the main lodge rooms – bring your earplugs
  • Due to its remote mountain location, the Wi-Fi reception can sometimes be sketchy


Sunshine Mountain Lodge is a fantastic option for skiers who love staying right on the mountain. The hotel is located at Sunshine Village’s resort base, which means it is just a gondola ride up the mountain.

A stay at Sunshine Mountain Lodge is certainly going to be a relaxing one. Since Sunshine Village doesn’t have a true ski village, and since this is the only accommodation on the mountain, your options are pretty well limited to skiing, eating, sleeping and soaking in the 40 person hot tub. You don’t need to drive anywhere and getting to the lifts each morning is as easy as walking out the front door.

Staying here is certainly a unique experience, since you can only access the lodge via a gondola. To do this, you can either valet park your car at the gondola base, or catch a shuttle from Banff. Then you can jump in the gondola while your luggage is whisked up the mountain – which will be magically waiting for you in your room when you’ve finished the day’s skiing.

Many of the rooms are in the located in the part of the building that’s 20 years old. They are fairly basic with a traditional ski lodge style of furniture, but are a decent size, with single pullouts. The choice of view is either the spectacular Mountain Views or ‘Waterfall’ Views – which we think actually have a very pleasant, peaceful outlook onto snow-covered fir trees. The Mountain View rooms also have balconies. The Inn Suites are more spacious with a nice living area, fireplaces, balconies, fantastic views of the mountain through floor to ceiling windows.

The West Wing was added to the main lodge just over five years ago and has some fantastic rooms called Premier Rooms. Furnishings have a modern alpine feel with upgraded amenities. 

The facilities at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge are perfectly fine for a short stay. There’s a huge 40 person outdoor hot tub, a small gym, a lounge, a family room and kids game room.

Who should stay here

Sunshine Mountain Lodge is great for couples who want a romantic snowy escape, or families who want the fun and convenience of staying right on the slopes. We recommend staying here 2 or 3 nights – a week may be a bit long.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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