From Our Editors
Enjoy 360 degree winter views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains as you ride an 8-passenger gondola and take in the breathtaking views of Banff National Park. The Banff Sunshine Gondola will carry you 4.6 km from our base area to our village area. On the gondola ride, you will gain a vertical rise of 504 m (1,653 ft.). At the village, continue on up the mountain and ride the Mount Standish Chairlift that will take you to the top of Mt. Standish. Experience your surroundings from the highest sightseeing elevation in the Banff and Lake Louise area at 7,875ft (2,400m). Winter views of the three high-alpine lakes and jaw dropping view of Mt. Assiniboine, "the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies".
Some facts to know about Sunshine Village:
- Annual snowfall: 30 feet
- Length of season: early November to end of May
- Base elevation: 5,440 feet
- Top elevation: 8,954 feet
- Skiable area: 3,538 acres