Facilities & Services


Facilities & Services

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Sunshine Village has a limited range of facilities and amenities, but these are generally adequate considering that the majority of visitors are day-trippers. There are several dining options at the base and on-mountain, a few retail shops, an equipment rental service, child care facilities, and a general store. There are lockers available for day use, and you can also store skis or boards overnight.

Sunshine Ski Rentals and Snowboard Hire

At Sunshine Village, they love Salomon gear, and hopefully you do too because that's all you can choose from. The main Sunshine ski rentals and snowboard hire shop can be found at the base of the gondola. They stock a range of rental equipment for different ability levels and also rent out clothing.

Up in the village area next to the Angel Express chairlift is a Salomon Rental and Test Centre. Here you can test high performance skis and snowboards.

The other option is to try Banff ski rentals, which tend to be cheaper due to the abundance of competition in town.

Facilities for Children

The Tiny Tiger Daycare centre is in the village next to the WaWa chair, and offers child care for infants 19 months to 6 year olds. Child care can be provided for a half day or the full day, and rates are very inexpensive. For children 6 years old, unfortunately you’ll need to purchase a lift ticket to ride the gondola to get up to the child care!

For 3-6 year olds, the care can also include ski lessons in the morning and afternoon, whilst the rest of the day is filled with indoor and outdoor activities (weather pending).

Sunshine Ski School

Kids ski school for ages 6-12 is called Kids Kampus, and ski and snowboard lessons are provided in half day or full day formats.

For adults, group lessons are provided for ability levels 1-5 for a half day or full day. These are provided in a small group format, so they cost more than ski or snowboard lessons at many of the BC ski resorts. For more experienced riders, Sunshine Village doesn’t provide group lessons anymore. Your only option is to take private lessons.

First timer packages that include a full day lesson, equipment rental, and an all-mountain lift ticket are pretty expensive in comparison to many of the BC ski resorts.

Eating On Mountain

At the base there is a coffee shop and Creekside, a cafeteria for breakfast, lunch and apres-ski.

Otherwise all the daytime eateries at Sunshine Village are delightfully ski-in ski-out.

In the day lodge there are a few options for eating including the Burger Shack, the Alpine Grill, and Lookout Lounge for basic appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches and plenty of beers. The day lodge can get incredibly crowded at times, and due to national park restrictions it’s difficult for the resort just to build a bigger day lodge.

In the Sunshine Mountain Lodge is the Java Lift Coffee Bar and Chimney Corner, which offers great views, casual fare and table service.

Down at the base of Goat’s Eye Mountain is the no frills Goat’s Eye Grill, and there’s also the Mad Trapper’s Saloon at the base of Strawberry Lift which has table service and plenty of character, although it can be pretty hard to get a table.

Sunshine Village Shopping

There are a couple of shops selling souvenirs, clothing and ski and snowboard equipment: at the base area and inside the day lodge. The range is not extensive, but adequate for basic needs or for extra layers if it’s a bit cold outside.

In typical Canadian style, there are plenty of Sunshine Village souvenirs to remind you of the awesome skiing and snowboarding experience. If you rode Delirium Dive, there are various souvenirs to boast about this! Inside the Sunshine Mountain Lodge is a small ski boutique that sells upscale outerwear and ski apparel.