Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Star Gaze at 7200 Feet
First on the Slopes Every Morning
The stunning Sunshine Mountain Lodge is an 84-room luxury, boutique hotel located at 7,200 in the heart of Sunshine Village.
Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies in Canada’s oldest and most famous national park, this eco-boutique hotel delivers extraordinary luxury surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
It is place unlike anything you've ever experienced....
More than 100 paintings by well-known artists line the walls. Commissioned by owner Ralph Scurfield Sr., they portray the mountain landscape, through the seasons and from different perspectives. Private tours for guests are conducted by innkeeper Bill Cutt.
Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers world-famous dining. Opulent rooms . Friendly, courteous staff. Outside....a sky so full of stars you won’t believe your eyes. And some of the best skiing you’ll ever find, just footsteps from your room.
This ski mountain is the ONLY ski-in, ski-out hotel in the Mountain National Parks. Guests can enjoy early morning fresh tracks.
It offers casual and fine dining. With the area’s largest hot tub and spa services. Lots of family friendly activities. This could be one of your best family vacation ideas ever!!!
The new West Wing offers rooms with in-floor heating, jetted tubs, large-screen LCD TVs, all in a rustic mountain theme.The perfect foil for Canada’s Best Snow is Canada’s best rooms with a view. According to readers of Ski Canada magazine.
It’s the holiday you and your family will never forget. Put this destination on your list of family vacation ideas....you'll love it.
Sunshine Village is located in Banff National Park, just an hour-and-a-half from Calgary, Alberta.
Staying at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge
The Sunshine Mountain Lodge sits high in the Canadian Rockies, at 7,200 feet in the heart of Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard resort.
Because it's the only ski-in, ski-out accommodations in Banff National Park, you can be the first on the slopes each morning. No loading the car up with equipment. Or driving an hour to the ski mountain...Sleep in and start whenever you're ready to hit the slopes.
You will be staying in an extraordinary place in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This exceptional experience will give your family life-long memories.
Upon Arrival Check-in (base)
Check-in is on the north side of the Bourgeau building at the gondola base (the building with the clock tower). Once inside, you will be greeted by a Front Desk Agent who will confirm your reservation and rate.
Your luggage will be tagged and sent up to your room. Expect your bags in your room in about three hours; we guarantee four hours. We recommend you keep breakables and valuables with you (e.g.: laptop computers, video cameras and anything that might freeze). These items can be stored at the concierge desk, located on the lobby level of the lodge.
For those wanting to get on the slopes right away, dressing rooms are available near the check-in desk. Access to lodge rooms is guaranteed by 4 p.m. If you wish to ski or snowboard on your day of arrival, there will be an additional charge.
Once you arrive at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, the Front Desk Agent will take your credit card details, provide you with room keys, and explain the lodge features. Skis and snowboards will be sent to the complimentary ski valet.
Preferred lodge guest parking is close at hand. Valet parking is available for an additional charge; details are available at check-in.
Last gondola boarding is 5 p.m., except on Fridays, when the gondola is open until 10 p.m. If you cannot make that time, please contact lodge staff a minimum of 24 hours in advance. For the 20-minute gondola ride to the village, you should dress warmly. Blankets and lanterns will be provided, should conditions warrant it.
Your stay at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge includes next-day skiing or snowboarding. When you check in at the base, you receive tickets to access the gondola, as well as tickets for next-day skiing. If you wish to ski or snowboard on your day of arrival, there will be an additional charge.
Services and Amenities
The Sunshine Mountain Lodge has a variety of amenities and services to ensure your stay on-mountain is a remarkable one. These amenities & services include:
One of Canada's largest outdoor hot pools;
Sauna (Cedar-lined dry sauna, co-ed);
Wireless internet service available (charges apply);
Games room with pool table, jukebox and arcade games;
Family room with sofas, big screen TV, wood-burning fireplace and board games;
Complimentary equipment locker located conveniently in the basement of the new West Wing. Each locker has space for equipment, including boots, helmets and outerwear. A boot drying room is located across the hall. (Please note we do not allow equipment in the lodge rooms or public spaces.)
Spa services - After a day on the slopes, indulge in professional spa treatments including: hot stone massage, aromatherapy massage, deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, manicure treatments and/or pedicure treatments.
The Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers a broad range of family friendly activities. Our games room features popular board games, plus there is an arcade game area.
Movie nights feature early movies for children, followed by later movies geared to adults. Every night of the week, there are different outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, interpretive talks around a bonfire and tobogganing.
Ask the concierge or front desk for a schedule. Babysitting services are available with 24 hours notice....maybe a quiet dinner...just the two of you!!!!
Did you know?
In addition to our array of amenities and services, the Sunshine Mountain Lodge is happy to offer complimentary activities for guests staying at the Lodge. These after - hours activities include:
Snowshoe tour of the Village:
A one-hour snowshoe hike begins outside the lodge lobby and winds its way up the mountain to offer spectacular views of the village below. Our informative guide offers tidbits of history, facts and folklore. Snowshoes provided.
Ride like the wind down our specially constructed toboggan run in the village on-board traditional maple wood toboggans. It’s the perfect après ski activity for the family. Sounds like fun!
Test your skill in a variety of topics from music to movies, and politics to people. Great prizes for winning teams.
Local experts lead an evening of discovery about the history and environmental significance of Banff National Park.
Bonfire and Star-gazing:
Sit around a roaring fire and share stories and songs with the guests and staff. From our remote paradise, you’ll be amazed with the night sky. How relaxing!
Board Game Tournament:
Test your skill at some of the all-time favorite board games, including Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue and Risk. How stimulating!
There is popcorn and treats as we feature an early show for the kids, followed by a late show for adults. Enjoy a different theme each week, from classics to recent releases. Some family bonding time!
Start your day off right with a morning stretch. The basic stretching and reflexology will help prevent sore muscles the next day. This stretch is strongly recommended for those who are skiing all week long. You will probably need it!!!
Trip into Town:
On Friday night, you can head into Banff for the evening and catch the 10 p.m. last gondola back to the lodge. A shuttle bus is available to take you to and from the town of Banff. See the concierge for details
The Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers a broad range of rooms, ranging from affordably intimate and cosy to spectacular and sprawling suites ideal for families. All are decorated in a rustic mountain theme, but have luxury touches to ensure you are pampered after your day on the slopes. Your Customer Care agent can help you select the room that’s right for you.
Imagine waking in a winter paradise. You hit the remote-controlled shutter to behold a stunning view of Lookout Mountain via 27 feet of glass.
Inside, each room has in-floor heating, natural gas fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, upgraded amenities and two queen-sized beds.
The upper loft features a king-sized bed, private bath and flat-screen television. The main floor has a bathroom with jetted tub and windows that open onto the room, a queen bed, plus a second queen-sized Murphy bed.
The Premium rooms are located in the NEW West Wing of the lodge. These rooms offer many of the same amenities as the Loft suites.
Each room features stunning floor-to-ceiling mountain views, and the lodge has ski-to-the-door convenience. They are decorated with a contemporary mountain feel, with an accent on luxury.
These spacious rooms are located in the main wing of the lodge. Settle into the inviting comfort of these suites. Enjoy a peaceful night in your king size bed.
Unwind by the fireplace, take in the mountain views from your private balcony, and soak in the spa-like bathroom. These rooms feature king beds, with a double pull-out sofa.
The Deluxe rooms are located in the main building on the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, and they put the accent on value and comfort.
They feature majestic mountain views from your own private slope-side balcony.
These beautiful rooms feature a queen-sized bed, with single trundle bed. Flat screen TVs are standard. The bathrooms feature slate floors and shower surrounds, granite counter tops and eco-double flush toilets. Wake up to sunrise sparkling on fresh overnight powder.
The Superior rooms offer the same amenities as the Village View rooms do. They are ideal for a couple, and can accommodate a young child as well.
The bathrooms feature slate floors and shower surrounds, granite counter tops and eco-double flush toilets. These rooms face the Waterfall run, and are especially quiet after hours.
All hotel rooms at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge offer the following amenities:
- flat screen LCD TV - Hair dryer
- Telephone with voice-mail
- High Speed Internet Access
- Windows that open for fresh mountain air
West Wing only:
42-inch flat screen LCD TV (West Wing only)
- Cuisinart Coffee maker featuring, Starbucks coffee
- I-home alarm clock - docking station for your iPhone or iPod
Amenities on Request
The following amenities may be available in selected hotel rooms at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Please indicate the request in your on-line hotel reservation, or ask one of our reservation agents.
- Iron - and ironing board
The Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers every option, from a quick morning coffee in the Java Lift (featuring Starbucks coffee), to a casual meal in the Chimney Corner lounge.
The Chimney Corner features two wood-burning fireplaces, a view of activities in the village, different lunch and dinner menus, full bar and wine service. A sport bar is adjacent, and features big screen TVs broadcasting sporting events in HD.
The Eagle’s Nest
The Eagle’s Nest dining room is open evenings only, and offers an upscale menu with an extensive wine selection. Our chefs can accommodate special requests, including vegetarian.
Hours of Operation
Java Lift: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.)
Chimney Corner: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Eagle’s Nest – 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
A Taste of Sunshine (Sounds Divine)
This unique event at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge features a multi-course menu. It's prepared by internationally famed Chef de Cuisine Martin Brenner, and his team. Each course is paired with a different wine. Decadent!!!!!
The evening begins with a short reception and a glass of wine. Then, the entire group sits at one large table in the private room of the Eagle’s Nest Dining room.
Our in-house expert will lead the group through each course and wine selection, offering insight into the region featured and the participating wineries.
Back by popular demand, the Taste of Sunshine series runs monthly from December through May. Additional charges apply for this event. See the Front Desk to reserve your space.
Please note that we do not permit our guests to bring alcohol with them into our lodge. Guests may check alcohol with the Front Desk Agent at the base upon arrival; it will be returned upon departure.
Reservations may be cancelled at no charge, any time, up to 15 days before your arrival. Should you cancel within 14 days of your arrival date, you will forfeit the deposit.
The Sunshine Mountain Lodge is proud to offer our guests a calm and quiet atmosphere within the lodge floors and rooms. We ask that all of our guests co-operate by keeping the volume level in their rooms to a minimum. Voices and foot traffic in the hallways, especially in the early hours, can be heard for some distance. Please respect fellow guests and keep the noise level to a minimum.
Interesting Things to Know.....
You will definitely need a park pass when traveling to Sunshine Village. Everyone is required to purchase a park pass.
The gondola ride to the Sunshine Mountain Lodge from the base of the village is approximately 17 minutes. The gondolas are not heated. Please bring warm clothing as weather conditions can sometimes reach below -25 Celsius. Blankets and lanterns are available at check-in. The gondola hours are daily from 8 am to 5:3- pm, Fridays 8 am to 10:30 pm.
If you can't make the gondola.....transportation may be available after hours for a fee, and must be arranged at least 24 hours prior to arrival. If possible, we strongly recommend you schedule your arrival and departure times in accordance to the gondola hours.
Sorry...no pets allowed....
Day trips are available into the Town of Banff via car or bus, It's about 15 minutes away. On Friday evening, you can visit town for dinner and return by 10 p.m. to catch the gondola back up to the village.
Unfortunately no skis and snowboards are not allowed in the rooms. Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers a ski valet service at no extra charge. Simply check your skis at the side of the hotel, and they retrieve them for you in the morning.
Babysitting by accredited staff can normally be scheduled with 24 hours’ advance notice.
What a great place to spend a family vacation in the ski mountains of Sunshine Village. The Sunshine Mountain Lodge has everything you need for fantastic holiday.
Can you imagine the stars at 7200 feet. Time for a little romance!
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