by Joanna Nesbit
Located 40 minutes from Lake Louise, this lodge is Banff National Park’s only ski-in, ski-out accommodation. It teems with family amenities, including a ski school and childcare service, and many complimentary activities, such as evening tobogganing, snowshoeing, board games, activity room with pool table and bubble hockey, family movie nights and a large outdoor hot pool. The accommodations range from Main Lodge rooms to larger suites for families. The Main Lodge rooms include king beds and pullout sofa beds or queen bed with a trundle bed. The new West Wing’s loft suites feature a king bed upstairs and on the main floor two queen beds (one a murphy bed), sitting area and gas fireplace (no kitchen). The premiere West Wing suites feature similar amenities on a single floor with a queen bed, queen Murphy bed and ski-to-the-door access. Find two onsite restaurants, one with all-day dining, the other dinner only.
Our Editor Loves
- Sunshine Gondola
- Ski in, ski out lodge
- Large hot pool
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Sunshine Mountain Lodge is a cool on the hill experience. The staff is amazing and helpful. There are hill activities for Lodge guests and the restaurants are excellent. No need to rush for your ski day and you can be on the hill ahead of everyone else.
Meet Shannon. He's a 24 year old Australian dude whom I had the pleasure of riding with today at Sunshine Village. Between Shannon and his boss David, we were fully taken care of in terms of disabled accessibility mountaintop.
The snow here is too deep for my husband to push my chair through (trust me, first off the bat, he, the groom Brad and his brother Matthew carried me in my wheelchair from the Gondala to the hotel). God love that Newfie strength the 3 of them possess.
Shannon and David took it from there, and gave me a ride on the sled to the ceremony site, the Mad Trapper Lodge and then back to the Gondala. They made attending the wedding so effortless.