6 Top-Rated Ski Resorts in Canada, 2019

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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Located in Banff National Park, not far from the town of Banff, Sunshine Village is heavenly on a sunny day. A gondola uploads skiers from the parking lot to the village at the base of the runs. Lifts from here take you to runs above the tree line, where wide-open bowls offer unparalleled views over the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The mountain is skewed towards intermediate skiers, with more than 50 percent of the runs falling into this category. Experts will find an impressive selection of extreme and advanced terrain, particularly on Goats Eye Mountain. About 20 percent of the resort is beginner oriented. This is a great hill for intermediate skiers who want to challenge themselves and move to the next level.

Ski-in, ski-out accommodation options are available at Sunshine Village, but many skiers choose to stay in nearby Banff, where there is a better selection of hotels, restaurants, and shops.

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