Originally Posted by kgtrips
Awseome skiing as I recall it. Lots of skiing above the tree line.We stayed in Banff and drove about half hour to the hill. No kids in tow at the time so ski in/out was not as important. Banff itself is a lovely town with lots going on.
Mostly an intermediate cruiser hill, although Goat's Eye offers more challenging runs. Wild West and Dellerium Dive offer extreme skiing if ability and conditions allow. Sunshine should have the best snow conditions of all ski hills in the area.
Sunshine Inn has 2 sections to it. The hotel portion has been remodelled and is quite nice. The "wing" is extremely old and run down and not worth staying in. Like mentioned, it is quiet up at the Inn and probably good for only a night or two before you get bored. There are a few restaurants and a big outdoor hot tub. Banff offers more options for accomodations, dining, shopping and entertainment. If you are coming for only a few days, staying the Sunshine Inn simplifies things as you don't need transportation or have to decide on where you are eating which meal.
Like all ski destinations, if you stay in Banff please use the shuttle buses to get to the ski hills. Far too many people stay in Banff and glog the streets, highway and parking lots when they can easily use the bus service.