Have you ever stayed slopeside? We just spent a weekend at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, the only ski in and ski out accommodation in Banff National Park. Meaning: you’re guaranteed to get fresh tracks with a stay here. If you love to ski, and are looking for a Spring Break destination, this is the place for you.
Dan was first out in the morning and had a brilliant hour carving through the untouched powder. Then he popped back in the room, warmed up, and joined us for breakfast. This flexibility is the very best part of staying on the mountain at Sunshine Village.
But their glühwein (mulled red wine), is close second. How cute is that mug? Besides the wine, you get a shot glass of liqueur topped with brown sugar that’s lit on fire. Top marks for presentation! Room service will bring this (and anything else) up to your room, so you can enjoy après-ski in your long johns, if so desired.
Oh, and their massive outdoor hot tub is divine. There’s nothing better than a soothing soak to rejuvenate burned out legs.
It’s a fab place for a family getaway. Since you’re up on the hill (transported there via gondola), there’s no traffic to worry about. Ankle biters can rip around the resort safely, giving them the same immense sense of freedom we enjoyed as kids. Everyone funnels back to the same place, so I was able to turn off my hovering instinct. There’s also a family room filled with games, fuzz ball and Wii. Activities such as massage, yoga, snowshoeing and tobogganing give non-skiers plenty of options.
Have you ever stayed at Sunshine Mountain Lodge or back when it was the Sunshine Inn? How was your experience?