Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, yet just 15 minutes' drive from the cozy mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking sitelines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization beyond the resort. It is possible to ski in two provinces - Alberta and British Columbia - in one run.
Sunshine Village's seven-month season stretches from early November until late May - the longest non-glacial season in Canada. The Village's altitude of 7,082 feet ensures the snow stays dry. Sunshine can receive up to nine metres (30 feet) of snow in a season, and it stays all year. It's truly Canada’s Best Snow.
But this season, there will be a new – an altogether relaxing- alternative activity for those at Sunshine Village. A brand new restorative yoga mountain retreat is being opened. The new program will combine a majestic Rocky Mountain ski experience with the serenity and relaxation of an on-mountain yoga practise.
The weekend retreats, slated for spring 2014, will also include a specialized menu featuring healthy, organic fare crafted exclusively by Executive Chef Martin Brenner of the Sunshine Mountain Lodge.