Mankind and nature in harmony
We don't make snow; we farm it
Don’t bother looking for snow guns at Sunshine. They’re pretty hard to find.
Sitting atop the Continental Divide provides Sunshine with an average of nine metres (30 feet) of Canada's Best Snow annually, which reduces the need for snowmaking to next to nothing. At the beginning of the season, our two snow guns build up a base in the lower ski-out and the ski and snowboard school beginner area.
RECYCLING [click to expand/condense]
Sunshine recycles all beverage containers, paper, cardboard, metal and many other items. Butt-out containers are also available around the mountain, to reduce cigarette litter.
WATER & POWER [click to expand/condense]
Sunshine Village is a leader in water management and conservation. Since 2002, water use per skier visit has been reduced 29 per cent. On peak days, per-skier water use is down 38 per cent. And, in the new West Wing, water use has been reduced by 44 per cent over the building it replaced. Electrical consumption is down by more than 20 per cent.
VEHICLES & TRANSPORTATION [click to expand/condense]
Our snowmobiles are all low-emission four-stroke models, and this year Sunshine bought its first hybrid four-by-four.
RECENT AWARDS [click to expand/condense]
Because the Sunshine Mountain Lodge sits in the heart of Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort, you can be the first on the slopes each morning. You will be staying high in the Canadian Rockies, at 2,200 metres (7,200 feet) in Canada’s first national park – so special, it’s part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Recent Environmental Awards: