Canada’s Hottest New Chairlift is at Sunshine Village

October 07, 2015

by Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort is now home to Canada’s first chairlift with heated seats. The Teepee Town LX lift, located on Lookout Mountain, will be ready in time for the 2015-16 ski season and comes complete with orange bubble covers, footrests and heated seats. It will move as many as 1,200 skiers and riders up the mountain per hour at a speed of 5.08 meters per second.
The resort worked closely with Parks Canada to obtain a building permit issued for construction starting August 2014 after an extensive environmental impact analysis. Mitigation techniques were used throughout construction including the use of helicopters and a walking excavator designed to minimize the impact on vegetation and wildlife in the area.
“Sunshine is committed to delivering exceptional guest experiences and this addition to the resort will clearly demonstrate our focus on providing comfort and value to our guests” said Dave Riley, Chief Operating Officer for Sunshine Village.
The tentative opening date for the 2015-16 ski season at Sunshine Village is November 11, 2015. The world-class resort boasts the longest non-glacial ski season in Canada, open from early November until mid-May each ski season. 
About Sunshine Village Ski Resort
Sunshine Village, close to the town of Banff, provides skiers and boarders with 12-lifts including eight modern high speed quad chairs, the most in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the world’s fastest 8-passenger gondolas. Stay slope-side in the Rockies' only “ski-in, ski-out” hotel and ski or ride 3,300 acres over three mountains in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia along the Continental Divide during Canada’s longest season from November to late May. For more information visit

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Lindsay Gallagher
Media & Marketing Coordinator
Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort
Office: 1 (403) 705-4014
Cell: 1 (403) 971-1477
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