Banff Sunshine Village To Install New “Super Angel” Lift

Since 1988 Angel Express has been flying skiers and Snowboarders up a vertical rise of 1,244 ft. in just over five minutes. Once dubbed Angel Flight Express, the high-speed lift made Sunshine history as it was the first high speed quad in the Canadian Rockies.

“I remember the look of disbelief as skiers and snowboarders would zoom into the top station,” says long time Sunshiner Don Beaulieu. “High-speed quads were new, and skiers had this look on their face that they weren’t quite sure the lift would slow down in time.”

As a resort, Angel Express transformed how Banff Sunshine was skied. The lift created longer ski runs for guests to enjoy, and transported people up the mountain faster than they could ski down.

At Banff Sunshine, it is our mission to operate a resort worthy of its home in Canada’s Oldest National Park, Banff National Park. With the lens of improved visitor experience, this summer we will be replacing our oldest highspeed quad, Angel Express, with a new state of the art six passenger high speed luxury express lift, complete with direct drive, heated bucket seats, foot rests, and a yellow bubble. Construction on our new “Super Angel” lift began May 13th.

Angel Express (in its current form) will be disassembled and moved to Castle Mountain Resort. The southern Alberta Resort is excited to welcome Angel into their current lift fleet.

Construction on Super Angel will take place this summer, to ensure the lift is ready to ferry skiers and snowboards up the 1,244 ft come November 2024.

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