Think luxury. Think doorstep skiing convenience. Think beautiful mountain vistas.
Sun Peaks is all about quick and easy access to the snow, short lift queues and long, varied trails through the trees. The village of Sun Peaks has the unique feature of being a 'ski through' village where you can come straight off the mountain and ski through town without even taking your skis off, giving a charming alpine feel to the village, where all the properties benefit from ski- in ski-out access.
For those seeking rewarding days on the mountain followed by luxury living after the lifts close, Sun Peaks is a top choice.
Resort Altitude: 1,198m
Resort Skiing: 2,082m
Total Ski Area: 135km
Blue Runs: 12km
Red Runs: 74km
Black Runs: 40km
Cross Country: 52km
The skiing and boarding in Sun Peaks spans three different tree-lined mountains over 2,082m of terrain, making it the second largest ski area in British Columbia after Whistler. The variety of trails mean that all standards of skier and boarder are catered for. There is plenty of interesting off-piste, magnificent gladed bowls to play in, and best of all, runs are generally quiet, particularly during the week. The resort is blessed with around 6m of snowfall each winter, as well as 2,000 hours of sunshine a year.
Each of the three mountains which surround the village offer something different. Beginners will learn their turns at the foot of the slopes of Sundance with some long gentle slopes back to the village core. Across the valley is Mt. Morrisey, which enjoys an array of cruising blue trails that wind down the tree-lined slopes. The largest peak is Mt. Tod, which is home to a variety of trails from long runs to challenging advanced slopes.
Sun Peaks resort offers something for all snowboarders. There is a 30-acre fun park for freestylers, tree-lined chutes for free-riders and wide novice slopes for beginners.
The Sun Peaks Sports School offers beginners to advanced lessons for all ages, honing in on ski skills and exploring the terrain of the resort. There are also options for private tours of the area, including off-piste.
Sun Kids offer lessons for skiers aged 6 to 12 years and snowboarders aged 8 to 12 years. Lessons can be either full or half day, private or group. Sun Tots also offer private lessons for children aged between 3 to 7 years of all abilities - daycare can be added on as an extra if needed.
The resort's numerous restaurants range from casual and family-friendly restaurants to formal fine dining. Food varies from BBQ and burgers to Italian and there's even a fun Irish style pub called Morrisey's Public House.
Although known as a quiet resort, there are a few bars and restaurants that provide an après scene. Bottoms Bar & Grill located in the Coast Sundance Lodge is known for its lively après and drink specials.
Other winter activities such as ice skating, snow biking and dog-sled tours are available throughout resort. In addition, the Sun Peaks village can be explored with a range of shopping, dining and local coffee shops.