If you ski Sun Peaks you are in Canada's third largest ski area. With over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, skiing and snowboarding here means you are bound to get sun. Great powder and over 3700 acres of slopes await you across 3 mountains. Read our resort guide for more information.
Ski Sun Peaks for ski-in ski-out convenience, uncrowded pistes, and light, dry snow that makes for great champagne powder - over 5 metres of powder per year. This is a new resort - the first stone was only laid in 1993 - which means it is well planned. With pedestrian-only streets and European-style buildings, it is also very attractive. Transfers are relatively easy, although around four hours from Vancouver or five from Seattle, WA.
On the Slopes
If you choose to ski Sun Peaks, there's nearly 3700 acres of skiable terrain and 124 runs spread across three mountains (Mount Tod, Mount Morrisey and Sundance), which means they offer great variety. This ski area is second in size only to Whistler - it's distant neighbour.
Beginners will find gentle nursery slopes in the village, and a series of easy greens to progress to. Intermediates will find plenty of choice across all 3 mountains, while there is good, steep terrain for advanced skiers, especially on Mount Tod.
If you ski Sun Peaks you are in the ski area of British Columbia.
Off the Slopes
With its pedestrianised town centre, the Sun Peaks ski resort is a great family choice - you'll find a ski school, a childminding centre, the Kids Ranch, and a Kids Adventure Park with plenty of activities to keep your children happy. It also feels like a traditional ski resort.
And while the après-ski isn't as lively as many European resorts, there are enough restaurants and bars to keep everyone happy. This includes hotel bars and the 4* Delta Resort.
Who's it Best For?
Great for all levels, but families and boarders are particularly well catered for.
Set in Canadas third largest ski area Sun Peaks offers skiers great glade skiing and amazing champagne powder. Its location also means that it doesn't get the extreme cold temperatures of the Rockies, in fact it gets over 2000 hours of sunshine a year!
If you are looking for a ski package holiday there then check out the holidays we have available with leading ski holiday companies. Or check out the accommodation guides and book chalets and apartments direct with the owners.
Why Choose Sun Peaks in Canada?
1.Good range of skiing for all abilities.
2. Great for snowboarders, 2500ft terrain park.
3. Great champagne powder.
4. Good for families.
Is It Right For You?
If you think this is the resort for you then check out the holidays we have available. Or read our accommodation guides and book a great deal online.
If you usually ski in Europe you will be used to the usual offering of chalets, hotels and apartments. In Sun Peaks there is all three, although there isn't a huge amount to choose from, this resort is all about quality not quantity.
On a plus point all the accommodation here is ski in ski out and the village is a compact purpose built resort. There is more development occurring in the resort going forward which will add more beds into the mix.
Where to Look for a Chalet?
You will find a fairly good range of chalets here from quite small affairs to larger chalets that sleep 20. Most are self catering and you will find some that are ski in ski out.
To view a good range of chalets check out Sun Peaks Reservations where you will find chalets like the strange sounding Dancing Frog Lodge which is ski in ski out and within easy walking distance of the village.
The good news when looking at accommodation in Sun Peaks is that most of it is ski in ski out. There isn't a huge amount of accommodation here as many of it is still being developed but the quality is good.
Most of the accommodation here is hotel and apartment based so if you are looking for an apartment, or condo as they are known here, the choice is pretty good.
If you want comfort then check out the Delta Sun Peaks Hotel which now offers Delta Residences, essentially luxury apartments. The beauty of these is that you get to use all the hotel facilities including health club, swimming pool, gym and sauna.
A number of lodges worth checking out are Nancy Greenes Cahilty Lodge which is more reasonably priced accommodation, as is Hearthstone Lodge which is good for families as it offers adjoining rooms.
Most of the accommodation here in Sun Peaks is hotel and apartment based, although here apartments are referred to as condominiums. The quality of accommodation here is good although there isn't a great quantity.
The resort village itself is compact and well designed so wherever you stay you should be within striking distance of the slopes. There are also some chalets to rent which are also ski in ski out.
What Type of Hotels Are Available Here?
Sun Peaks has one of Canadas best hotels, the Delta Sun Peaks Resort which offers amazing rooms and facilities including swimming pools, fitness room and sauna. In addition there is the Sun Peaks Lodge which is also ski in ski out.
In addition to the hotels there are some well priced lodges that are worth considering. These include Nancy Greenes, the Sundance Lodge and also the Village Day Lodge.
Sun Peaks is located in the interior of British Columbia. There are really two choice of airports, Kamloops Airport which is 60km away and Kelowna, 210km away. Kamloops airport is a regional airport which receives flights from Vancouver and Calgary and Kelowna has flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Kelowna tends to be the best choice due to the greater scope of airlines using it. Kamloops can also sometimes close due to weather issues. A car is not really necessary in Sun Peaks due to the compact purpose built nature of the resort so we would recommend that you look at other options.
There are airport shuttles available from both airports. The journey from Kamloops takes about 45 minutes, from Kelowna 2 hours 30 minutes. Shuttles can be organised in advance from Sun Star Shuttle.
If however you want to drive to explore a bit more then the drive is fairly easy. From Vancouver the drive is about 4 hours, 30 minutes. There is parking in the resort which is ;argely underground as well as parking at the main base lodge.
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Ski Schools in Sun Peaks
Whether you want to have ski lessons or snowboard lessons, most Sun Peaks ski schools offer a wide range of options including half day lessons, private or group lessons. Use GoSki.co.uk to find out more.