Sun Peaks Ski Holidays

Canada Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Rupert Hatfield

"Sun Peaks is a fantastic all round ski holiday destination. Designed like Whistler with convenience in mind – everything is on hand. The terrain is really diverse making it an excellent choice for a family ski holiday."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 9/10
  • Intermediates: 10/10
  • Advanced: 8/10
  • Families: 10/10
  • Nightlife: 6/10
  • Village Charm: 8/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 6/10
  • Sustainability: 9/10

Season: Nov - Apr

Nearest Airport: Kamloops

Direct Flight: No, 1 stop only

Transfer Time: 45 minutes

Transport: Transfer or Car Hire

Elevation: 7,060 ft

Vertical Drop: 2,894 ft

Avg Snowfall: 18 ft

Ski Area: 3,678 acres

Ski Lifts: 11

Runs: 125

Grade: 32% advanced
58% intermediates
10% beginners

Why Sun Peaks?

As well as being the second largest ski resort in British Columbia, Sun Peaks also offers the ultimate in ski in ski out convenience. Hugely popular with families thanks to its fantastic ski school and big range of slopeside accommodation, the resort has taken big leaps forward over the last few years. The Tyrolean-style pedestrianised village, modern ski-in ski-out accommodation and high speed lifts have transformed Sun Peaks from a local ski hill into an international ski holiday destination.

The Skiing

The uncrowded ski area offers a mixture of open bowls, steeps and glades on Tod Mountain, beautifully groomed cruisers on Sundance Mountain and glade skiing on Morrisey. The well-planned trail system means that all levels of skier can ski down from any lift - ideal for mixed-ability groups and families. Excitingly the resort is undergoing some hefty expansion with new lifts and terrain ebing added on Mt Morrissey and in the Gil’s area of Mt Tod over the course of 2013/14.

Off the Slopes

Sun Peak's village has several excellent restaurants, a few lively bars and a night club. There is a Sports and Aquatic Centre open daily during the winter and it offers a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and kids pool. The resort also offers a whole host of winter activities including Cat-Trax groomer rides, snowshoe tours and mini z’s (miniature snowmobiles for little kids). There is also a bus that goes down to nearby Kamloops for shopping trips. It does not compete with the likes of some of the bigger resorts but Sun Peaks has plenty to keep everyone and particularly families entertained during their trip.

New for 2013/14 - This season sees the introduction of two exciting new ski camps in Sun Peaks. The 3 Day Off-Piste Camp gives you the chance to explore the most thrilling of the terrain including steeps, glades, powder and moguls. All under the expert eye of one of their dedicated coaches, you will develop your skills, find hidden powder stashes and have an unforgettable experience exploring the mountain. Alternatively why not have some fun as a family? The Fun Family Race Camp offers two days of professional race coaching aimed at your individual skill level followed by a race on day 3. Why not give one of these camps a go and take your skiing to the next level.

Accommodation

Sun Peaks specializes in ski in ski out properties making life even easier for families. There is a great range of condo accommodation with bedding to suit every group size. The Delta Resort and Residences offers the highest quality option with all the amenities you would expect from such a big name. However there is a huge range of alternatives with the emphasis being on convenience and value.

More Skiing?

Sun Peaks has sufficient on and off-mountain entertainment for a 10 night ski holiday. However, transfer-based connections to Whistler, Big White and Silver Star make it easy to include Sun Peaks on a two-centre holiday such as the Whistler Peaks Safari or the Okanagan Explorer. Alternatively why not add on a city stay with a couple of nights in Vancouver or Toronto.

Ski Safaris Combine Sun Peaks with other resorts in BC

Ski & Sun Love the snow but need a little more time to relax on your holiday?