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 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 ebbing added on Mt Morrissey and in the Gil’s area of Mt Tod this summer, opening for the 2014-15 season.
Off the Slopes
Sun Peak's village has nearly 20 places to eat which include excellent restaurants, 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 an abundance of winter activities including Cat-Trax groomer rides, snowshoe tours, dogsledding, and snowmobiling to name a few. A shopping shuttle is also available to take guests down to Kamloops or book a seat on the Kamloops Blazers Hockey shuttle and enjoy an evening of hockey. Sun Peaks has plenty of activities to keep the family entertained and don’t forget to check out one of their signature events while you’re there; The Family Cup All Nations Celebration or the Annual Winter Okanagan Wine Festival.
New for 2014/15
Next seasons sees the addition of 522 acres of new terrain at Sun Peaks, taking the ski area to a grand total of 4,200 acres, second only in size in Canada to Whistler. The current domain of 3,678 acres will be augmented by 110 acres of trails on West Morrisey and 412 acres of runs on the current back-country area of Gil’s, atop Mt. Tod. At this point Gil’s will remain hike in (from 5 Mile trail accessed via the Burfield chairlift) /ski out, with an outrun at the bottom increasing the current vertical.
Sun Peaks specialises 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 Sun Peaks Grand and Residences offers the highest quality option with all the amenities you would expect. However there is a huge range of alternatives with the emphasis being on convenience and value.
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.