Sun Peaks Resort Guide

Insider tips from our team

The Skiing

Sun Peaks' uncrowded ski area offers a mixture of open bowls, steeps and glades on Tod Mountain, beautifully groomed cruisers on Sundance Mountain (including a 10-acre terrain park) and intermediate glades and expert bump runs on Morrisey. The well-planned trail system means that all abilities can ski down from any lift - ideal for mixed-ability groups.

The 2018 expansion of new lifts and terrain on Mt Morrissey and in the Gil’s area of Mt Tod opened up a further 522 acres, taking the ski area to a grand total of 4,270 acres - second only to Whistler in Canada. The lift capacity is 13,600 skiers per hour and with a bed base at just over 5,000, you can be confident of fresh tracks and virtually no lift lines.

Take advantage of the superb terrain and ski like a local, with a local! Complimentary tours hosted by people who call Sun Peaks home run twice daily for skiers and boarders of every ability. These tours are a fantastic introduction to skiing in the resort, complete with lots of invaluable local knowledge.

Want to ski the best? Discover our favourite runs in Sun Peaks.

Sun Peaks Groomer Feb 2017 © Reuben Krabbe
Sun Peaks groomers

Ski Camps

A ski camp doesn't just help you improve your technique, it's also a great way to find the best stashes on the mountain.

Go skiing with former Olympic Champion, Nancy Greene

She's great company and you'll get both a great orientation of the mountains and learn more about Sun Peaks... it's free and suitable for all skill levels. Tours usually depart Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from the top of the Sunburst chairlift.

Guided Gil's Backcountry Private Tour

Sun Peak's has legendary backcountry. Why not explore it with a professional guide? Intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders can learn the safest routes, best lines and pick up local secrets while improving their technique.

Sun Peaks Off Piste Camp © Sam Egan / Cedar Line Creative
Off piste camp

Or ski with a local...

Sun Host Mountain Tours run daily at 9:15am and 1pm from slopeside between the Sunburst chairlift and the Village Day Lodge. The Sun Hosts are local skiers who just want to share their love of the resort - from their favourite hidden stashes to the best places to grab lunch.

Sun Peaks Instructors © Adam Stein / Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks instructors

More skiing?

Sun Peaks has sufficient on and off-mountain entertainment for a 10-14 night ski holiday. However, easy transfer connections to Whistler, Big White and Silver Star make it ideal as part of a two-centre holiday such as the Whistler Peaks Ski Safari or the Okanagan Explorer Ski Safari.

Alternatively, why not add on a city stay with a couple of nights in Vancouver or Toronto for a dose of culture.


Sun Peaks offers an abundance of winter activities including Cat-Trax Groomer Rides, First Tracks breakfast, snowshoe tours, dog sledding and snowmobiling to name a few, or why not book a seat on the Kamloops Blazers Hockey shuttle and enjoy an evening of hockey?

Sun Peaks - Santa Sleigh Ride © Kelly Funk
Santa's sleigh at Sun Peaks

There are 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 annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival, Skiing with Santa, and the New Year's Eve fireworks are some of our favourites.

With so many popular activities going on each week, we recommend booking these in advance, something we can help you with at the time of booking.

Sun peaks activities

  • Sun Peaks Spa
  • Cat Trax Groomer Rides
  • Dog sled tours
  • Alpine Fondue dinner and starlight descent
  • Ice skating
  • Kamloops Blazers hockey games
  • Guided Ice Fishing tours
  • Snowmobile tours
  • Heli skiing
  • Snowshoe rental and tours
  • Tube park
  • Fat biking
  • Snow Limo tours
  • Axe throwing
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides
  • Indoor golf
  • Toboggan area

We can book some of these directly for you - speak to your tour coordinator or call us on 01273 224063.


Elevated Fishing Adventures 2017 © Sam Egan / Cedar Line Creative
Fishing adventures



The Sundance Kids Centre offers childcare for children from 3-5 years old. Childminding can also be combined with ski lessons. Kids can now wrap up an exciting day on the mountain with their very own après! Weekly kids' nights are for children ages 3 - 12 years. Drop-ins are welcome for all activities but space is limited. Monday to Saturday 4:30pm-8:30pm, $30. Includes dinner and snacks.

Sun Peaks - Family © Sam Egan / Cedar Line Creative
Family at Sun Peaks


The resort provides a regular shuttle service around town. However, all the accommodation is ski-in ski-out from the resort centre and everything is easily walkable so you should rarely need to use it.

Grocery store

Bluebird Market in the Sun Peaks Grand Residences is the main grocery store in resort and has everything you could need. Alternatively, you can use Sun Peaks Cargo Grocery Delivery Service, giving you the chance to enjoy your holiday without the hassle of having to shop. They'll pick up your shopping from Kamloops and deliver it to your door.


Sun Peaks enjoys some of the best weather in British Columbia. The resort boasts an average temperature of -5°C (23°F) which is really quite pleasant, but it can still be cold and some of the chairs are quite exposed, so layer up and make use of face masks!

Sun Peaks - Village Stroll © Kelly Funk
Stroll through the village in Sun Peaks

Bars and Restaurants

Sun Peaks has more than 20 diverse and unique bars and restaurants serving up authentic Canadian dishes. From grab-and-go poutine to Elk Wellington and Bison Burgers at the Voyageur Bistro, you will find something to satisfy any palette. Our top recommendations include Cahilty Creek Kitchen & Taproom with 16 taps and local craft beers or The Steakhouse at the Sun Peaks Lodge offering house cuts of 100% Canadian beef and the Mountain of Ribs!

We also recommend

  • Masa’s Bar and Grill - a firm favourite amongst the locals with great daily specials
  • Oya Restaurant - for all the sushi lovers, fantastic Japanese cuisine
  • Bolacco Café - our favourite for coffee, but be sure to try the hot banana bread
  • Joe Poutine - a Canadian staple, also serving hot dogs and ice cream. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.

For a full list of places to eat please see the Sun Peaks Dining Guide.

Sun Peaks Après © Kelly Funk
Après ski at Sun Peaks


  • Morrisey’s Public House - an Irish bar that is always popular with the locals.
  • Bottoms Bar & Grill - a Ski Safari favourite with good food, excellent beer and a lively atmosphere.
  • The Cahilty Creek Kitchen & Tap Room - the perfect place to stop for a slopeside drink on the way home.


Resort Map

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Trail map

Resort Map route map

Resort Stats

November to April
Nearest airport
Direct flight
No, 1 stop only
Transfer time
50 minutes from Kamloops
Transfer or car hire
7,060 ft
Vertical drop
2,894 ft
Avg snowfall
19.75 ft
Ski area
4,200+ acres
Ski lifts
139 including 19 gladed areas
10% beginner 58% intermediate 24% advanced 8% expert