At a Glance
4,270 acres of skiable terrain
Great terrain for intermediates
Fantastic for families
Heli warm up programme available
Skiing in Sun Peaks
The European-styled village is situated between three ski mountains: Tod Mountain, Sundance Mountain, and Mt. Morrisey. With 12 gladed areas, and a huge selection of Alpine bowls and long cruiser runs all accessible by the resort’s 11 lifts, there’s plenty of varied terrain to satisfy even the keenest skier.
Sun Peaks is most convenient for the following CMH area: Cariboos.
Powder Skiing Watch
Look no further than Sun Peaks legendary Gil’s terrain – this is a wonderful backcountry bowl full of steeps, open glades, and powder-filled meadows. It is the perfect place to get warmed up before a heli trip and in fact there is a specific programme for just this –the resort have a 2-day course for up to 4 guests which delves deep into the finer points of powder skiing techniques and aims to develop the necessary backcountry skills before your heli skiing trip.
How to get there?
The closest airport is Kamloops, which is just an hour’s internal flight from Vancouver or Calgary. Sun Peaks is only an hour’s drive from Kamloops Airport and shuttle buses meet every flight or our team can organise you a private transfer.
Pure Powder Recommends
Sun Peaks Grand
Nestled in the centre of the village is Sun Peaks’ only luxury grand hotel with ski–in/ski–out access. Guests have exclusive use to a health club, featuring three outdoor hot tubs, a heated outdoor swimming pool, two massage rooms, sauna and a well-equipped gym.
For Alternative Stays…
Sun Peaks Lodge
If you want something a little more intimate, then this family-run ski–in/ski–out hotel is the perfect cosy base for a stay in Sun Peaks. It is located in the heart of the resort just steps away from the chairlift – convenient for everything! Enjoy a hearty evening meal at the in-house restaurant, The Steakhouse, which is only open for the ski season.
Pure Powder Loves
√ The layout of the European-style ski-through village as it makes everything so easy
√ The quietness of the resort as there are hardly ever any queues. At the base you have access to lots of different lifts so wait time is minimum.
Things to consider
– Sun Peaks is largely family-centric so make sure that you don’t have high expectations for a vibrant party scene.
– Sun Peaks only sees an average of 6 metres per season and the snow typically comes in small amounts per storm, rather than big dumps. The lowish snowfall volume is a downside however the upside is that powder seekers don’t come out in force so there’s not much competition for fresh tracks.