Sun Peaks Resort Information
Learn more about Sun Peaks Mountain Resort and the amenities available during your stay
About Sun Peaks Mountain Resort
With access via Kamloops or Kelowna airports and only a four hours drive from Vancouver, Sun Peaks, home to Olympic Gold Medalist, Nancy Greene, is an easy choice when deciding how and where to spend a winter vacation. Blanketed by an average snowfall of 559 cm (220 inches) of pristine powder each year, Sun Peaks offers the ultimate conditions in which to enjoy its massive winter playground.
Ensuring precious time is not lost, 11 lifts provide continuous action by delivering as many as 12,000 skiers per hour to the gladed areas and alpine bowls and 125 trails that Sun Peaks encompasses. Green, blue and black runs can be accessed from the top of each chairlift allowing visitors of varying skill levels to enjoy the downhill terrain that suits them best. Thrill-seekers looking to freestyle are certain to be left breathless by the awesome display of rails and boxes offered in the three progressive terrain parks. Devoted to assisting skiers and riders in honing their terrain park skills, Sun Peaks designed these parks to allow skiers and riders to learn at their own pace. For the Nordic skier, whether novice or more advanced, the resort is proud to offer 30.8km of track, while an additional 14.3km is waiting to be discovered in the ungroomed backcountry.
Après ski entertainment keeps the resort thriving well into the evening. Pleased to offer activities for all ages, Sun Peaks is host to a multitude of family-friendly events which include skating, sleigh rides, game-nights and a weekly slope-side movie. A spectacular offering of restaurants, from casual fare to fine dining, ensures every palette is satisfied, while a selection of pubs and clubs each provide a lively atmosphere for adults to unwind in.
Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Facts
With its three mountains to choose from, each with its own unique terrain features, Sun Peaks has runs for every level of skier and snowboarder.
The classic and original Sun Peaks mountain. Check out Tod’s open bowls and challenging terrain, as well as The 5-Mile, Tod Mountain’s signature family-friendly green run. New quad chair providing faster access to the deepest and driest powder, superb glade skiing, and advanced expert terrain.
Sundance Mountain is the first to open and the last to close each day. Home to award-winning groomed runs, a terrain run, the ski-school learning area, half-pipe and the Tube Time park.
Sun Peaks’ newest mountain offers award winning open glades, cruising style runs and black diamond moguls, with more to come in the future.
50km (31 miles) southeast of Kamloops, BC
Shuttle available from Kelowna Airport to Sun Peaks and Kamloops Airport to Sun Peaks
Hours Of Operation
- Nov 23 to Apr 6: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM daily
- Feb 1 to Apr 6: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily (Sundance Chair)
559 cm / 220 in / 18.5 ft
- 3 High Speed Quads: Sunburst, Sundance, Morrisey
- 1 Quad: Burfield
- 1 Triple: Crystal
- 2 Platters
- 1 T-bar
- 3 Carpet Lifts
- 1 Tubing Lift
Total Uphill Capacity
Approximately 12,000 skiers per hour
Summit: 2,080 m
Base Elevation: 1,199 m
- 125 Marked Runs
- 13 Gladed areas
- 10% Beginner
- 58% Intermediate
- 32% Expert
8 km (5 miles)
Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Activites
Located by the Village Day Lodge, the Bungee Trampoline, appropriate for anyone weighing less than 220lbs, is best described as an over-sized jolly-jumper.
Cat Trax Groomer Rides
Lasting 45 minutes in length, this evening tour gives visitors the opportunity to climb aboard a Pisten-Bulley Snow Groomer to witness the grooming process. Tours must be booked by 3pm.
Geared toward guests over five years old, this tour provides a special means to viewing the frosty wilderness. Before embarking on the adventure, guests are given an orientation on the Alaskan Huskies and typical dogsled procedures. For those 14 years and older, the option of mushing their own team is available.
First Trax Breakfast
Tuesday mornings, ticket holders meet at the Sunburst Express Lift to take to the freshly groomed powder for an hour of skiing-solitude. Prior to 10am, participants can then indulge in one of three hot breakfasts and a full cold continental buffet served at the Sunburst Restaurant.
Visitors of all ages and skill levels get a different perspective on downhill action with a guided tour. Complimentary tours by the Sun Guide team are offered twice daily, while Olympic Gold Medalist, Nancy Greene, provides a one-of-a-kind experience with a tour of her own.
Situated just a short walk from the village, Sun Peaks is host to a full-sized ice rink which is sure to provide hours of entertainment. From leisurely hand-in-hand skating to friendly games of hockey, the icy surface is a favorite among all age groups. Rentals are available on location
With several options to choose from, these guided tours provide impressive views of the Thompson-Nicola region while lending some fast-paced adventure to all who participate. A mandatory $25 insurance fee is applied to anyone wanting to attend this tour and all drivers must possess a valid license. For additional fun, guests can register for a campfire cookout at the McGillivray Lake Cabin.
Explore Sun Peaks with professional guides on a fun and informative snowshoe tour. The tours range from the spectacular sub-alpine on Tod Mountain to experiencing the magic of a winter’s night and can consist of campfire cookouts and moonlight s’mores. The tours can also be customized for groups of 10 participants or more.
Located near the village core, the Sports Centre provides endless entertainment in its year-round heated outdoor pool. Tennis courts, hot tub and children’s pool are also featured here.
With its unique curving lanes, this Sun Peaks favorite is a tube park unlike any other. A side effect of this ride: A fit of uncontrollable giggles!
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