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Family Favourite Morven Dobson, Ski Specialist

"Sun Peaks is a must-do resort. There's some amazing skiing over its three mountains and I had a fantastic time there – trees, powder, sunshine, does it get any better? The après-ski is chilled out, good food and a few drinks at Mantles Lounge in The Sun Peaks Grand should certainly be on your list."

Sun Peaks Ski Holidays

Sun Peaks has the second largest ski area in Canada with a massive 4,270 acres of excellent terrain spread over three interlinked mountains, offering 135 trails, 17 gladed zones and two high alpine bowls. The ski area has been expertly designed so that there’s a choice of trails on offer from the top of every lift, meaning groups and families of mixed abilities can all ski or ride together.

This is a great resort for family ski holidays. The family-friendly atmosphere is helped along by the convenience of ski-in/ski-out or slopeside hotels and condos, a world renowned ski school and fantastic resort amenities including a tubing park and ice skating rink. Our clients love Sun Peaks because it feels so safe, the kids can roam the shops and even ski or tube at night, while parents can watch from the restaurant or hotel. In Sun Peaks Village you'll find a great choice of après-ski bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques and there's a winter programme of family events every season.

Skiing in Sun Peaks

Located in the beautiful interior of BC, Sun Peaks boasts some of the very best winter conditions in Canada with mild temperatures, fine, dry snow and abundant blue skies. The three interlinked ski mountains, Mount Tod, Sundance and Mount Morrisey all radiate out from the main village base. Each mountain has a different vibe, but all offer exceptional ski terrain.

Sun Peaks is the perfect venue for the complete beginner, with excellent green trails for learning new skills right in the centre of the village backed up with an award-winning ski school. Once you’re feeling confident then you’ll be able to ride any of the six chairlifts safe in the knowledge that there’s a nice gentle green trail from each summit down to the village – the longest is a whopping 5 miles long! Intermediates will love this resort – Mount Morrisey and Sundance are both covered in long, nicely undulating, tree-lined cruisers perfect for learning to crank your turns a wee bit faster – real confidence building terrain! These mountains are big enough in their own right to warrant a whole day of perfect powder performance.

Advanced skiers and riders will also love Sun Peaks. Head up Mount Tod for the high alpine terrain above the tree-line where you’ll find bowls, chutes, bumps and wide-open faces, as well as some lovely hike-to terrain in Gil’s – a natural open face that starts above tree-line before channelling down through the pine forest and back into the ski area. Sun Peaks has a well-earned reputation as a dominant player amongst Canadian resorts.

Sun Peaks Resort offers daily complimentary mountain tours which are suitable for all levels of skiers and boarders through the resort's ‘Sun Hosts’ programme. This is a great way to get to the know the mountain as well as picking up some local tips, such as where to find untouched tracks after a storm or which mountain restaurant serves up the best hot chocolate! Ex-Olympic champion Nancy Greene also regularly skis with guests during complimentary guided tours on most weekends and holidays.

Getting to Sun Peaks

Ski Independence offer daily flights to Kamloops via Vancouver or Calgary with Air Canada, and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Sun Peaks include a short 45 minute shared shuttle transfer from Kamloops airport. We can also offer a selection of bespoke private transfers.

Snow Train to Sun Peaks

NEW for winter 2018-19 we can offer a unique 3 days / 4 nights package to Sun Peaks from Vancouver using one of the world’s most legendary trains: The Canadian by VIA Rail.

As an add-on package to a Vancouver stay this works really well. Board the train in Vancouver for an overnight journey to Sun Peaks. Arrive into Kamloops at sunrise fully rested after a peaceful night’s sleep on board. There’s a choice of ‘Economy’ seats and a range of ‘Sleeper Plus’ cabin options. The Sun Peaks shuttle meets the train and transfers you to the resort in under 45 minutes – check into your Sun Peaks lodging and then hit the slopes for 3 days skiing. Transfer back to Kamloops to join the train for the late evening train departure back to Vancouver overnight. Package is available December through to April: Tuesday to Saturday or Friday to Wednesday. Call us for full details and pricing.

Client Reviews
Sarah Nichol, February 2017

The snow was wonderful and as usual the slopes comparatively empty and few lift queues

Important information
Season Late November – Mid April
Ski Area 4,270 acres
Annual Snowfall 20ft
Number of Lifts 12
Ski Range 4116–7060ft
Green Runs 10%
Blue Runs 58%
Black Runs 32%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Snow report
Piste conditions
Resort is closed for the season
0/11 Lifts open
Piste:
Off-piste:
Runs to resort:
0/0cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
1st Jan
Report date:
1st May
Distance from airports
Kamloops 45mins