Family Favourite Karen Anderson, Senior Ski Specialist

"Sun Peaks is a haven for families and it’s only 45 minutes from Kamloops Airport. The amazing ski school here will take care of the kids while you head off to explore everything Canada’s second largest ski resort has to offer. "

Sun Peaks Ski Holidays

Family favourite Sun Peaks boasts Canada’s second largest ski area, in the heart of beautiful British Columbia. Perfect for complete beginners – yet with plenty to challenge expert skiers and riders – this ski-in/ski-out resort offers the ultimate in slopeside convenience.

Explore the slopes

Sun Peaks certainly lives up to its name, with an abundance of blue skies and sunny ski days, as well as an enviable snow record of almost three metres of light, dry powder every winter. The ski area here is spread across three interlinked mountains – Mount Tod, Sundance and Mount Morrisey. Amounting to an impressive 4,270 acres, Sun Peak’s phenomenal ski terrain features everything from high alpine snow bowls to pretty gladed zones. You’ll find a mix of trails to suit all abilities leading from the summit of every lift, so families and groups can explore together with ease.

If you’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding before, Sun Peaks is the ideal place to learn with some of the best green trails in the world – the longest of which is a blissful five miles long! For more advanced options, head above the tree-line on Mount Tod to find an exhilarating snowy playground of bowls, chutes and wide open runs.

Enjoy the resort

Sun Peak’s compact village, situated right next to the slopes, has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. The ease of access to all three ski mountains, fun child-friendly events programme and excellent resort amenities all serve to cement its status as one of Canada’s best ski destinations for families.

There’s plenty to do besides skiing and snowboarding here. The resort is home to a tubing park, an outdoor ice skating rink, lots of lovely little boutiques and the Sundance Kids’ Centre, which offers child-minding and popular activity nights. Torch-lit skiing is an unforgettable experience, while the resort’s Snow-Limo offers non-skiers a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of a downhill run. While Sun Peaks is certainly a haven for families with children, there’s also a great choice of lively après-ski. The pedestrianised Main Street is where you’ll find the largest cluster of bars and restaurants, and several hotels are home to stylish lounges and even nightclubs.

Where to Stay

There aren’t many resorts that exclusively feature ski-in/ski-out accommodation, but Sun Peaks is one of the rare few. We have selected a fantastic choice of hotels, lodges and condos in premium slopeside locations, allowing you to ski right to your door. What could be better after a long day tearing up the slopes? Our accommodation ranges from grand luxury hotels with amazing facilities and glorious alpine views, to smaller boutique hotels and family-run lodges with bags of charm, to picturesque condo complexes with plenty of social space for families.  

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.

The slopeside Sundance Playschool in Sun Peaks is a well-run, friendly facility that provides new adventures every day for young children aged from six months to five years old.

Both indoor and outdoor play is offered (weather permitting) with lots of toys – educational and just plain fun, and caring staff to look after and entertain your little ones. Full or half day care is available, every day of the week, with snacks, drinks and lunch all inclusive.

Private babysitters are also available in the resort and for children aged four and older excellent ski school lessons are tailored to your child’s age and ability, with a mixture of indoor play and a few hours out on the snow for the very youngest.

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
Distance from airports
Kamloops 45mins