Fun in the Winter sun at Sun Peaks Resort

In 2010 Sun Peaks Resort was recognized as Canada’s 2nd Best Ski Resort (13th in North America) by ondé Nast Traveler Magazine. Variety of terrain, an exciting village centre with extensive non-ski activities, 2,000 hours of annual sunshine and a snowfall of almost six metres per year helped Sun Peaks earn this crowning achievement.

Skiing in Sun Peaks, KamloopsBritish Columbia’s second largest ski resort is made up of three unique mountains offering 124 runs and more than 3,600 acres of skiable dry white powder. Every level of skier and snowboarder has access to effortless or challenging runs from each lift, making Sun Peaks a perfect ski getaway for groups, couples and families. An epic day on the slopes is typically indicative of the resort’s name, filled with sunshine and perfect powder set against bluebird skies. Whether your pleasure is glades, groomers, open bowls, moguls, or showing off in the terrain park – you will find it at this world-class ski resort.

The Sun Peaks Resort Village

sunpeaks (2)A picturesque resort inspired by traditional Italian alpine villages, Sun Peaks is designed around ski-in/ski-out access. Upon arriving at the mountain there is no need for a car as everything is easily accessed by ski, snowboard or the old fashioned way, on foot. The vibrant pedestrian-oriented village exudes cozy warmth with colourful buildings housing hotels and inns, boutique shops, casual cafes and fine dining. Restaurant options are vast and varied, ranging from grab-and-go breakfasts at Tod Mountain Coffee House & Crêperie to the Voyageur Bistro, which features a delicious menu made from traditional Canadian ingredients such as bannock, local fish, berries and bison. There are also numerous sports bars that are perfect for après ski, and of course the locals’ favourite hotspot, MackDaddy’s when you want to party until the wee hours.

Winter Fun at Sun Peaks Resort

sunpeaks (5)Another positive for Sun Peaks is the myriad of activities  available beyond skiing, such as tubing or a game of pick-up hockey at the outdoor ice rink. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are great alternatives to downhill skiing that still allow you to experience the resort’s extensive trail system and stunning scenery. If you’re looking for an easier way to get your heart rate up, take a snowmobiling tour or try your hand at mushing a team of energetic sled dogs. The knowledgeable guides and enthusiastic team of Alaskan Huskies at Mountain Man Dogsled Adventures will have you on the edge of your seat during the exhilarating one-hour Beginner Musher Tour.

After a long day on the slopes book a treatment at the Sun Peaks Spa in the Kookaburra Lodge. The ninety-minute Signature Massage with aromatherapy and hot stones promises to soothe sore, tired muscles and have you ready for your next alpine adventure.

Where to Stay at Sun Peaks Resort

There are accommodations to meet the needs of any family, group or couple at Sun Peaks Resort. Within the heart of the village there are nine hotels and lodges, including the four-diamond Delta Sun Peaks Resort  featuring two restaurants, health spa, three outdoor hot tubs and an indoor-outdoor heated pool. The adjoining Delta Residences, offering 41 one and two bedroom condominiums with fully equipped kitchens, is a great option for families wanting to stay in the village. Guests who stay at this property also have access to all of the amenities of the Delta Resort. For larger groups, ski-in/ski-out chalets can accommodate two to 40 people, and there are numerous condominiums, townhomes and bed-and-breakfasts available throughout the resort.

sunpeaks (1)For more information on the many winter activities offered at Sun Peaks Resort visit www.sunpeaksresort.com