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Mountain Stats

  • 220 in of annual snowfall
  • 4201 total skiable acres
  • Top elevation 6824 ft, base 3930 ft
  • 10% beginner, 58% intermediate, 32% advanced, 1% expert
  • Projected opening: 11/17/2013
  • Projected closing: 04/07/2014

Things to do in Sun Peaks

Sun Peak’s village provides out-of-towners with plenty to experience, including dining. One of the most popular dining experiences is the Fondue Dinner and Evening Descent. Guests board the Sunburst Express chairlift at 5 p.m. with skis and ski gear on and enjoy a fondue dinner at the Mid Mountain Restaurant. After the tasty chalet-style meal guests, participants cruise down lantern-lit slopes. Visitors looking to experience some shopping should head to Kamloops, which is about an hours’ drive away. Kamloops is also a great place to watch a hockey game and experience Canada’s favorite pastime.

As a popular Canadian winter destination, outdoor activities in Sun Peaks abound. Visitors can experience everything from cat trax groomer rides, dog sled tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours and snow tubing. The Sun Peaks Sports Centre is the focal point of non-skiing and –snowboarding activities. When the bullwheel stops running for the day, guests can enjoy the Sports Centre’s fitness facilities, pools and hot tubs. Families have another reason to love Sun Peaks. The resort hosts Mascon Hangout , which is a place for teens to hang out in the Sports Centre and play X-Box or Wii and watch the latest ski and snowboard movies.

Sun Peaks Restaurants

Sun Peaks dining scene is impressively varied for the village’s quaint size. Guests have cuisine choices ranging from hearty burgers and BBQ to authentic Italian and international fare.

  • Located in the Village Day Lodge, Masa’s Bar + Grill is a great place to stop for a quick lunch or a family dinner. Masa’s features impressive nightly specials for both friends and families. Masa's menu has a wide variety of appetizers, salads, kid’s items, and traditional favorites.
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening at Bella Italia, in the Hearthstone Lodge, where every dish is created to order using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Sample a sumptuous pasta dish or taste a delectable seafood creation. Whichever meal you choose, the perfect wines are available to match the flavors. Reservations are recommended.
  • Boasting the local accolade the"best homemade burger on the block,” Cahilty Creek Bar & Grill serves up the freshest ingredients with homemade burgers, soups and hand-cut french fries. Other popular dinner items include homemade BBQ ribs and steak.
  • Located in the lower lobby of the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre, Mantles offers a family-friendly dining experience. The restaurant offers a comfortable ambience and the lunch and dinner menus feature unique local ingredients, produce and meats.
  • Located in the Residences at Sun Peaks Grand, Morrisey’s is a comfortable and fun Irish-style pub that features new interpretations of comfort food that speak to the local region.
  • Powder Hounds' dining atmosphere is one-of-a-kind, and is the perfect setting for a special meal. Located in the Fireside Lodge, Powder Hounds’ menu can be described as International cuisine with a touch of German and Canadian.
  • Located in the Hearthstone Lodge, Mountain High serves up fresh pizza by the slice or by the pie. Dine in or take a whole one away for dinner. Mountain High Pizza also delivers throughout the resort.
  • The Steakhouse at Sun Peaks Lodge serves up house cuts of 100 percent Canadian beef, daily specials, seafood, BBQ ribs, vegetarian options, house-made pastries and a great wine selection.
  • Located in the Kookaburra Lodge, the Voyageur Bistro’s menu features Canadian ingredients like bison, berries, bannock and local fish. The Bistro’s walls are bedecked in Canadian artifacts and provide an interesting atmosphere.

Sun Peaks Apres Ski & Bars

Sun Peaks nightlife is defined as a couple beers after skiing or dinner. It’s typically a quiet affair, making it perfect for the vacationer looking to completely relax and unwind. Nonetheless, Sun Peaks offers a wide variety of bars and restaurants that provide a perfect setting for a low-key après-ski session or after-dinner cocktail.

  • Masa’s Bar + Grill is centrally located in the Village Day Lodge and is a great place to stop in for a beer and to watch your favorite sports on one of the numerous HDTVs.
  • Located in the Coast Sundance Lodge, Bottom’s has got the pub scene down with daily drink specials, and one of the most lively après bars at Sun Peaks.
  • Cahilty Creek Bar & Grill serves up some great drinks and is renowned for having Sun Peaks "Best homemade burger on the block."
  • Located in the Residences at Sun Peaks Grand, Morrisey’s is a comfortable and fun Irish style pub where the village come together to meet new and old friends.

Sun Peaks Beginner Skiing

First-time skiers or snowboarders have a great learning area just steps from Sun Peaks base village. When it’s time to venture up the mountain beginners can easily get on one of the hi-speed quads to the top of two of three resort’s three mountains. Up on the mountain beginners have plenty of great terrain options, especially on Sundance area. Mount Morrisey, which is accessed via a long green run from Sundance, also has several ideal gentle green groomers perfect for mastering the basics and enjoying the Okanagan vistas.

Sun Peaks Expert Skiing

Mount Tod is where experts like to play, as the area offers mainly black runs, but there are some easy trails, too. These include a great top-to-bottom green called 5 Mile. Many of Mount Tod’s steepest runs are served by the Burfield quad chair.

Sun Peaks Intermediate Skiing

The Sundance area is perfect for families and groups with varying levels of skiing, as there are mainly blue and green cruising runs, but a few short blacks, too. Both Sundance and Tod have pristine tree runs that more advanced skiers will love playing around in,  some are easy enough to be tackled by intermediates. Mount Morrisey, which is accessed by a long green run from the top of Sundance, features a delightful network of easy blue runs dotted with trees, effectively making them groomed glade runs that even intermediates can try. However, some of the blacks on Mount Morrisey, such as Static Cling, have steep mogul sections that less confident intermediates may want to avoid. Intermediate skiers and above can experience complimentary guided tours of the area run twice a day, and you can also tour for free with Nancy Greene (former Olympic ski champion and Canada’s Female Athlete of the 20th Century) when she’s in town.

Sun Peaks Budget Hotels

Sun Peaks received some serious renovations in the last 10 years, about $315 million dollars’ worth, and know enjoys renown as a world-class resort. Most of the lodging options in the pristine ski-through, car-free village are considered to be luxury accommodations. Penny-pinchers have a couple of budget-friendly options, but it’s important to consider that Sun Peaks provides incredible value, as you don’t have to travel at all to get to the skiing, nor do you need to spend money on renting a car.

  • The three-star Fireside Lodge is an ideal hotel for a Sun Peaks vacationer looking for value, modern amenities and convenience. The Fireside Lodge, like nearly all Sun Peaks hotels, is located in the ski-through village.
  • The two-star Heffley Boutique Inn is ideal for the skier or snowboarder who values affordability above all. Comfortably accommodating a family of four or up to ten, the Inn provides it’s guests with a variety of room options.

Sun Peaks Family-Friendly Hotels

Sun Peaks is one of Canada’s top family destinations. The resorts ski-through, car-free village provides a safe setting for families. Children can peruse the streets and teens can enjoy a little independence. Plus, Sun Peaks has some awesome children’s facilities, including the Sundance Playschool for little ones, the Mascon Hangout for teens, a bungee trampoline, a snow tube park and the Adventure Center.

  • The four-star Residences at Sun Peaks Grand offer plenty of kid-approved amenities including an awesome, outdoor heated pool. Parents can enjoy the outdoor hot tubs, which provides breathtaking views of the Okanagan Mountains and overlook the base area chairlifts. The units feature balconies, full kitchens and plenty of space for the whole gang to spread out and relax.
  • Slopeside and just steps to all of the amenities and mountain ambience of Sun Peaks Village, Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge is a family-friendly condominium hotel that offers 186 newly-renovated rooms ranging from cozy lodge rooms, studios and family suites to one- and two-bedroom accommodations.

Sun Peaks Luxury Hotels

Boasting $315 million in renovations in the last 10-plus years, Sun Peaks car-free, ski-through village is a truly a world-class destination. Located mid-mountain, the pristine village features several charming restaurants, cafes, shops and even some art galleries and provides the perfect setting for the vacationer looking for quaint experiences.

  • Formerly known as Delta Sun Peaks Resort, the four-star Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center and Residences at Sun Peaks Grand are two of Sun Peaks’ top luxury hotels, and just happened to be linked to one another. Located in the heart of Sun Peaks car-free village with remarkable views of the mountains, the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center is a first-class ski in, ski out hotel and one of the resort's most luxurious accommodations. Well-appointed, the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center's suites are fully furnished condominiums with one or two bedrooms with gourmet kitchens and private access to two hot tubs. Out of 261 rooms, 41 are the aforementioned one- or two-bedroom condos. The suites in this AAA, Four Diamond property also include an LCD panel television and fireplace.
  • The Residences at Sun Peaks Grand provide the perfect combination of natural beauty and world-class amenities. Languish in the lap of luxury in these spacious, elegantly appointed and well-equipped apartments that feature full kitchens, inviting living rooms to snuggle up by the fire, dining rooms perfect entertaining and bedrooms that create the perfect night’s sleep. A favorite feature at the Residences at Sun Peaks is the unit’s stunning balconies, which provide incredible views of the Okanagan Mountains.

Sun Peaks Hotels and Condos

Offering a wide selection of ski in, ski out accommodations, Sun Peaks is the ultimate destination for the skier or snowboarder who wants to be close to the lifts. The resort features plenty of luxury accommodations, as well as family-friendly lodging options, and there's several great slopeside options for those on a budget.

  • Located in the heart of Sun Peaks car-free village with remarkable views of the mountains, the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center is a first-class ski in, ski out hotel and one of the resort's most luxurious accommodations. Well-appointed, the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center's suites are fully furnished condominiums with one or two bedrooms with gourmet kitchens and private access to two hot tubs. Out of 261 rooms, 41 are the aforementioned one- or two-bedroom condos. The suites in this AAA, Four Diamond property also include an LCD panel television and fireplace.
  • Families love the four-star Residences at Sun Peaks Grand. The Residences offer plenty of kid-approved amenities including an awesome, outdoor heated pool. Parents can enjoy the outdoor hot tubs, which provides breathtaking views of the Okanagan Mountains and overlook the base area chairlifts. The units feature balconies, full kitchens and plenty of space for the whole gang to spread out and relax.
  • Penny-pinchers will appreciate the two-star Heffley Boutique In. Comfortably accommodating a family of four or up to ten, the Inn provides its guests with a variety of room options.
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