Slide off the chair lift and make your way to the start of the rise. Soft, white flakes fall all around turning the world into a life-sized snow globe. White-topped trees stand sentry on the hill like soldiers draped in icing sugar. Locals call these trees “snow ghosts” — whatever you call them, this is just what skiing was always meant to be — you, three commanding peaks, and a vertical wilderness of powdered perfection. Push off, hear the familiar swoosh, swoosh, swoosh as you carve fresh tracks down the mountainside, knee-deep in powder, in and out of glades. Feel your heart start to race as you clear your first set of bumps. Take a breather on a long cruiser ride to the bottom, where you can start all over again. This is skiing the Sun Peaks way, where the closest you’ll come to another person is on the chairlift.
Canada’s Alpine Village
Step out of your door and into your skis — three mountains, hundreds of kilometres of alpine and Nordic trails, a centralized village and no lift lines to stall your on-mountain fun — Sun Peaks Resort is Canada’s second largest ski resort, and the ultimate location for a family-friendly ski holiday.
4,270 acres of skiable terrain and 126 runs means there’s no shortage of slopes for downhill dreamers at Canada’s second largest Ski Reort – Sun Peaks. Enjoy the unhurried tranquility of our winter oasis; your snow-filled vacation can stretch on for an eternity, just like our alpine slopes! Choose your run — novice, intermediate or expert and ski all day long without having the same experience twice. Steep, deep, bumps, glades and rails; in alpine bowls or the terrain park — just where you ride is up to you. Chances are you’ll have the run all to yourself. And if you’d like to ski with an Olympic champion — well, just show up almost any weekend in winter to ski with our local legend: Canadian Olympian, Nancy Greene Raine.
Winter escapades aren’t just available for the vertically inclined. Strap on your skis and grab your poles for over 30 kilometres (19 miles) of Nordic skiing through groomed, snow-canvassed paths. Slide across ski trails, taking in the views as you glide along rugged backcountry treks and smooth running passages. Bring the whole family and warm up at an outpost on McGillivray Lake before returning to the hubbub of the village.
Centre of the Action
Throw open your doors and step into the Canadian Alpine village — the core of the community, the village square is where the off-slope action is. Stroll Village Way, shopping for unique, hand-crafted works of art or a new set of skis. Pop into a café for a winter warm-up, or meet up with new and old friends for some Sun Peaks’ après ski. Just watch Just watch out for the skiers winding their way to the slopes!