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.
Sun Peaks, Canada's Second Largest Ski Area
Feel the excitement as you ski past snow ghosts on three commanding peaks. Take your time, stay awhile and explore this vertical wilderness. With 4,270 acres of skiable terrain and 126 runs, there’s no shortage of slopes for downhill dreamers. The is Sun Peaks, Canada’s second largest Ski Resort. Enjoy the unhurried tranquility of our winter oasis. Your snow-filled vacation can last until the snow melts.
Choose Your Run
Novice, intermediate or expert: there are lots of runs here! You can ski all day long without having the same experience twice. Ski the steep or the deep. Explore bumps, glades and rails in alpine bowls or the terrain park. Where you ride is up to you.
Start your day on the mountain with exclusive access to outstanding alpine terrain. Meet at the Sunburst Express chairlift at 7:45 a.m. and at 8 a.m. head up the mountain on the Crystal chairlift until 9 a.m.
First track tickets include a delicious hot and cold continental breakfast at Sunburst Lodge from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Centre of the Action
Throw open your doors and step into the Alpine village. This is where the off-slope action happens. The village square is the core of the community. Stroll Village Way, and shop 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 out for the skiers winding their way to the slopes!
Discover the Sun Peaks Nordic Trails
Winter escapades aren’t just available for the vertically inclined. Strap on your skis and grab your poles for over 30 km (19 mi) of Nordic skiing through groomed, snow-canvassed paths.
Favourite Nordic Destination
Over the years, Sun Peaks has become a favourite Nordic ski destination. Great elevations and plenty of sunshine mean steady temperatures and dry snow that’s just right for XC skiing.
Hop on the Morrisey Express chairlift for access to stunning backcountry terrain and scenic mountain views off the Holy Cow trail. Or ski with the entire family, including the dog, on the pet-friendly route to the McGillivray Lake Outpost warming hut.
Slide across ski trails, and take in breathtaking views as you glide along rugged backcountry treks and smooth running passages.
Shop and Relax in the Village
After a day in the sun and snow, relax in Canada’s Alpine Village. The village square is where the off-slope action is. There are some great little shops here including a market and a special store for your favourite pooch. Bring your skis in for a tune up, or get some new ones! Art galleries, board shops, a chocolate factory, beer and wine, candy, clothing and more are all in the village.
Hungy? Pop into a café for a winter warm-up or visit one of their dozen eateries. Try some truly Canadian Bannock or savoury and sweet crepes. Pubs, ethnic foods, and some of the best burgers around are right here in the village.