Sun Peaks

Angie Horel
SnowPak Local Insider
Angie Horel
  • Diverse terrain and exceptional grooming
  • Family-friendly resort
  • Fantastic terrain park and tree runs
  • Easily accessible; less than an hour drive from Kamloops Airport
  • Limited expert terrain
  • Less snowfall than other resorts
  • Long stretches between powder dumps
  • Limited après ski options

Sun Peaks Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Coast Sundance Lodge
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
32% off $535
The Residences at Sun Peaks Grand
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
25% off $935
Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
23% off $694

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The second largest ski area in Canada, Sun Peaks is a real family-favorite with tons of crowd-free terrain and perfectly groomed trails to carve or speed on! While the terrain is quite diverse, there is a high concentration of intermediate runs which is particularly perfect for family skiing. Along with its family-friendly slopes, the fantastic ski school, fun kids activities and abundance of ski-in/ski-out accommodation in the cozy village make Sun Peaks an ideal choice for families.  

16/17 Historical Snowfall

Best month to go


March is the best time to visit Sun Peaks as it is often a bit warmer and there is a higher chance of spring snowfall. Spring Break can also get quite busy so it’s ideal to book ahead, although, with so much terrain here, it won’t feel very crowded.


Kamloops Airport


Sun Peaks (50 minutes)

Base of Sun Peaks (Walk)

  • Variety of hotels, condos and vacation rentals
  • Ski-in/ski-out accommodation available
  • Village offers a range of activities, shops and restaurants

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For beginners

Sun Peaks is perfect for beginners with plenty of greens to learn on and nice wide cat tracks to cruise down. Newbies can start off on the mellow Cowabunga and Sunbeam runs off the platter lift. There is also a magic carpet nearby for first-timers while the Rockstar terrain park has beginner-suitable features.

For intermediates

Intermediates are spoilt for choice at Sun Peaks with tons of blue trails spread across the mountain. Sundance to Sunrise is a fun high-speed groomer with a couple of great rollovers, making it our top pick for intermediates at Sun Peaks. Don't be afraid to try out the black diamond runs here as they're considered much easier than other resorts. Gil's Glades is also perfect for those looking for their first side-country experience.

For experts

Advanced and experts won't find much to challenge them at Sun Peaks with black diamonds here being relatively easier than other resorts. The limited steep they do have is fairly open so it's not particularly difficult and with less snowfall than other resorts, it can get quite moguled and hard quickly. To make the most of Sun Peaks and get in some fresh turns, head off-piste or make your way in the hallways down the trees that separate runs! Just watch out for some cross cut ditches!

Find freshies

The best spot to find freshies is off-piste and in the hallways down the trees that separate runs. It's easy to get choked out of trees though if you can find the ones with hallways (and those with some glading) then that's where the powder will be, even a couple of days after fresh snowfall.

Ditch the crowds

With so much skiable terrain, Sun Peaks doesn't see many crowds. If there are any, the best spot to avoid them is over on the Morrisey side. The lifts here might be a bit slower and older but it's always a little quieter than the rest of the mountain. It's also handy to note, the platter lift after 4:00pm can get quite busy with beginners taking last laps and others using it to access their accommodation.

Non skiers

Non-skiers will have plenty of activities to choose from at Sun Peaks including tubing, ice skating, dog-sledding, swimming at the pool and leisure center and even lift-accessed cross-country skiing.


Sun Peaks is known for its family-friendliness thanks to its great facilities and slopes. Our top trails for families is anything off the Sunburst Express or Sundance Express. Both are fast lifts that serve a variety of trails from greens to blacks including tons of side trails for kids. Non-skiers can also watch their little ones ski by themselves off the magic carpet or platter lift. At night, there are fun kids activities available at the Sundance Kids Center.

Sun Peaks

Sun PeaksApex Mountain Resort
beginner10 %15 %
intermediate58 %30 %
advanced29 %44 %
expert3 %11 %
total runs135 79
ski area4,270ac 450ac
summit elevation7,060ft 7,135ft
total lifts12 4
child lift ticketFree $66 CAD ($50 USD)
adult lift ticket$95 CAD ($72 USD) $80 CAD ($60 USD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall148″ 111″

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Sun Peaks Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 34 reviews

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Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 30, 2017
TWTyler W.
advanced snowboarder
Great Resort!! The village has a warm home feeling to it during the snowy nights. Not to mention the seemingly endless amount of skiable terrain. Combine that with never really getting stuck in lift lines and this mountain is All-Time!... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 26, 2017
RMRyder M.
intermediate snowboarder
Most daily friendly resort With a great community atmosphere and excellent selection of skiing terrain that caters extensively too sure and snowboarders of all ability's with an host too great events on the regular.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 25, 2017
JGJeremy G.
beginner snowboarder
Was at Sun Peaks for the snowbombing music festival last year and had an absoutle blast. The dining options were reasonably priced with good options and the lodgings were great. Very accessible to the slopes and reasonably priced for what we got. Plan on going again this year.... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 24, 2017
TSTrevor S.
advanced skier
Absolutely an amazing resort. I used to ski here all the time as a kid and recently, after moving out of town, picked skiing back up and I'll always love Sun Peaks. It's my second home. I travel well over 400km just to be able to go and enjoy the gorgeous snow, the people, lifestyle. It's truly a magical place. ... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 23, 2017
MTPMatthew Thomas P.
advanced skier
To be fairly honest, Sun Peaks is just one of the best resorts out there in the terms of accessibility, pricing for lodging and tickets (including renting) and for hosting some greats sponsored/hosted parties! With Snowbombing happening again this year it seriously be something worth going to! My whole life I've skied up there and I've been to a... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 22, 2017
beginner snowboarder
Most fun i have had outside of vancouver. My experience and trips are limited but i had such a good time at sun peaks. and when i hurt myself the ski patrol was amazing and courtious. ... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 21, 2017
BCBen C.
advanced skier
Sun peaks is a great resort with a lot of different types of terrain. My favorite is there is alot of skiable trees that not many people go in and give you a totally different skiing experience than sticking to normal runs. The village is nice and the pubs there have good food and cold beer!... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 20, 2017
BGBen G.
advanced snowboarder
Love the resort and have lived up there In the past. Awesome night life, great dining options and awesome staff where ever you go. Lots of terrain to explore at various riding abilities... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 19, 2017
AMAdrian M.
intermediate snowboarder
Sun Peaks has something for everyone from beginner to advanced. Seemingly endless terrain to enjoy. Whether you want to challenge yourself or just cruise. And don't forget about the aprés ski. Great village with great food and great people. Highly recommended. ... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 17, 2017
ASAndre S.
advanced skier
The best resort ever for families. The village is very compact and nicely decorated. Most of the hoisings are ski in ski oit. The snow is just a powder. Very close to the main highway... More

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