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Sun Peaks Named Top 2 in Best Canadian Ski Destinations by Canadian Living Magazine
January 4, 2013: Sun Peaks Endorsed in Reader and Editor Poll

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Sun Peaks, BC - Canadian Living Magazine announced their ‘10 Best Ski Destinations’ today with Sun Peaks ranking 2nd for its popularity with families and seasoned skiers and its abundant opportunities for alpine and Nordic skiing. Sun Peaks finds itself in good company with Whistler Blackcomb taking number one.
 
Based on a formula including reader and guest impressions, ski enthusiasts’ advice and their own favourite places, Sun Peaks is excited to be endorsed by another reader based poll.
 
“Leading North American travel publications like Canadian Living and Conde Nast Traveller have recognized the multi-faceted benefits that set the Sun Peaks experience above others,” says Christopher Nicolson, President of Tourism Sun Peaks.
 
“Massive ski terrain and plentiful dry snow are two critical assets to Sun Peaks’ reputation. But the quality and convenience of the ski-in ski-out village, diversity of shops and restaurants, and genuine friendliness of the locals are often unexpected by our guests. It quickly leads to a relaxed and home-like familiarity that is in large part why Sun Peaks’ single biggest market is the return guest.” 
 
Also factored into the ranking is Sun Peaks’ non-ski and kid friendly activities and events.
 
“We are seeing more guests visit solely for winter activities such as cross country skiing, dogsledding, snowmobiling or snowshoeing,” says Nicolson. “It makes for a great winter holiday or a family gathering for those that do not ski or snowboard.”
 
See the entire article here:
http://www.canadianliving.com/life/travel/canadas_10_best_ski_destinations.php
 
Upcoming Events
 
7th Annual Sun Peaks Family Cup – January 2 to 16
15th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Festival of Wine – January 12 to 20
Adaptive Snow Sport Festival – February 1 & 2
2nd Annual Bluebird Day Banked Slalom – February 17
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About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.       
 
For further information please contact:
 
Christopher Nicolson
President
Tourism Sun Peaks
office: 250-578-5381
tsppresident@sunpeaksresort.com

Brandi Schier
Media and Marketing Coordinator
Tourism Sun Peaks
office: 250-578-5387
cell: 250-318-3633
tspmedia@sunpeaksresort.com
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