Mountain Cross Course

A definite must-do activity when visiting Sun Peaks—and maybe the most exciting and exhilarating way to descend a mountain! Sun Peaks Resort is home to North America's first (and only!) Mountain Cross Cart (MCC) course.

Now into the third year of operation, the MCC course has become a main attraction at the village base. With a 512 metre long course that includes a 52 metre vertical descent, the carts are capable of reaching speeds up to 35km/hr—which makes things quite interesting with some of the hairpin turns on the ride down! The platter lift runs daily during the summer months to bring both carts and racers to the top of the course.

Despite high speeds and a winding, gravity-fed course, the carts themselves offer precise control and a high level of safety thanks to powerful disc brakes, four-point seat belts, roll bars, and padded seats. Although this may loosely resemble favourite childhood go-carts, the mountain environment and tight corners add an exciting twist. To add an element of competition, runs are timed allowing participants to race the clock or rival friends for the fastest descent.

New for this season are course improvements including a paved up-track for a smoother ride to the top as you mentally prepare to test your skills and challenge the clock. We have also created a new zone at the base of the course for our younger guests to join in and get a feel for the MCC experience.

2017 Mountain Cross Carts
Hours of Operation

Closed for the summer
11:00am to 8:00pm
Weekends of June 2, 9 and 16 
Daily June 23 to September 4
Weekends of September 8, 15 and 22 (Fridays to Sundays)
Closes for the summer on Sunday, September 24

Rate (4 Laps) $25 per person
$15 per person, 2nd set of laps same day
Ages Must be a minimum of 14 years of age AND 150cm tall to participate
Note Please contact Guest Services 250.578.5474 or for more information. Exclusive rental available upon request, please contact

MCC Gravity Cup

A little competitive? Take part in the MCC Gravity Cup, every Friday through to September 1, with weekly* prizes for fastest lap. Gravity Cup tickets are $15 per person, include two laps and a beer at Masa's Bar + Grill. Non-alcoholic alternative for our underage racers. For more information click on the dates below:

August 18
August 25
September 1

Must show 2 pieces of ID and be 19 years of age or older to redeem your beer at Masa’s Bar + Grill. *Minimum of 5 weekly participant for prizing to occur. Must be a minimum of 14 years old and 150cm tall. Weather permitting. Applicable taxes will be added to all prices. Rates are in Canadian dollars. Dates and prices may be subject to change without notice.

Activities Desk - Contact Us
Location Village Day Lodge - Breezeway
Summer Hours of Operation June 23 to September 10, 2017
Daily, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Phone 250.578.5542