Aerial View of Pre-Season Snow in Sun Peaks

Updated December 2, 2022

More snow means more lifts! After 25cm of new snow fell on Wednesday, we’re happy to share that our operations team will have the Burfield Chairlift ready to open for the season this Saturday (December 3). Early season conditions are still present, so please continue to respect all terrain closures. These are in place for your safety and the safety of our on-mountain teams.

Lifts and Trail Status

Updated November 25, 2022

Thanks to the extensive work of the operations team, we are extra stoked to share the Crystal Chairlift will start turning for the season on Saturday morning (November 26). Early season conditions are still present. We ask guests to make good choices and respect all terrain closures, which are in place for your safety and the safety of our on-mountain teams.

Enjoy the Top of the World laps, the fresh snow, and the incoming weekend storm!

Originally Posted November 17, 2022

Opening Day is upon us! Sun Peaks is looking forward to welcoming our guests back to the mountains for another sensational winter season beginning this Saturday, November 19. While early season conditions are in full effect and terrain will be limited, we are proud to have runs available on all three mountains to kick-off the season on schedule.

Here are the goods:

Pre-Season Snow in Sun Peaks
Photo taken November 9, 2022.

Alpine Operations

Thanks to the hard work of our mountain operations team, we have multiple lifts and trails ready to go for opening day.

Lifts Open

  • Sunburst Express
  • Elevation
  • Sundance Express
  • Morrisey Express
  • Morrisey Platter
  • Orient (for access to Main Village only)
  • Village Platter
  • Learning Carpet

We will have 20+ trails open for skiing and snowboarding. Stay tuned to our live Lifts and Trail Status webpage and our on-mountain grooming boards for specific terrain. We will also have a mini terrain park open off the Village Platter.

Alpine day tickets will be 50% off from opening day until Wednesday, November 23. Buy tickets online, in advance here

Please note, early season conditions are present on the mountain and the snow pack is still quite limited. We ask guests to make good choices and respect all terrain closures, which are in place for your safety and the safety of our on-mountain teams. This is the weekend to take it easy and slide carefully into a big winter ahead. More lifts and runs will open as soon as conditions permit and we continue to work diligently to make this happen. Keep up those snow dances!

We would also like to remind everyone to please stay off the mountain completely until the lifts start spinning.

Aerial Photo of Nordic Skiing in Sun Peaks
Photo taken November 17, 2022.

Nordic Operations

After a successful soft opening over the past week, the Nordic network is starting to round into shape. Multiple trails are open, groomed, and trackset for guests to enjoy. Check our live Nordic Trail Maps and Status webpage for more information.

The Nordic Centre and the McGillivray Lake Outpost Cabin will be open as of Saturday, November 19.

Early season conditions also exist on the Nordic network. Please ski with caution and respect all terrain closures. Due to current conditions, dogs and fat bikes are not permitted on the Nordic trails at this time. 

Pre-Season Snow In The Sun Peaks Village
Photo taken November 9, 2022.

Resort Services

Guest Services, Sports School for lessons, Rental and Retail locations, and Food and Beverage outlets are ready to welcome our guests this weekend.

Join us at Masa’s Bar + Grill on Saturday afternoon for the return of Lift and a Lager supported by our good friends at Granville Island Brewing. Details can be found here.

Lift and a Lager Promo Image
Celebrate opening day with us from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Masa's Bar + Grill.

Season Pass and Lift Ticket Pick up

If possible, we strongly encourage you to pick up your season pass or pre-purchased ticket before opening day. That way you can head straight to the lift on Saturday and avoid any potential wait.

If you are a returning pass holder from summer or last winter, remember that our RFID Mountain Cards can be re-used and the same card can be re-loaded with season passes or lift tickets over multiple years. If you already have a Mountain Card and chose the option to re-load while purchasing your pass, then your 2022-23 access has automatically been loaded onto your existing card, leaving you free to head directly to the lift on Saturday.

For day tickets, our slopeside pick-up boxes at the Village Day Lodge will be open, in addition to our regular ticket windows and locations.

See you soon!