Our events calendar is stacking up for the winter and we have you covered from opening day right through until closing day. From a day on the slopes, to sipping on some wine in the village, or taking part in a Nordic ski race, the Sun Peaks event-roster offers something for everyone.
Here are ten events worth checking out this season.
Après and Ales on Opening Day, November 17
Be among the first to hit the slopes in British Columbia this season with Sun Peaks’ Opening Day set for November 17. Once you’re all skied out, stop by Masa’s Bar and Grill for an epic après party. Your alpine lift ticket (or season’s pass) includes a cold Granville Island Winter Ale from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
High Five Day, December 3
The only thing better than a day spent on the ski hill is a day on the ski hill while helping out a great cause. A $5 donation and a non-perishable food item will get you an alpine or Nordic lift ticket for the day. All of the proceeds go to the Kamloops Food Bank, so while you enjoy your turns, you can know that you’re helping a great cause.
Savour the Sun Festival, December 7 - 9
Come to Sun Peaks for the first annual Savour the Sun Festival and take part in a weekend packed with food, wine and winter adventure. Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and Sun Peaks Resort are partnering to bring you a selection of wines from some of the regions most celebrated winemakers. These wines will be paired with a wonderful selection of food from the Sun Peaks culinary team.
Holiday Kick-Off Weekend, December 13 – 16
There is something magical about spending the holidays in a winter wonderland. During our Holiday Kick-Off Weekend, you can enjoy free festivities throughout the village. From an artisan market to photos with Santa, this weekend offers something for all ages.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations, December 31
Kick off the New Year with an evening full of fun and entertainment, all for free! Our New Year’s celebrations are a favourite for many. The weekend features events such as the First Flight Big Air Invitational, Kids Glow Stick Parade, the Torchlight Parade and a fantastic fireworks show. Wander through the village after the fireworks and check out one of the several New Year’s Eve parties.
Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival, January 11 - 20
The Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival returns once again for 10 days full of wine, food and entertainment. What started out as a 2-day icewine festival has now grown into one of Canada’s best winter parties and covers the full breadth of the world-famous Okanagan wine region. With an array of 17 events to choose from, you can spend your days wining and dining at leisure or with a wine connoisseur at a guided tasting.
Peak Pride, March 1 – 3
Peak Pride comes to Sun Peaks for a weekend full of music, food and celebration. The village will come to life in celebration of all members of the LGBT2Q+ community.
Nordic Festival, March 16 - 17
Come out for a weekend full of Nordic fun at the Sun Peaks Nordic Festival. Warm up on Saturday night with the sprint challenge, then settle in with your choice of loppet distance on Sunday. Pick one or the other if you’re not up for both. All ages and ability levels are welcome to take part in the festival. A post-race social will be held at the Nordic Centre with over $2,000 worth of draw prizes!
Snowbombing, April 5 - 7
Europe’s famous music festival, Snowbombing, returns to Sun Peaks for the third year in a row. World class acts and inspiring venues create an epic combination and transform the village for four days of unparalleled entertainment. Once again, festival-goers will be partying the night away after a day spent on the slopes.
Tod Mountain Days, April 13 – 14
The end of the season is always a bit sad, but Tod Mountain Days helps makes it a bit sweeter. Closing weekend at Sun Peaks is a sight to behold. Take part in the Slush Cup with dozens of decked out skiers and snowboarders and send it into a pool of water. Or, take part in the Top to Bottoms Run and race your way down the hill right to the Bottoms Bar & Grill patio. This weekend event will be a hit for the entire family!