6 ways to recharge in Sun Peaks this winter
Introverts rejoice! It's not always go-go-go at our winter wonderland.
When family and friends always seem to be on the go, planning a getaway to Canada’s second largest ski area can only fuel their excitement to take it all in. Yes, our winter paradise is filled with a lot of activities and events that will keep your party entertained, but we also want to assure the more relaxed vacationers that it doesn’t have to be full-on all the time.
Here are six ways to relax on your winter escape to Sun Peaks.
Plan a Spa Day
Sun Peaks is home to two spas, the first: Sun Peaks Massage and Spa, in the Kookaburra Lodge, is ideal for guests that want to dedicate more time to their treatments. It is centrally located and features large private rooms. Those looking for a quick pick-me-up can head to the Sun Peaks Spa Express, located in the Grand Residences. The Spa Express features Hydro Massage Beds, mini-manicures and express facials to name a few.
Tip: Unsure about the best time to go? Spa Express allows walk-in appointments for last minute decision makers.
Grab a cuppa coffee and a good book
Sun Peaks is home to over 15 restaurants and cafés to suit a variety of travellers. Grabbing a cup of coffee and sitting down with a good book is a great way to be out enjoying the ambience of the village, while soothing an active mind. The village is rarely overly-busy, even during peak season, but just filled enough to get in some people watching between each page turn.
Tip: Best time of day is in the mid-afternoon, following the lunch hour.
Snowshoe with your pooch
Sun Peaks is home to an extensive snowshoe trail system. Whether you bring your own equipment, or rent from the Activities Desk in the Village Day Lodge, take your dog with you on a snowy adventure. Dogs are permitted on all snowshoe trails, as long as they are on leash and you clean up after them.
Drop into a yoga class
Sun Peaks is home to a few options when it comes to drop-in yoga. The Hearthstone Lodge opens one of its meeting spaces for classes taught by Brenda Wilkinson of Four Winds Massage Therapy and Yoga. Brenda is a certified yoga instructor and her beginner/intermediate yoga classes are open to all. There are also drop-in yoga sessions at Black Beaver Athletic. Please check their websites for schedules.
A Massage Therapist right to your door
Sun Peaks is home to two mobile massage service providers: Hands on the Move – Mobile Massage and Knee Deep Sport Massage. Stay right where you are and have one of these two services come to your Sun Peaks accommodation. Feel great after a long day on the slopes or enjoy it first thing in the morning before venturing out to some winter activities.
Take a walk in the woods
One thing people notice about Sun Peaks is that you really don't need a car here. The village is home to a trail network that makes walking to and from your accommodation fairly convenient. Of course the Valley Trail is also great to explore in the evening as well. Trail users will be able to see groomers working high up on the mountain and enjoy beautiful scenic lights in the village. Go ahead and explore after the sun goes down.