By Hike Bike Travel (January 2017)
With 135 trails covering the full gamut from perfect corduroy groomers to long cruisers, glades, bumps and powder, Sun Peaks Resort earns the title as Canada’s second largest ski resort. Along with its three mountains and a cute, colourful European style village its got Nancy Greene, a gold medal Olympic athlete, Canadian senator and mountain host extraordinaire.
Sun Peaks is about a 50 minute drive from Kamloops and its airport. Take a shuttle to keep life simple as you won’t need a car once you reach the village. You can count on a stress free vacation at Sun Peaks with everything you need from ski rentals to groceries, restaurants, cafes and shops all within a few minutes’ walk.
The other huge attraction to Sun Peaks – at least for me – is the out of this world cross-country skiing. With your Nordic pass you can take a chairlift to the start of the Holy Cow run and then spend the next few hours skiing back to the village. It’s as close to heaven I’ve been on skis.
Read the full story on the Snowseeker’s website on what’s it like to experience Sun Peaks two ways – on both downhill and cross-country skis. If you get the bluebird days with the snow that I had, you’ll never want to leave. See for yourself in the photos below.
Thanks to SnowSeekers for making this trip possible.