5 Reasons You Should Visit Sun Peaks This Season
READING, WRITING AND RIPPING
When your school is on-mountain at Sun Peaks Resort, the best part of the day is recess. Who needs a jungle gym when you've got ski lifts?
AN ALPINE ANATOMY LESSON
The only constant on the base-to-peak ride that covers 890 metres of vertical distance is the gentle rocking of the chairlift that lulls you into believing you are in a different place and time. I’m having a time-travelling moment as I near the top of Crystal Bowl, largely because seated next to me is a living piece of our nation’s skiing history — Nancy Greene Raine.
What they don’t tell you about Sun Peaks
Those who have headed to Sun Peaks before me, and there are many, already belong to a private club of those in the snow know who smile, nod and wink when another of their kind crosses their path. Thankfully I now also belong, though for a time there I may never have discovered the delights of this Okanagan resort. Thank god I saw the error of my ways.
6 Things to do While Visiting Sun Peaks Resort in the Summer
Early this summer we had the opportunity to visit and explore Sun Peaks Resort just 45 minutes outside of Kamloops. The mountain resort is great for families all year-long. Spend the day or a week, however long you stay, there are lots to do. I found the weekdays to be a bit slower paced, not crazy busy and quite enjoyed it. However not all of the shops are open during the week. So you may want to call ahead, if looking for something specific!
Escape the City this Summer and Head to Sun Peaks Resort
When you think of British Columbia mountains, you most likely think of snow. Yes they are great for the winter sports and family getaways, but did you know there are lots to do in the summer as well? I recently headed off to Sun Peaks Resort just outside of Kamloops British Columbia with three of my kids. We were looking for a fun way to kick off summer and totally succeeded!
Village Walk takes a central spot at Sun Peaks
The 24-unit, luxury townhome development in British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region has already sold more than 75 per cent of the residences, and Sotheby’s Realty managing broker Liz Forster expects all will be sold “soon.”
Hidden Gems: 'Sun Peaks is what Whistler Blackcomb was like 25 years ago'
Unless you are already a happy denizen of the Sun Peaks community, whose population grew 66 per cent between 2011-2016, chances are that wasn’t your guess. And this hidden gem of a four-season resort town — one of Canada’s largest ski areas with 1,728 hectares across three skiable peaks (Tod, Sundance, and Morrisey) around an intimate, ski-in/ski-out village — is expected to continue growing. It has its own on-hill K-12 school, and just launched a $3 million upgrade to on-hill food and day-lodge services.
The Canadian Resort That Just Keeps Getting Bigger
Located in the heart of British Columbia, Sun Peaks is accessed by two airports gateways. Arrived in Vancouver I flew to Kamloops on a short 30min long flight followed by a 45 minute drive up the mountain. Arriving in Sun Peaks I was immediately enchanted by the cosy village feel, full of charm.
Sun Peaks: How to Create a Designer Ski Resort
What’s your favourite mountain?
If you’ve shredded a few, then you’re bound to have a preference. Perhaps you’re all about après, or you’re particular about grooming. Maybe it’s the off-piste activities that claim your heart, or there’s one run you can’t get enough of.
Sun Peaks’ Canadian Adaptive Snowsports Festival Celebrates Adaptive Snowboarding
Dozens of adaptive snowboarders and skiers recently came together for the Canadian Adaptive Snowsports [CADS] Festival at Sun Peaks, BC!
Record-breaking season for Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks is celebrating a record-breaking winter season for visitation.
Resort-wide hotel stays between November and March were up 12% over last year, which was a record year for the mountain. Before that, 2007 saw the highest visitation numbers. The resort also set records for overall skier visits this season.
Sun Peaks: 10 Days of Wine, Food and Snow Play at the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival
The Winter Okanagan Wine Festival hosted by Sun Peaks Resort, features the rich wines of British Columbia along with some amazing culinary delights. All of this paired well with the champaign snow that one finds in the eastern parts of British Columbia.
Spring-skiing tips from Olympic gold medalist Nancy Greene
Who better to glean spring-skiing tips from than Olympic champion Nancy Greene? So, I meet up with the giant slalom gold medalist from the 1968 Games in Grenoble, France at Cafe Soleil in the Village Day Lodge at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, British Columbia.
The 15 best ski resorts for families
1. Sun Peaks, BC, Canada
Best for: Attractive village, quiet ski area
Sun Peaks has come a long way since it was developed in the Nineties. It has a friendly, attractive small village with a traffic-free main street and a fair amount of varied terrain, which makes it appealing for family holidays.
Girl powder: How heli-skiing became a sport for me too
CARIBOO MOUNTAINS, Canada — I carved an S-curve of downhill graffiti on deep, virgin alpine powder, floating down amid spectacular snow-covered mountain ranges beneath a bluebird sky. Suddenly, I wiped out in a dramatic “double eject,” losing both my skis. OK?” she asked, brushing snow off my jacket. I caught the reflection of my powder-caked face in her goggles and we both began to laugh.
Mountain Lifer: Jamie Tattersfield Helped Transform Sun Peaks into a World-Class Resort
A lot has changed at Sun Peaks Resort since Jamie Tattersfield arrived on the scene. As the resort’s Operations Manager, Tattersfield helped grow the resort from a meager one-chair ski hill with a modest lodge to the world-class, three-mountain, four-season destination it is today.
Voyageur Canoe Tour & Fur Traders Feast, B.C., Canada
It’s just on dusk and the silence on McGillivray Lake is broken only by the sound of two loons and their chicks flapping about on the water. It’s my first sight of the bird immortalised in the design and the name of Canada’s $1 coin, the loonie, and I’m captivated by the stories told by our guide, Campbell, about these quick swimmers that dive for their food, mate monogamously and have a haunting call that echoes across the water.
The Ultimate Sun Peaks Ski Guide
You know a ski resort caters to families when there’s a public school up on its slopes. Such is the case with Sun Peaks which, in 2015, became Canada’s second-largest ski and snowboard destination after a 200-hectare expansion on two of its three mountains.
Record Breaking Year at Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks has had their best winter season ever.
Once the season ends on April 10, the resort would have had over 350,000 visitors, breaking the current record that was set in 2008.
Ski with Canadian Olympic Legend Nancy Greene at Sun Peaks Resort
My ski companion tells me to keep my head up and stop fixating on the tips of the skis.
I immediately correct my gaze to the horizon, my stance improves and I start gliding down the slope smoothly with confidence.
I have the best instructor on the planet - Olympic gold medalist Nancy Greene.
6 Trends to Watch for This Ski Season
Ski resorts are offering wider winter-sports lineups these days to keep existing customers interested and attract new demographics. Equipment improvements are spawning new activities, and social media are broadcasting the buzz. Here's a rundown of what's trending around U.S. and Canadian resorts this season.
B.C. Ski Resorts Boosting Avalanche Skills Awareness
On the northeastern flank of British Columbia’s 2,408-metre Terminator Peak, a group of 10 skiers, some with avalanche transceivers in hand, charge into a small stand of pines.