Mar 28 2018

New lift, new access highlights $60 million in activity to improve overall guest experience

Sun Peaks, BC (March 28, 2018) – A new chairlift providing improved mountain, village, and ski-in, ski-out access highlights a massive development year at Sun Peaks Resort. Approximately $60 million in activity will be completed or underway this year.

The new chairlift is a project that has been highly anticipated by guests and locals alike. A new four passenger, fixed grip lift will be installed in the East Village area of the resort allowing for significantly improved guest access to the main village core along with existing ski terrain. This $4 million project has an anticipated completion date of December 2018.

“This lift project is especially rewarding to announce today. Better access from the East Village is vital to our overall experience and future success. The new lift is something we are really pleased to add to the mix for next winter and it will greatly enhance our industry leading ski-in ski-out design,” stated Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager.

Another major element of the investment is a complete guestroom makeover at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre. This plan will transform the 221 rooms into quiet luxury with an updated contemporary attitude, balanced with a hint of modern rustic. This $7 million project will have a completion date of December 2018. 

Other major projects also taking place in conjunction with the new lift and hotel renovations include:

•    Enhanced capacity of 30% on Sundance Express through the addition of new carriers
•    Various mountain capital improvements led by two new snow cats
•    Planning, design, and construction of the new Sun Peaks Centre multi-purpose facility 
•    Completion of construction on the sold out Village Walk luxury townhome complex
•    Launch of construction on the pre-sold Echo Landing alpine townhome and condo project
•    Planning and development work for future real estate initiatives 

These initiatives are part of the continued evolution of Sun Peaks as a leading mountain resort destination. Already known as Canada’s Second Largest Ski Area, these projects will enhance the guest experience while also harnessing momentum for the destination to move forward.

“These efforts are all part of our overall Master Development Plan and 2018 will definitely be a big year at Sun Peaks. We are tremendously excited about what these projects will mean for the experience at our world class resort,” continued Alexander.

For additional details and visuals on the initiatives noted above, please visit: 



About Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks is a resort community located in the interior of British Columbia. Located just 45 minutes from Kamloops, it is the second largest ski area in Canada and a year-round destination for guests in search of a welcoming, accessible, stress-free mountain experience. Consistently recognized as one of the top ski resorts in North America, thanks to its massive terrain and confidence inspiring design, Sun Peaks offers a European-style ski-in, ski-out, pedestrian village with locally-owned and operated shops, restaurants and lodging. Spring, summer and fall offers guests a wide range of leisure activities, featuring an 18-hole, par 72 Graham Cooke-designed golf course, a lift-accessed downhill mountain bike park, cross-country mountain biking, alpine hiking trails, and a year-round line up of concerts, events and festivals. Sun Peaks has been recognized for its environmental policies and practices, as the first resort in North America and the only resort in Canada to earn the ISO 14001 designation for environmental management. Sun Peaks can be accessed from airport gateways in Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2.5 hours), and by car, with only a four-hour drive separating Sun Peaks from Vancouver, B.C.

For further information please contact:

Aidan Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer
Sun Peaks Resort