Opening update 2018
Our groomed and track set Nordic trail network is now fully open!
As early season conditions persist, we ask that you take precautions when out on the trails. Stay tuned for news of when the backcountry trails will open.
Nordic Skiing at Sun Peaks Resort
With more and more outdoor enthusiasts discovering our pristine trail network, Sun Peaks has quietly evolved into a favourite Nordic destination. Our unique location provides plenty of sunshine and perfect elevation for dry snow and consistent temperatures.
Over 37 kilometers of impeccably groomed and track set trails are accessible right from the village and your hotel. Truly unique to Sun Peaks, guests can hop aboard the Morrisey Express chairlift for exceptional access to seemingly endless backcountry terrain and scenic mountain views off the Holy Cow trail. Or ski with the entire family—including the dog—on the pet-friendly route to the McGillivray Lake Outpost warming hut.
Nordic Trail Access
Trail heads are located by the Covered Bridge across from the Village Day Lodge, at the base of the Morrisey Express Chairlift, the east end of Parking Lot 5, and the Nordic Centre at the west end of Parking Lot 5.
Sun Peaks Nordic Centre
Open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm and located adjacent to Parking Lot 5, near the base of the Morrisey Express chairlift. Drop in for Nordic information, to warm up, change your boots, view entertaining as well as instructional Nordic videos, and swap stories with fellow enthusiasts. Nordic equipment rentals and ticket sales are also available daily.
Use of the Morrisey Express Chairlift
Nordic day tickets include two rides up the Morrisey Express chairlift, taking Nordic skiers to the top of the Holy Cow trail.
Note: use of alpine terrain (ski runs) is not permitted on a Nordic ticket or pass.
McGillivray Lake Outpost
Open daily from 9:00am to 3:30pm, the McGillivray Lake Outpost is a great place to rest, warm up, and use the washroom facilities.
Skiing with Your Dog
Dogs are allowed only on trails marked accordingly. Please stay on these designated trails with your dog(s) and respect on-leash requirements which are in place in limited areas to manage skier-dog challenges. Bags are provided, so please clean up after your pet.
Backcountry trails are not patrolled and not suitable for those new to the trail system or Nordic skiing.