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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.

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Nordic Trail Access

There are a couple of trail head to conveniently access the trail network:  

  1. From the Covered Bridge, located across the street from the Village Day Lodge 
  2. From the base of the Morrisey and Orient chairlifts 
  3. From the east end of Parking Lot 5 (our Nordic Centre is located at the west end of P5)

Sun Peaks Nordic Centre

Open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm, located adjacent to Parking Lot 5 near the base of the Orient chairlift. This is where you'll find Nordic equipment rentals and ticket sales. Drop in and talk to the team for general information, take a break and warm up, change your boots, view entertaining and instructional Nordic videos, and swap stories with fellow enthusiasts!

Questions? Call the Nordic Centre at 250.578.5493 or email nordicprogram@sunpeaksresort.com 

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. Always have your pet under control. If the trail allows dogs to be off leash, make sure your dog is under voice control. Bags are provided, so please clean up after your pet.

Backcountry Trails

Backcountry trails are not patrolled and not suitable for those new to the trail system or Nordic skiing.

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