Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia

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Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski help you find skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, and webcams. Sun Peaks Resort is located about an hour northeast of the city of Kamloops, BC in the Columbia Mountain Range. The origins of Sun Peaks Resort date way back to 1961 when the […]

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Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski help you find skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, and webcams. Sun Peaks Resort is located about an hour northeast of the city of Kamloops, BC in the Columbia Mountain Range. The origins of Sun Peaks Resort date way back to 1961 when the ski area opened to the public under the name Tod Mountain. The idea to create a ski area came by chance when Don Whyte, a land surveyor spotted the alpine peak known as Tod Mountain while driving north on Hwy 97 from Monte Lake, BC. The alpine mountain peak inherited its name from John Tod who was a fur trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company in the early 1800’s. After that chance sighting and input from a dozen people including Dr. Bill McLaren, Tod Mountain became a reality when it opened with the Burfield Day Lodge, a chairlift and several trails. After enjoying many years of success, Tod Mountain Ski Area was forced to close in 1968 due to severe fire damage to the lift equipment. With the repairs complete, Tod Mountain re-opened in December 1970 with much anticipation from the local and nearby skiing community. For the next 20 years, Tod Mountain Ski Area continued to grow its skier visits and to accommodate this, new chairlifts, new trails, a new day lodge and a subdivision were added. The biggest change was yet to come for this family-friendly ski area when in 1992, the Nippon Cable Company Ltd of Japan purchased the assets of Tod Mountain and the wonderful transition from a well-known local ski facility to one that sits on the world’s stage started to take place. One of the first orders of business was a name change, and with this in July 1993, the name Sun Peaks Resort emerged along with a master plan to transform the ski area into a four-season resort complete with a pedestrian-style village. Sun Peaks Resort quickly added new terrain, more lifts, including High-Speed Quads. As the new village was taking shape, Sun Peaks Resort was quickly earning a reputation that went far beyond the local community. In 2002, the expansion on Mt Morrisey was completed and this added 17 new trails serviced by a new High-Speed Quad. Today, Sun Peaks Resort offers skiing and snowboarding on three mountains, Sundance, Mt Morrisey and the 7060ft/2152m Tod Mountain. Visiting Sun Peaks Resort is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow because at the end of the road you will find this magnificent resort that has become known as Canada’s Alpine Village.

On the Slopes

  • Sun Peaks Resort offers diverse terrain across its three mountains, including 17 gladed areas, a good selection of intermediate cruisers and 2 alpine bowls, Crystal and West. If you want to challenge yourself to a black diamond run near the Crystal Chair, check out Spillway or Headwalls. If intermediates are more your style, Telly-Gram and Mid-Life Crisis on Mt Morrisey are perfect choices. An added feature is the complimentary Sun Host Mountain Tours that depart daily at 9:15 am and 1:00 pm from between the Sunburst Chair and Village Day Lodge, which is a great way to see the mountain through the eyes of an experienced guide.
  • Sun Peaks Resort features the massive 10-acre Rockstar Terrain Park that stretches from the top of the Sundance Express chairlift all the way to the base area. A terrain park enthusiasts dream, this park has rails, boxes, barrels, drain tubs and big and small jumps along its descent. However, it is an advanced park so be sure to know your limits. An extension to the park is the Platter Park located near the Platter Lift, which is designed for beginners.
  • Sun Peaks Resort Sports School has a dedicated team of ski and snowboard instructors ready to introduce you to the slopes if you are a first-timer, help you build confidence to move you to the next level of performance or if you are a seasoned pro, provide you with the latest techniques available. Through the various lessons and programs such as group, private, adaptive, learn to ski or snowboard, ladies’ clinics or even a mogul camp, the Sports School is ready to provide you with the best experience possible.

Off the Slopes

  • At the centre of the resort’s 3 mountains, Sun Peaks Resort offers a ski-through European-style village, which features shopping boutiques, restaurants, and a good selection of various types of accommodations that include ski-in/ski-out, hotels, condos and townhomes, chalets and even a dedicated lot for RVing and winter camping.
  • The city of Kamloops is an alternate place to stay if staying on the mountain is not an option. Kamloops is a diverse city that provides many lodging options, dining, and shopping either in the downtown district or one of the three shopping malls, Aberdeen, Sahali Centre or Columbia Place Shopping Centre. Kamloops is also home the Kamloops Blazers Junior Hockey Team if you are looking for a fun evening activity.
  • Sun Peaks Resort is your complete winter getaway offering a vast selection of activities to compliment those days when you are not on the slopes. The Tube Park located next to the Village Platter Lift is a great family-friendly activity, plus outdoor skating on an NHL size ice surface, drop-in hockey, snowmobiling, dog sledding and snowshoeing on your own or with a tour.
  • Sun Peaks Resort also offers a Nordic Centre and extensive trail system that covers over 37km of groomed and track set trails that can take you to places like Little McGillivray Lake. The trail network provides trails to suit all ability levels and even has pet-friendly trails. Click here to see the Nordic Trail Map.
  • Child-minding and Daycare services are available 7 days a week for children as young as 18 months. The Sundance Kids Centre is located at the base of the Sunburst Express Chairlift. Children will have the opportunity to make new friends and engage in a variety of activities while you enjoy time on the slopes.
  • Sun Peaks Resort offers a FREE transit service for transportation around the mountain base areas, with various stops along the 30-minute loop. There is also a Ski & Ride Bus from Kamloops, which is available Saturday-Sunday and other select dates, for a fee.
  • Airport Shuttles are convenient and are available to and from the Kamloops and Kelowna Airports throughout the ski and snowboard season. Simply call Sun Peaks Central Reservations at 1-800-807-3257 ext. 1 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm or email transportation@sunpeakstourism.com

On the Slopes

Off the Slopes

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2894 ft / 882 m

Base Elevation:
3930 ft / 1198 m

Summit Elevation:
6824 ft / 2080 m

Skiable Area:
4270 acres

Average Snowfall:
220 in / 559 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 135

Beginner: 13 (10%)

Intermediate: 76 (56%)

Advanced: 37 (27%)

Expert: 9 (7%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Kamloops BC , 39mi / 63km

Nearest Major City:
Kamloops BC, 37mi / 60km

Nearest Town/City:
Kamloops BC, 37mi / 60km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 18 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
8:30am to 3:30pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 13

Express Quad Chairs: 3

Quad Chairs: 3

Triple Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 6

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: No

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Kamloops Airport  (YKA)
Distance: 39 mi / 63 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Kelowna Intl Airport  (YLW)
Distance: 131 mi / 211 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-807-3257

Direct Phone: 250-578-5399

Snow Phone: 250-578-7232

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation

Resort Map

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