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Sun Peaks - Ski Area Guide

Sun Peaks, Canada

Ski Resort (1,260m4,134ft to 2,080m6,824ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

One of the largest ski areas in Canada with light, dry powder spread across three unique mountains. Experience high quality ski in / ski out accommodation.

 Sun Peaks Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Sun Peaks is 2cm1in, expected on 19 February, with around 16cm6in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Who is Sun Peaks good for?

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Sun Peaks Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Sun Peaks
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
39
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
65
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
18
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
13
Pistes
Number of runs
80
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
6

Sun Peaks Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Sun Peaks
Max Vertical820m2,690ft
Highest Lift2,080m6,824ft
Lowest Piste1,260m4,134ft
Resort Altitude (Sun Peaks)1,260m4,134ft
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Sun Peaks Summary

The Canadian Ski Resort of Sun Peaks has direct access to 80 individual pistes, served by 6 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,080m6,824ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Sun Peaks are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks has three mountains to enjoy. The original and highest is Tod, which offers a wide range of runs above and below the treeline. There's something for everyone, from fast long blue and green cruisers up to steep sharp blacks like Bluff, Intimidator and the 2km (1.25 mile) long Challenger; with everything in between, particularly glades. The trails are served by a high speed chairlift network and Sun Peaks has a reputation for immaculate slope grooming.

The top of the mountain has open bowl skiing and there's back country cat skiing just over the ski area boundary. Next to Tod sits Sundance Mountain, home to some of the best groomed runs and terrain parks for children and beginners.

The resort opened its third mountain, Mt. Morrisey, for the 2001-2 season. Mt. Morrisey's 1378ft / 420 m vertical compares favourably with Sundance Mountain across the valley and offers spectacular vistas of Top of the World Mountain at 6824ft / 2080m. Mostly north facing, Morrisey is already famous for its dry powder and glade or tree skiing. Skiers and riders can enjoy the thrill of descending through open forests, but on groomed pitches a treat traditionally reserved for advanced enthusiasts.

In order to make the most of this huge choice you may wish to take a free tour of the mountain first thing in the morning or after lunch with Sun Guides; you also have the opportunity to ski with Canadian Olympic Champion Nancy Greene.

Sun Peaks is also one of the world's few speed skiing centres. Racers use The Headwall track which is fully accessible by two chairlifts with a mid-mountain restaurant next to the finish area for viewing. The track is a steep technical speed course on which racers go from zero km/h to 170 km/h in 8 to 10 seconds.

If you like your skiing a little slower and flatter, check out the 40km of groomed cross country trails.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Sun Peaks

There are three terrain parks at Sun Peaks. The parks are accessed off the Sundance Chair. One beginner, one intermediate, one advanced

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The resort has a selection of bars and restaurants, mostly centred on the main hotel complexes.

The resort's nightclub, Club Mackdaddy's, was awarded Best New Night Club Sound System in North America by the National Association of Music Merchants at the International Trade Show in Anaheim, California. Scott McDonnell, part owner of the new club said Our Jazz and Blues nights are when you can really appreciate the systems quality. The 1.2 million dollar night club is located in the Delta Sun Peaks Resort.

Sun Peaks also has a weekly events calendar which includes activities which include casino night, bonfires and torchlit descents.

Sun Peaks in brief

Sun Peaks Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Sun Peaks Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Sun Peaks.

 Open.

Usual opening - Late Nov.

Usual closing - Early April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Sun Peaks.

Where is Sun Peaks?

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Sun Peaks Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Sun Peaks is able to augment natural snow, on 3km2 miles of ski runs, with 21 Snow Cannons.

Sun Peaks Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 6 Ski Lifts of Sun Peaks are able to uplift 7,263 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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164cm65in
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