Best Sun Peaks News, Updates & Special Offers

Check this Best Sun Peaks News page often for updates about Sun Peaks Resort or for special offers and trip advice when planning a Sun Peak Resort vacation any time of year.

Special offers are also added regularly to our Best Sun Peaks Facebook page so please Like, Share, and contribute information to our interactive Best Sun Peaks website and Facebook page.

We are also @bestsunpeaks on twitter and #bestsunpeaks on Instagram - please follow along for up-to-date Sun Peaks News.

Also check out Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals Direct From Owners for best prices on Sun Peaks accommodation.

        Custom Wood Signs Created By Local Artist

Introducing custom interior and exterior wood signage by local Sun Peaks area artist, Christie and Signed by C.

These custom signs are wonderful for your vacation rental property, home or business, and can be built using your own business logo or ideas, or Christie can help you design something creative.  Wood signage, business signs, memorial plaques, shelves, boxes and more can be created locally and shipped world-wide.  Or better yet, come to Sun Peaks and pick up your new custom wood sign.

As part of our growing collection of artist paintings, creations and other décor items, we have sourced an amazing custom metal signage and art maker as well, and a personalized custom rustic sign maker.

Promote your home, business or property while supporting talented artists or decorate using our growing list of creative decor suppliers.

        Free-to-Use Cross Country Bike Trails Open at Sun Peaks Resort

Miles and miles of scenic, free-to-ride, cross-country mountain bike trails are open for riding, and family-friendly Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals with garages to easily store your bikes and other summer toys, as well as with private hot-tubs to quickly soothe your muscles, are ready to enjoy.

Bring your own bikes or rent mountain bikes in the nearby village for the entire family.  

Lift-accessed cross-country and downhill bike park trails start operations for the summer on June 23rd.

SUP standup paddleboards are also now available for rent on Heffley Lake, as are kayaks and canoes on McGillivray Lake.  

Book your Best Sun Peaks accommodation direct with the owners and save 10 - 20% with no booking or service fees.  What will you do with the money you save?

        Sun Peaks Spring & Summer Activities

Sun Peaks Summer Flowers -

Sun Peaks Spring Activities and Summer Activities are finally up and running after what has been a long, cold and snowy spring.  

The full Sun Peaks Golf Course is open and in great shape.

The Sun Peaks Go Karts are up and running - weekend only to start.

The lakes are open and Stand up paddleboarding lessons and rentals are in full swing.

Horse riding lessons and trail rides are up and running.

Many retail operations and restaurants are back up and running with spring schedules.

Great family Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals By Owners are available at Best rates and no hidden service fees.

Tennis courts and free kids activities are available.

Winery and craft beer tours from Sun Peaks are in full swing.

Lower level free Sun Peaks mountain biking and walking/hiking trails are available.

Lift accessed hiking, mountain biking and Sun Peaks bike park trails open June 23rd.

Come enjoy.  Relax.  Unwind.  Our private hot tubs are ready and the spas are open too!  You can even book a mobile in-suite massage with a Sun Peaks RMT.

       Best Time To Buy Season and Peaks Passes Is Now to June 30th

Best Time To Buy 2017/18 Season Passes - before June 30th

The best time to buy Sun Peaks Season Passes and Peaks Cards is now!

Save up to $450 (35%) off regular pricing with ‘Sun Peaks Best Buy’ pricing but only until June 30, 2017

Combo season passes with Alpine + Nordic, Golf, or Bike are also available and on sale, as are 3 and 5 day Peaks cards for skiing, hiking, biking and golfing.

Benefits of a being an alpine season pass holder include:

• NEW Save 20% on Mountain Cross Carts summer activity
• NEW Save 10% on select food and beverage items at the newly revitalized Sunburst and Bento's Lodges
• NEW Save 10% on Tube Park and Bungee Trampoline
• Save 50% on alpine lift tickets at Whistler Blackcomb
• Save 25% on alpine lift tickets at participating resorts
• 20% off select ski and snowboard lessons
• One FREE adult Super Group lesson or Sun Kids half day group lesson (subject to conditions)
• Save 10% on soft goods, rental equipment and repairs at SPR LLP stores
• Various discounts with Sun Peaks accommodation providers
• Golf members receive four FREE rounds at their sister course, The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna, as well as 'Zone 2' discounts at participating golf courses
• Sun Peaks Bike Park pass holders save up to 25% on lift tickets at participating BC and AB bike parks

Returning alpine season pass holders from winter 16-17 will again get a free Sun Peaks hiking season pass for this summer, plus 10% off Sun Peaks golf course green fees and Bike Park lift tickets, Monday to Thursday.

Visit the Sun Peaks Season Pass Pricing page for more info.

        Spring Special - 15% off Accommodation - all with private hot tubs!

Escape from the city and enjoy the wonderful tranquility and fresh mountain air during the transition to spring and summer activities at Sun Peaks.  Most restaurants are open, the Sun Peaks Spa is open, Kamloops golf courses are open, Kamloops wineries and craft beer places are open for tours and tasting, and there is always plenty to do or not do while up at Sun Peaks.

Save 15% on Trail's Edge #4 townhouse, Trapper's Landing townhouse and Stone's Throw condo spring vacation rentals during April and May - all with private hot tubs. Book direct with the owners and save $$.

        New Facebook page - Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals Direct From Owners

We have created and are building a new page on Facebook called Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals Direct From Owners.  

We will be growing this listing page for owners of exceptional Sun Peaks Vacation Rental condos, townhouses and chalets to promote their property and website direct to guests, and for guests wanting the best possible price by booking direct with the owners. 

Enjoy a Best Sun Peaks Vacation at the best possible prices by booking direct with the property owner to save the hidden booking fees that are now charged by all the popular online booking services.

Guests - please 'Like' the page and use it to book your Sun Peaks Vacation Accommodation direct.

Owners - please 'Like' the page and contact us to add your Sun Peaks Vacation Rental Property and website to this new listing page.

       Sun Peaks Spa - Spring Mountain Air Special & Weekend Getaway

Spring special at Sun Peaks

The Fresh Mountain Air is calling and we must go – for a Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Spa Spring Special and getaway weekend. Enjoy a:
*Mountain Air foot soak with Peppermint Tea and Treat.
*Delicious Mountain Air back and shoulder scrub.
*Hot steamy towels cleanse your skin....
*Hot Stone Massage to your back and neck and a luxurious scalp massage !
**Scents of: Rosemary, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Clove
Single or Side by Side in their private room for two.
1-2 people $115. each; 3-4 people $110. each; Groups of 5+ people $105. each. Allow 60 Minutes.

Or how about quiet walks, invigorating jets in your private Sun Peaks hot tub, a mobile massage in your Sun Peaks accommodation, a custom Sun Peaks winery tour, private paint night, or catered meal for you and your friends?

Let us help put a spring extended weekend together for you, with discounted, luxurious accommodation and the wonderful smell of the pine trees and mountain fauna springing to life!

        New in 2017 - Sun Peaks Horse Riding Lessons

Sun Peaks Stables Horse Riding LessonsSun Peaks horse Riding Lessons (Sun Peaks Stables)

New in 2017 is the Sun Peaks Horseback Riding Lesson Program. Riding lessons are one hour each and include the basics of grooming, horse care and English style riding, and will commence in early May as weather permits.  Lessons will take place in the new riding ring near the Burfield Stables, and riders must be five years of age or older.

Plan your Sun Peaks spring or Sun Peaks summer getaway in advance and book by April 21st for a 25% Discount on the 5 and 10 riding lesson packages. Group riding lessons, with a maximum of four riders, are available in single, 5 and 10 lesson packages, while private horse riding lessons are available in single or a 5 lesson package. They will have set times throughout the spring, summer and fall for group lessons, while private lessons will offer more flexibility in scheduling.

“Earlybird” Special 25% Discount, if booked before April 21st, 2017.

        Sun Peaks Grocery Delivery Right To Your Door

We are continuing to add to our Sun Peaks Services page with the addition of a local entrepreneur that is offering Sun Peaks grocery delivery services, where you can simply send them a list of what you'd like, and they will shop down in Kamloops and deliver the groceries to you at your Sun Peaks accommodation.

This is a great new service that allows our guests to relax and play more while on vacation while they let Michael fight the crowds and shop in Kamloops for you, while you enjoy your Best Sun Peaks holiday.

"Just want to say thanks for my Sun Peaks grocery delivery yesterday afternoon.  We arrived in Sun Peaks on Tuesday and by Wednesday afternoon all my groceries were here!  

With great communication and service, this new service is a real winner for families on holiday in Sun Peaks. Highly recommend Michael."  Michelle D. - January 2017

        More Best Sun Peaks NewsExciting 2017 Sun Peaks Expansion Plans Announced

Sun Peaks 2017 expansion plans

2017 is looking like an exciting year for growth at Sun Peaks Resort, with more money being spent on expansion than has been spent here in a number of years.

Thanks to a very busy Sun Peaks real estate market and continued growth in all seasons at Sun Peaks, a new Sun Peaks townhouse development called Village Walk is breaking ground, and the resort is spending millions of dollars to upgrade and expand the popular Sunburst Lodge (mid-mountain eatery open summer and winter), and the family-friendly, cafeteria-style 'Bentos' eatery at the village base.

In addition, the new Sun Peaks Medical Centre (currently under construction) should be completed in 2017 as well.

All three 2017 expansion projects will be starting as soon as weather permits, and are expected to be ready by the fall of 2017.  Click for more information about the 2017 restaurant expansion.

Hopefully more exciting growth announcements will follow (like new lifts perhaps!?)

        Discover Where The Locals Go For Best Snow and Best Runs

Hiking to the Gil's at Sun Peaks - best powder and best runsHike to the best snow on Sun Peaks - photo @Putsky88

Discover where the locals go when they want to find the best stashes of fresh, untouched powder, gladed back-country trails, off-piste skiing, and beautiful terrain that is now avalanche controlled and patrolled.

Learn how to find the best runs, ski in delightful, Okanagan champagne powder, and prepare for some nearby cat skiing or spectacular heli-skiing.

Previously considered out of bounds, the Best Sun Peaks Powder and off-piste area was incorporated into the Sun Peaks Resort ski boundary area in 2014/15 which helped establish Sun Peaks as the second largest ski resort in Canada.

Long considered a secret stash by the locals, more and more intermediate to expert skiers are discovering that this short little hike leads you to some amazing back-country-like terrain, all within the patrolled boundary of Sun Peaks.

Guided tours and powder skiing/off-piste skiing single-day and multi-day lessons and camps are available.

        Canadian Icons Trooper and 54-40 - FREE Outdoor Summer Concert Series 

Trooper playing their classic hits, in a FREE summer concert, in a beautiful alpine setting at Sun Peaks, with a great sound system, and a beer garden.

Sounds like an epic retro fun weekend to me!!

They are the second headliner of the Sun Peaks Summer Concert Series, and will play Saturday August 26th at Sun Peaks Resort.

And 54-40, the popular Vancouver-based band known for songs like Ocean Pearl, One Day In Your life, I Go Blind, and Nice To LuvYou, will be playing on Canada Day, July 1, with a show at 6 p.m.

There are so many Sun Peaks summer activities to enjoy so plan for a long weekend or better yet a whole week, and come enjoy this fantastic summer concert.

        Sun Peaks Real Estate Sales Breaking  Records

Record breaking condo and other property sales at Sun PeaksRecord-breaking real estate sales (courtesy Sotheby's Sun Peaks)

Skier smiles and sales of properties at Sun Peaks have continued to increase with no end in sight.  Record skier visits to the resort as well as one of the strongest seller’s markets in their history started in 2016 and shows no signs of slowing down in 2017. 

Even the new 24 unit luxury townhouse development, VillageWalk, with construction starting as soon as weather permits, is already 70% sold.  The final phase is now selling and first new residents are expected to arrive in late 2017.

Sun Peaks was also labeled as the fastest growing incorporated municipality in 2016, and it is a great time to be a part of this exciting, growing community!  We are so happy to be part of the growth.

Perhaps the only people not smiling are those that thought we were crazy back in 2013/14 when we said it was the best time to buy at Sun Peaks!?

See our Sun Peaks Real Estate page for more information, and come join the fun!

         Great deals on Sun Peaks Vacation Rental Properties By Owner

We are building up our list of preferred Sun Peaks Vacation Rental properties and are currently able to offer best owner prices on these Sun Peaks condos, townhouses and full-house / luxurious chalets for rent:

- Our Best Sun Peaks condo in Stone's Throw - sleeps up to 8 - see our Stone's Throw reviews

- Our Best Sun Peaks Townhouse in Trapper's Landing - sleeps up to 12.  See our Trappers Landing Reviews

- Trail's Edge #15 Townhouse - sleeps up to 12

- Trail's Edge #4 Townhouse - sleeps up to 9

- Other vacation rental properties offered at Best Sun Peaks discounted prices by Top Of the Mountain including condos, townhouses and full-size Sun Peaks homes and chalets.

        Sun Peaks Brew Pub comes to Sun Peaks!  Well, sort of?

In November of 2016, Sun Peaks Brew Pub beer, swag, and growlers suddenly appeared at Sun Peaks.  

After some investigation and a little (maybe a lot) of product sampling at Masa's Bar and Grill, we were able to find out more details of who they are, where they are from, and what their plans are.  We talked with some of their crew and gladly put a Sun Peaks Brew Pub toque on  - how Canadian is that!!

Check them out - the beer is your basic Honey Brown Ale, Pilsener and Cream Ale - all quite tasty.

Good luck in their venture, and we can't wait to see our vision of a see-through, ski-through tunnel in a slope-side Sun Peaks brew pub built at Sun Peaks.

Lovers of the craft beer experience can also book a Kamloops Craft Beer Tour with pick-up/drop-off in Sun Peaks Resort.

        Paint Nights with Liz Derksen, A Unique Sun Peaks Experience

Experience Paint Night with a local Sun Peaks Artist

Here is something fun and a uniquely "Sun Peaks" experience - Sun Peaks Paint Nights with a very popular local Sun Peaks artist, Liz Derksen.

If you are in or close to Sun Peaks... here is something fun to do by either joining in with an existing group, or putting together your own group of friends or family members and arranging for a private paint party.

Group or custom/private, in-studio or in your Sun Peaks accommodation - Sun Peaks Paint nights are a fun way to create a beautiful memento of your Sun Peaks vacation.

Another "best" and unique Sun Peaks experience to try - the Sun Peaks Evening Fondue and Descent....

        Village Walk Sun Peaks - New Luxury Townhouses Coming to Sun Peaks

With demand for Sun Peaks Real Estate far outpacing supply right now, we were happy to see this new sign promoting the construction of 24 new, luxurious, 3+ bedroom townhouses called Village Walk Sun Peaks while we were out enjoying our own beautiful 'village walk' recently.

There is already a growing waiting list for these and other properties with people from around the world looking to either move to or invest in a Sun Peaks rec property.

These units will be built right beside the Kookaburra Lodge which is just across from the village, and across from the new skating rink and outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

Construction begins spring of 2017 with move in fall 2017.  Already 75% sold as at April 2017.

Check out Village Walk and sign up to learn more about this exciting new townhouse project coming to Sun Peaks 

        Craft Beer & Winery Tours Available From Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks craft beer & winery tours are for those who love wine.  Or beer.  Or better yet, both!

Divine Tours from Kamloops is offering a fall craft beer and local Kamloops winery tour, with pick-up and drop-off available in Kamloops or at your Sun Peaks Resort accommodation.

Put together your own group or join in an existing group, and enjoy some of the finest local wines around along the burgeoning Kamloops Winery Trail, and some tasty craft beer from two of the most popular local breweries in Kamloops - The Noble Pig and Red Collar Brewing.

Perhaps you will even experience the extraordinary Kamloops Hoodoos as you travel to Harper's Trail Winery, and then carry on to the beautiful Monte Creek Ranch and Winery, and your tasting fees for both are already included in your price.

Just one of many fun, fall activities to do while enjoying the beautiful outdoors at Sun Peaks Resort during the quiet, fall season.

        Winter Driving Rules Start October 1st

Remember if you're driving to Sun Peaks, make sure your car has proper tires with good tread, and possibly consider having chains in the trunk.

During the period October 1 through March 31, winter tires with the mountain snowflake logo or M+S tires with a tread depth of at least 3.5mm all over must be used when driving through the mountain passes. 

Drive to your comfort level, keep a safe distance behind the car in front, relax and arrive safe.

Have a wonderful, Best Sun Peaks vacation!

        First Ever Kootenays Helicopter & Standup Paddleboard Expedition

Fantastic opportunity for adventure seekers with our friends at Paddle Surfit - operator of Sun Peaks Stand Up Paddleboarding - Be among the first ever to be dropped by helicopter into a remote lake in the Cariboo area with inflatable standup paddleboard boards.

Paddle on a scenic, remote lake and hike amidst glaciers and waterfalls down to a second lake.

One day, includes all equipment, lunch and professional guide ONLY $560! Sept 8, 2016.

Contact us for details - very few seats remaining.

        The Best Time to Hike at Sun Peaks Is NOW - Save on Sun Peaks Accommodation

Summer is in full swing at Sun Peaks and the best time to hike at Sun Peaks is now.  The wildflowers exploded with color after the rain and hail during the 2nd week of July, and colors are everywhere. 

They die off pretty quick when the hot dry weather persists, so head up now if you want to see the best display of colorful wildflowers around.

For a limited time, you can save up to 10% or more on Sun Peaks accommodation with our Stone's Throw condo , a Trail's Edge Townhouse  or a new to the rental pool in September 2016 luxurious Trapper's Landing Townhouse - all set up to be perfect for family get-aways at Sun Peaks Resort.

Golf, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding, nature walks, hiking, mountain biking, nearby lakes for standup paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking, downhill go carting, and so many more great Sun Peaks summer activities for all to enjoy.

If your dates are not available, ask us about discounts at other Sun Peaks accommodations.

Book direct with the owners through these links and ask for the special summer and fall pricing.

        Wonderful Spring Getaway Even With Clouds and a Little Rain

Bears Everywhere at Sun Peaks RedortThe Bears Were Everywhere

We enjoyed a wonderful getaway to Sun Peaks over the long weekend even though the sun only popped out occasionally. We were lucky enough to have over 1/2 dozen bear sightings just minutes from our condo at Sun Peaks, including right across the golf course from us as we were enjoying our BestSunPeaks private hottub. While heading for a nice scenic drive to McGillivray and Morrisey Lakes, we also came across some deer and a speedy little snowshoe hare.  We even managed to go for a scenic standup paddleboard on McGillivray Lake where we saw tons of eagles, heard the soulful cry of some loons, and saw trout jumping everywhere which pretty much jumped onto our paddlebaords - what a great wilderness long weekend at Sun Peaks.

Head up on a pre-summer-season getaway and save 10% on our BestSunPeaks condo or other Sun Peaks accommodation.  The mountain air smells fantastic, the Sun Peaks waterfall makes for a lovely little walk, wildlife are out and about enjoying the quiet period before the summer crowds, and our private hottub awaits.

Head up the hill to chill this summer or any time of year.

        Skiing and Snowboarding T-shirts

Do you miss skiing?

Snowboarding perhaps?

Click the image for a link to a selection of cool skiing related t-shirts.

        Wineries, Waterfalls & Sun Peaks - Spring through Fall

Winery and Waterfall Tour Sun PeaksSun Peaks Winery and Waterfall Tour

Like wine?

Like waterfalls?

Love Sun Peaks?

Enjoy all three with a custom Okanagan winery and waterfall tour with pickup and drop-off available right from your Sun Peaks accommodation.

Available Spring through fall subject to availability.

Great fun individually or as a group - explore local Kamloops wineries or travel further to the southern Okanagan.

Just one of many fun Spring Activities available now at Sun Peaks Resort.

Like beer?  How about a Craft Brewery tour instead or also?

        Summer Lift Hours Extended for More Hiking and Biking

More Best Sun Peaks news for those of us who enjoy Sun Peaks hiking and Sun Peaks biking in the summer, with chairlift hours being extended from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily once the lifts start turning this summer.

That's 3 extra hours of hiking, biking, and sightseeing fun every day -  If the snow ever stops falling, that is!!

Click for more of our favorite Sun Peaks summer activities, festivals and free outdoor summer concerts.

       Save 10% on Other Sun Peaks Vacation Property Rentals

While our Best Sun Peaks condo is pretty much booked for the rest of the ski season (except for late March, Early April), you can click to save 10% (depends on season) on a number of other great Sun Peaks rental properties, including condos, townhouses, hotel-type units and even wonderful, spacious Sun Peaks chalets.

Click for Special Offers and discounts on Sun Peaks vacation property rental options, including properties at:

Alpine Greens, luxurious Bella Vista Drive chalet, Burfield Drive, Crystal Forest, Douglas Court Luxury Chalet, Fairways Cottages, Fairways Drive, Fireside Lodge, Forest Trails, Powder Ridge, Settler's Crossing, Snow Creek Village, Stone's Throw, Sunburst Drive, Sundance Drive, The Peaks, Timberline, Trail's Edge and Trapper's Landing.

        Delightful, Delicious and no Dishes - In Home Catering Comes to Sun Peaks

In home Sun Peaks CateringIn-Home Fine Dining & Catering - photo courtesy Bottoms

Make your Best Sun Peaks Vacation even more special with this new addition to Sun Peaks catering Services.

For groups of 8-25 people, the professionally trained chefs from Bottoms Sun Peaks Catering, who share a passion for fine dining, can customize a 5 course meal for your family and/or friends, and serve it to you in style wherever you are staying at Sun Peaks, whether it is our Best Sun Peaks condo in Stones Throw or not. 

All the details are taken care of, from discussing your needs and finalizing the menu, preparing and serving the food, to cleaning up and leaving you to just enjoy the rest of the evening.

The food is prepared to your specifications, beautifully presented, and full of incredible flavors.

You can even organize an après-dinner  Sun Peaks in-suite massage too if you want to really make it a memorable evening!

Or book a private, custom Kamloops or Southern Okanagan area winery tour with pick-up/drop-off from your Sun Peaks lodging, pick up some fine local wines, and return to an exquisite, gourmet dinner.

        Things Are Heating Up At Sun Peaks Resort

It’s wintertime at Sun Peaks Resort but things are heating up.  Heating up in a good way, that is!

Fantastic early conditions at Sun Peaks Resort allowed the resort to open a day early this year, and also brought a record number of people to the resort on Monday, December 7th for Toonie Day!...

We were so happy to be able to take advantage of this fundraiser day for Sun Peaks, where $2 and a non-perishable food donation gave over 4,600 visitors a wonderful day on the slopes and a donation of over $8,500 and 3,500 pounds of food to the Kamloops Food Bank.

Despite the record numbers, the snow remained fantastic through the whole day, line-ups on the slopes were minimal and we didn’t even notice how busy the resort was until the end of the day when we saw how many cars were parked here, there, and wherever they could by the local day-trippers!

With another record setting number of summer visitors last summer, this four-season resort is quietly growing into the Master Plan that was established for it a number of years ago. And with plans to double their size over the coming years, this resort will only keep getting better.

And perhaps the other Best Sun Peaks news, the real estate market at Sun Peaks is also heating up for some types of properties. With more and more families and retirees looking for the relaxed lifestyle with endless year-round recreational opportunities that Sun Peaks offers, sales of single family homes increased 63% over the same period last year. The average price was also up 32% to over $700,000.

So is this a good time to buy at Sun Peaks? We still think so and would love to add a Best Sun Peaks townhouse to our offerings!

We are already getting inquiries for our Best Sun Peaks condo for Christmas 2016, so if you are thinking about a wonderful Christmas family getaway to Sun Peaks - think about booking now!

        Unique Experience at Sun Peaks - Evening Fondue and Descent

We celebrated Nancy's birthday last year with the Sun Peaks Evening Fondue & Descent and loved it!!

While everyone else headed back to their lodging at Sun Peaks, we strapped on our skis and headed up to the Sunburst Lodge for the unique Evening Fondue and Descent into darkness.  There, the staff and local volunteers treated us with tasty meats with a hot broth, and bread with melted cheese.  Live music played in the background while we chatted with new friends.  Then the plates were cleared and dessert was brought out - a big tray of fresh fruit and a pot of delicious dark melted chocolate. :)

Once we were done, we strapped on our headlamps, joined our guided group, and skied down the freshly groomed '5 Mile' ski run.   

The clouds parted, the stars led our way, and it was a beautiful, memorable, Best Sun Peaks winter experience.

Create your own memories with one of many fun winter activities at Sun Peaks this season.

        Is this a good time to invest in real estate at Sun Peaks?

Property sales at Sun PeaksProperty sales at Sun Peaks - courtesy Sothebys

We sure think so and are so glad we did!  In fact, we couldn't be happier with our decision to buy our Best Sun Peaks condo and are thrilled with the rental results so far (and all the wonderful guests we have met from around the world).

According to our friend Liz Forster from Sotheby’s, Sun Peaks property sales as reported on the MLS system have seen a 50% increase over the same period last year.

After searching all the MLS sold listings at Sun Peaks Resort between 1 January and 23 September in both 2014 and 2015, they found there were 38 total sales between 1 January and 23 September 2014, compared to 57 total sales in the same period this year.   In particular, single family residential sales are up by 75%, townhouse sales increased by 67% and the number of condo sales rose 48% over the number of sales in 2014.

Do you love keeping fit year-round in the outdoors and want to invest in a Sun Peaks recreational property

We sure do and are thrilled with our investment at Sun Peaks, and love every visit and watching the resort grow!

We can recommend a great rec property mortgage broker too if you wish.

        Monte Creek Winery and Kamloops Wine Trail Open For Business

Monte Creek Winery Open For BusinessMonte Creek Winery - Tours Available From Sun Peaks

Monte Creek Ranch Winery is the newest and perhaps largest entry into the new and exciting Kamloops Wine Trail, joining Privato Winery, Harper’s Trail Winery and Sagewood Winery as one of the Kamloops area wineries available for tours from Sun Peaks.

These four wineries, with more expected to open in this emerging wine region in the future, each have something unique to offer and are well worth the visit.  Their wines are all earning awards and kudos from experts, locals and visitors to the Kamloops and Sun Peaks areas.

Join a pre-scheduled group winery tour or customize your own as part of a special celebration, group event, or corporate team building experience. 

Pick-ups and drop-offs are available from Kamloops or from your accommodation at Sun Peaks Resort

Click our Sun Peaks Winery Tour page for more details.  Craft beer tours are also available for those that prefer barley and hops, or combined tours can be arranged.

Cheers :)

        What's New - Sun Peaks 2015/2016 Expansion 

2015/16 changes at Sun Peaks2015/16 Changes at Sun Peaks Resort

Summer 2015 at Sun Peaks saw the introduction of a new downhill go kart track which proved instantly popular, more  great concerts and events, and a 20% increase in hotel room reservations.

And while we were hiking, biking, SUPing, sipping, and hot-tubbing, the hard-working crew at Sun Peaks were busy with the following projects for the 2015/16 ski season:

- In conjunction with moving forward with their master development plan as well as dealing with beetle-killed wood (forestry management), they continued trail development in the ‘Laundromat ‘ section on West Morrisey.  The problem remains that these new black and double-black trails result in a shuttle bus back to the village and we are still waiting for a new chairlift to be built to properly service this area.

Best Sun Peaks powder??  Visitors won’t know where to go to enjoy the best snow regardless of the conditions, but local experts do.  So now, in addition to the popular All Mountain Skills Camp that I put my son in (and he loved it!), there is a Private ‘Best of Sun Peaks’ tour where one of Sun Peak’s best instructors will take guests to the best ‘secret’ spots that day, and ensure they are safe yet challenged and entertained.

- Last we heard, a new, Olympic-size skating rink was being built near Parking lot 5, which was going to include under-ice refrigeration which would help ensure better ice conditions in the warmer and/or shoulder season days.

- Consistent with being a very family-friendly resort, Sun Peaks will be expanding their learning area for newbies (3-7 year olds).  While they are already known for their excellent ski instructors, no matter your ski-abilities, they are adding an improved area next to the Sunburst chairlift.  It is a nice, gentle slope and will include a carpet lift.

- Too old and too cool for the tot section?  How about the new ‘too cool for school’ (our label – not theirs!) program for 13-18 year old teens?  Learn how to handle the powder-filled Gil’s gladed areas, or learn how to be super cool in the Sun Peaks Terrain Park.

- Ski Sisters, with no brothers, offering programs designed just for women, will be doubling their sessions with programs 2x per day, 6 days/week.

- We’re #2!! And love it!  Some may ask why Sun Peaks doesn’t do ‘this’ like Whistler does?  But most say, I love Sun Peaks because it’s not Whistler!!   Whatever your preference, enjoy the 50% off lift pass reciprocal agreement for season ticket holders by planning your Best Sun Peaks ski vacation around the expanded shuttle bus program which will now take you between the two resorts 3 times/week.  Leave Sun Peaks after a morning ski and arrive in time for dinner and a beer, or leave Whistler after early in the morning and arrive at Sun Peaks in time for an afternoon ski and then, well, another beer.

More to come but it’s time to have a word with the 2015/2016 ski season snow gods……

        Perfect Condo For A Golf Getaway

Perfect condo for a Sun Peaks golf getawayDeer on 16th fairway - view from condo

Perfect condo for golf getaway at Sun Peaks (and for deer apparently too!)

This review was left in our guest book by our most recent guests - thank you very much to them for their comments and for staying at our BestSunPeaks condo in Stones Throw, overlooking the 16th fairway (highest elevation tee off in BC)..

Dear Nancy and Paul

Perfect condo for a golf getaway holiday!  The hot tub was a welcomed sight when we came back “Home” from 2 rounds of golf each day.

Your kitchen is very well stocked with spices and a variety of kitchen knives.  We too are ‘foodies’ and appreciate what you provide your guests.

Your restaurant reviews brought us to a great restaurant and the food was delicious!

We will highly recommend your condo to our family & friends.


Trevor & family, Burnaby, BC - July 2015

        Sun Peaks Go Karts are Instantly Popular!

Sun Peaks Go Karts - open June 26 (photo Sun Peaks Resort)Race to the Finish Line and have a blast doing it!

"Wild" and "Awesome" were some of the initial comments as adventurous Sun Peaks staff were the first to try the new Sun Peaks Mountain Cross Go Carts and now all ages (over 14) are testing their skills.

These gravity-fuelled go karts are the first of their kind in North America and opened on June 26, 2015, just in time for the summer kick-off celebrations.

The rules have eased - Must be a minimum of 14 years of age AND 150cm tall to participate, but no drivers license required!

Lift accessed mountain bike trails, the Sun Peaks bike park, and lift accessed hiking trails also open inearly summer, just as a heat wave is expected to hit BC.

It is always cooler up at Sun Peaks so head up the hill to chill, and try the new go karts for a thrill!

        Winery and Waterfall Tours from Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Winery and Waterfall ToursPickup at Sun Peaks for Winery and Waterfall Tours

While there are no wineries at Sun Peaks Resort itself due to the elevation, certified and experienced tour operators from Kamloops can now arrange to meet in Kamloops or even pick up and return guests right from your Sun Peaks accommodation during late spring to early fall for Sun Peaks Winery and Waterfall Tours.

Our preferred tour operators can customize a tour to visit selected wineries, local waterfalls (there are two in the area) popular Kamloops brew pubs, a cider mill, and/or trendy café’s and restaurants.

Half-day or full-day tour options are available from Kamloops or Sun Peaks, and visitors can experience popular or quickly-becoming popular wine producing areas.

Add on some golf, a massage, or other popular Sun Peaks Summer activities and have a wonderful Best Sun Peaks get-away.

Check out our luxurious Stone's Throw Condo or Trapper's Landing Townhouse or other Best Sun Peaks Vacation Rental By Owner options.

        Sun Peaks Once Again A Top 10 Canadian Ski Destination

Sun Peaks Sunrise - photo Adam SteinAward winning Sun Peaks - photo Sun Peaks/Adam Stein

Once again, Sun Peaks Resort is one of the Top 10 ski destinations in Canada as voted by Canadian Living.

Whistler Blackcomb, Fernie Alpine Resort, and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort also made it into the top 10.

And for those in the lower mainland or in Washington State who are looking for snow, we found lots at Sun Peaks!!

Save your ski season and save some money - head to beautiful Sun Peaks where the season has been extended until April 12th.

Head up the hill to chill at Sun Peaks Resort.

       Sun Peaks Spa Express - New for those wanting pampering in a hurry

Sun Peaks Spa Express - HydroMassage bed for fast reliefSun Peaks Spa Express for pampering in a hurry

New for winter 2014 is the Sun Peaks Spa Express – located very conveniently in the heart of Sun Peaks Village in the Sun Peaks Grand Residences building on the ground floor.

Sister shop to the popular Sun Peaks Spa just around the corner in the Kookaburra Lodge, this express spa is for those who want some pampering but don’t want to spend several hours in a spa, or to have a Sun Peaks mobile massage outfit like Hands on the Move come to their hotel room or vacation rental.

Quick, convenient and a treat for the body, this convenient Sun Peaks Express Spa location offers:

- Two hydro-massage beds
- Mini-manicure service (includes 10 minutes on a hydro massage bed)
- Mini-pedicure
- Express facial and
- Spa related retail products and gifts

Check them out in the village and pamper yourself - you're so worth it!!

        Gil's Area Improvements at Sun Peaks Resort

Gil's area improvements at Sun PeaksGil's area improvements at Sun Peaks

With the Gils improvements and the expansion of the ski area in the western area of Mt. Morrissey, Sun Peaks has suddenly become the second largest ski resort in Canada in terms of skiable terrain.

We hiked back through the popular backcountry area known as Gil’s during our summer hike to the summit of Mt. Tod, and could see that selective clearing was going on, and we are happy to announce the first changes to Gil’s will be ready for the 2014/15 ski season upgrades.

Now it’s not as if this is really ‘new’ skiable area, as many locals and adventure seekers have been slipping under the Sun Peaks ski boundary markers for years (most successfully, some not with search & rescue being called out several times a year to find lost skiers). 

This off-piste, gladed, powder filled Gil's ski area provides a wonderful ski experience for those skilled and trained, and a large section is now included within the patrolled ski area, which should help increase safety. It is considered by locals to b the best area for the freshest and deepest stashes of snow!

Things haven’t changed in the Gil’s too much, but the lower portion has been cleared to provide an additional 100 vertical metres which now connects to a new lower boundary trail. The new section isn’t as steep as the upper Gil’s, so boarders may need to work a bit to get to “The Other Way” (Blue run) which will take skiers back to the village.  Or you can also still exit the old way further up the hill to the main ski area.

By moving the patrolled ski area further out, Sun Peaks gets more varied in-bounds terrain, lost skiers will be minimized, and there is more fresh powder available for skiers that was previously also enjoyed by snowmobilers.

This new section is now called Inner Gil's Glades (closer to the resort) and the Main Face Glades (closer to the new ski boundary).

For those who want to try this exciting off-piste skiing out but don’t have the necessary skills or safety training, Sun Peaks is offering two new courses this year – 'Beyond the Groomers Camp' (for steep terrain, glades, moguls and powder) and 'All Mountain Skills Camps' – check ‘em out at Sun Peaks What’s New.

       Mt. Morrissey Expansion Update

Mt. Morrissey hike with view to Tod Mtn.Mt. Morrissey fall hike with view to Tod Mtn.

We just finished a fall hike on Mt. Morrissey and are pleased with the work accomplished this summer.

More work has been completed in this one short summer than since Mt. Morrissey opened in 2003 so well done everyone. We are thrilled to hear that our ski-in mountain just seconds away from our Best Sun Peaks condo and Trapper's Landing Townhouse, will be good to go with the new runs by the beginning of the 2014/2015 ski season. It's just too bad I'm not a Black/Double Black skier, yet.

The western face now features a new run known as 'Tumble Dry', which has been cut, cleared and smoothed from top to bottomand will be open for the beginning of the 2014/2015 ski season changes. It also now provides clear views of the Double blacks over on Mt. Tod (Burfield area) Freddy's Nightmare and Challenger.

You can either ski the full vertical and take the shuttle bus back to the village from Fairways/Mountain View Drive, or the connector further up and take Static Cling (Double Black) back to the Morrissey Express chairlift.

Another run, initially dubbed 'F', is now called 'Lint Trap' is being developed as well, but only the top part is ready for this season.

Two other runs, dubbed 'C' and 'D' will be partially ready for the 2014/15 season down to the Static Cling connector.

We can't wait to hear about the exciting new runs. But hopefully one day the new runs will be better serviced as the resort continues to grow.

Book your Sun Peaks winter ski holiday now and cross your fingers for the champagne Okanagan Pow to start falling.