Best Sun Peaks Winter Activities - Skiers & Non-Skiers

Best winter activities at Sun Peaks ResortSun Peaks Winter activities started November 18, 2023

Although we love all seasons here, Sun Peaks winter activities are what Sun Peaks Resort is famous for!  

And with the earlier Sun Peaks improvements to west Mt. Morrissey and the Gil’s on Tod Mountain, Sun Peaks has now become the second biggest ski resort in Canada in terms of skiable terrain, and there are many winter activities at Sun Peaks for skiers and non-skiers.

2018 Expansion Plans also brought a new chairlift (The Orient) and a couple of new runs to join the new lift with existing runs, more chairs (even shorter lineups) on the Sundance Express, more development, newly renovated rooms at the Sun Peaks Grand, and ongoing improvements.

And the 2019/20 Sun Peaks improvements include a new Crystal Chair (replacing the 40 year old Crystal chair) that will increase capacity and terminate at the Top of the World.

2023 changes bring a new run on Sundance, kid's area, and shuttle us - more details here.

2023/2024 winter changes will include the addition of a new chairlift to replace the retired West Bowl T-Bar lift (ready for the 2024/25 ski season).

Even though there are now over 4,270 acres of skiable terrain, 2000+ hours of sunshine, 337” of average annual snowfall (featuring Okanagan champagne powder), 138 trails (and growing) 3 unique mountains to ski and snowboard and minimal line-ups even during peak season, you don’t have to be an alpine skier to love it here!

Sun Peaks also offers fantastic Nordic skiing opportunities, with over 37 kilometers (23 miles) of wonderfully groomed and track set runs, and a Nordic Centre hut where you can warm up, gear up, arrange rentals, or just get yourself ready to enjoy the Sun Peaks winter activities experience

Check out our winter driving to Sun Peaks tips for your safety and always be prepared for extreme winter driving conditions.

Sun Peaks has won awards for how family friendly it is, and there are Sun Peaks winter activities to suit all age levels and athletic abilities.  There are plenty of low-cost or free Sun Peaks activities as well.

And the best part is – they are all so close together that you can typically park your car once you arrive and not need it again until you leave.

With so many ski-in/ski-out hotels, condos, chalets and owner vacation rental properties, including our Best Sun Peaks vacation condo in the popular Stone’s Throw development and our family-friendly Trapper's Landing Townhouse, there are also many great Sun Peaks accommodation options as well.

If you need quality equipment rentals, check out our Sun Peaks Equipment Rentals page.  You can save 10% on your rental ski or board equipment when you mention BestSunPeaks at the time of booking.

And you can save up to 40% on your Sun Peaks lift passes and equipment rental packages by booking online through Sun Peaks before you arrive.

Just a few of the many Best Sun Peaks winter activities include:

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Ski Lodge Sign 17 x 44
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Personalized Ski Sign (Female)
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More Popular Sign - 14 x 36
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Snow Board Sign
Snow Board Sign
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Ski Ski Ski Personalized Sign - 18 x 30
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       Sun Peaks Guided Winter Activities and Tours 

Sun Peaks winter sleigh ridesSun Peaks winter sleigh rides

Sun Peaks Snowmobile tours - photo courtesy Sun Peaks ResortSnowmobile Tours

  • Dog sled tours – now you’re barking up the right tree and our guests love this Sun Peaks winter activity!

  • Cat Trax Groomer Rides – groovy and cool!

  • Winery tours or craft beer tours, with pickup/return from Sun Peaks (depends on availability) - fantastic refreshments!

        Sun Peaks Winter Sports Activities (subject to COVID changes)

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Snowshoeing at Sun PeaksSnowshoeing at Sun Peaks

        Sun Peaks Lessons - Enhance your skills with these other Best Sun Peaks Winter Activities and Lessons (subject to COVID-19 changes)

Sun Peaks Backcountry Tours & Avalanche Safety Training Courses
  • General ski or snowboard lessons for all abilities – group or private - highly recommended of the Sun Peaks winter activities - lots of great options from Sun Peaks Resort.

  • Gil's Glades Tours- learn where the best stashes of powder are and how to safely ski the gladed Gil's off-piste terrain.

  • Backcountry, All-Mountain and Avalanche Safety Training 1 courses - "You don't know what you don't know"

  • All Mountain Skills Camp which focuses on off-piste safety and awareness of mountain hazards, including terrain assessment, hazard analysis, overnight survival, as well as companion rescue with transceiver, probe, and shovel techniques.  Our kids both thought this course was AWESOME!

  • Beyond the Groomers Camp allows you to explore over 500 acres of expanded terrain (with steeps, glades, moguls, and exceptional powder skiing) in this guided ski improvement camp with their top professional instructor. 

  • Heli-cat Warm Up Camp which allows skiers to properly warm-up and fine tune their powder skiing technique in the legendary Gil's terrain while developing the necessary backcountry skills prior to enjoying a spectacular nearby Helicopter or Cat skiing vacation. Learn or be reminded about avalanche awareness, companion rescue, tree wells and backcountry hazard recognition with this wonderful new course and Sun Peaks winter activity.

  • Fresh Tracks Private Lessons – learn in the freshest of POW

Click to watch this Best Sun Peaks Winter Acvitivites video - Caution - may cause uncontrollable drooling!

       Other Sun Peaks Winter Activities 

        Day Trip From Sun Peaks to Wells Gray & Helmcken Falls

Fire & Ice - volcanoes and immense sheets of ice created Wells Gray Provincial Park and it is now a beautiful wilderness area with over 40 named waterfalls to view, including the world famouns Helmcken Falls pictured here.

The drive to Clearwater from Sun Peaks along the river is very scenic, and the park itself offers many lakes, hikes and other wilderness activities, and the highway is kept clear all winter long.

Many of the falls are located very near to the road which is also kept clear, and the freezing spray makes the waterfalls even more magnificent with incredible ice cones visible on some of the falls.  

Enjoy the waterfalls and then head back to your comfortable accommodation in the beautiful resort of Sun Peaks and enjoy the other winter activities that are available for guests, or just hop in your private hot tub and relax after a cool winter visit to Wells Gray Provincial Park.

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