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.
Just a few of the many Best Sun Peaks winter activities include:
Click to watch this Best Sun Peaks Winter Acvitivites video - Caution - may cause uncontrollable drooling!
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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