Best Sun Peaks News, Discounts & 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.

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Also check out Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals Direct From Owners for best prices on Sun Peaks accommodation direct from owners or Top of the Mountain for 89+ managed properties with our special 10% affiliate discount.

Get your Discounted Sun Peaks lift passes to save up to 40% (or more at hundreds of other ski resorts)

        CHRISTMAS OPPORTUNITY in a Winter Wonderland!

Enjoy Christmas Wonderland in a Best Sun Peaks Vacation Rental (Photo Kelly Funk/Sun Peaks Resort)

Our wonderful guests from Australia and New Zealand have sadly had to cancel their reservations for their dream Christmas vacation in Sun Peaks due to the current covid travel restrictions.

Their loss can be your gain, since most vacation rentals book up to a year or even more in advance for Christmas and New Years. 

So if you're looking for a fantastic family Christmas in a spectacular Winter Wonderland resort like Sun Peaks, check out our 3 bedroom Stone's Throw condo or 4+ bedroom townhouse in Trapper's Landing.

They just became available and won't last long.  7 night minimum rentals during Christmas.

We have many other 'owner-direct' vacation rentals and professionally managed rental properties available for the coming ski season too.

        2020/21 Sun Peaks Ski Season Update - Limited Passes Available

2020/21 Ski Season Update - photo Sun Peaks Resort

For the upcoming ski season, Sun Peaks will be implementing measures to help manage overall visitor numbers, which includes a limit on Alpine Season Pass sales as well as day passes to ensure guaranteed unlimited mountain access for pass holders.

With the quantity of season passes limited this year, they expect to sell out early so we suggest you buy now to avoid disappointment and take advantage of their Best Buy pricing. NOTE - SOLD OUT EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 17, 2020.


Due to COVID-19,  Peaks Card multi-day passes will not be available this season. As with summer operations, they will focus on season passes and day tickets to allow for the safe management of visitation levels.


The upcoming season will be all about planning ahead. Day ticket sales for this winter will be limited and will be sold online, in advance. Full details of their day ticket program will be announced when sales launch in October.


At this time, Sun Peaks Resort does not plan to implement a reservation system for the 2020-21 winter season. Through measures such as limited season pass quantities and daily lift ticket capacity limits, they anticipate their ability to manage visitation levels within a comfortable range for all guests and staff. Various protocols will be in place to provide enhanced safety for everyone and full details on these practices will be provided in advance of opening day.

This approach has proven very successful during summer operations and we all look forward to a similar positive experience for the winter season. Stay tuned as the situation continues to evolve rapidly with more updates to follow.


With plans to run all three mountains this season, the wide-open spaces of Canada’s Second Largest Ski Area are calling your name!

As expected, Sun Peaks will be implementing a RFID system this winter to provide efficient access at all mountain lifts. RFID will provide faster and easier access to the mountain for all guests while at the same time reducing frequent interactions with staff to help promote safety and physical distancing. Full details on the implementation of RFID and what it means for resort guests will be released this fall.

The new Crystal chairlift project is progressing very well and remains on track for a planned opening at the beginning of the season. This exciting addition will increase uphill capacity and provide better access to the alpine skiing options at the top of Tod Mountain.

The West Bowl T-Bar will unfortunately not be running this winter season due to operational and maintenance related items. We are working on creative solutions for this area of the resort to provide skier access to the West Bowl terrain. Stay tuned for more details!


There is no doubt that things will look a little different this winter. While their on-mountain skiing and snowboarding experience is anticipated to have limited impacts, the base area facilities and associated activities will see some changes due to COVID-19 regulations.

We are familiar with many of these changes from their summer operations (they went well!) and we all look forward to continuing this positive momentum for winter. Guests are advised to be prepared for enhanced protocols and altered operations. While planning these protocols, the resort team is also evaluating operational enhancements with temporary facilities in areas such as food and beverage and washrooms. They are exploring all options to ensure the guest experience will be as strong as possible.

Click to see the Official 2020/21Ski Season Update.

        SPECIAL - 10% off nightly rates - Trapper's Landing & Stone's Throw

Spacious, Trapper's Landing Townhome or Stone's Throw condo - Save 10% off our nightly rates + no booking fees when you book direct.

Enjoy the heat, sun and barbeque above deck or avoid the sun and enjoy the hot tub below the deck after enjoying a wonderful day of golfing, alpine hiking, biking (eBiking is awesome here!) and exploring beautiful Sun Peaks wilderness areas and other fall activities.

We will take 10% off our posted rates for any remaining summer or fall bookings - contact us now for a quote and enjoy a relaxing, safe, fall get-away.

        Best Buy Season Ticket Prices end Sept. 30th, and RFID lift passes?

Are RFID lift passes coming to Sun Peaks this year?

Are RFID (radio-frequency id) lift passes coming to Sun Peaks this year?  We were told they are when we got our summer passes.  It will be great if they are, especially during these covid times since there will be less interaction with our wonderful lifties, as well as shorter lift-line wait times since people aren't looking for their passes or waiting for their scan, and ‘last-scan location’ reports would be available for missing skiers or boarders. 

Remember the Sun Peaks Best Buy Lift Pass Prices are only available through the resort until the end of September.

        SPECIAL OFFER -  Save 10% on eBike Rentals - so much fun!

Make this a fantastic summer to remember and bring the family to Sun Peaks.  Use our link to save 10% on Sun Peaks summer eBike rentals from McSporties and make this the Best Sun Peaks Summer ever by exploring the beautiful, free, x-country lake mountain bike trails or the lift-accessed alpine meadow mountain bike trails by eBike (Electric Pedal Assist).

The views are spectacular and Sun Peaks makes for a great, relaxing family summer holiday destination with so many activities to enjoy, including golf, hiking, biking, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, tennis, horseback riding, and so much more.  We had so much fun eBiking together as a family and it was great to get our kid off his device - he thought it was awesome and can't wait to go again with us!

Affordable Sun Peaks summer accommodation options now available too.

        Fewer Faces, With Beautiful Wide-Open Spaces

Enjoy SPECTACULAR alpine hiking and biking this summer - photo credit Mary Putnam

With 3 mountains, miles and miles of scenic alpine hiking and mountain biking trails, numerous lakes and COVID-19 safety protocols in effect, Sun Peaks is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing, or very energetic, summer holiday.

Lifts started turning on June 29th in time for the Canada Day long weekend and will run through the summer.  The Sun Peaks golf course is open, the alpine lakes near Sun Peaks are ready for water-sports, and we have Best Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals that are clean, affordable and ready for you and your family or group bubble.

Book your Sun Peaks accommodation direct through us to save 10-20% - relaxed COVID cancellation policies are in effect.

Winter ski season reservations are also being accepted with relaxed cancellation policies in effect.

        Best Buy Sun Peaks Season Passes Now Available

Best Buy pricing details for season passes are now available on the Sun Peaks Resort website. There are many great perks to buying a season pass this year including a discount for returning pass holders due to the 2019/20 covid shutdown, free nordic skiing pass and summer hiking pass, big discounts as part of the new Mountain Collective program as well as reciprocal resort program. Sun Peaks Season Passes go on sale early July with prices good up until September 30th, and summer opening details are coming soon! This year's offer includes:

Credit for Returning 2019-20 Pass Holders - returning Alpine Season Pass holders can get a credit of up to $100 towards your winter 2020-21 pass when purchased by September 30, 2020. Exact credit amounts vary based on the type of pass you are buying.

Extended Best Buy Deadline - this year’s Best Buy cut-off deadline is extended through September 30, 2020, to make sure you have plenty of time to purchase at the most affordable rate. The Fall Buy deadline will then run until October 31, 2020.

Peace of Mind Program -to ensure you feel confident about your choice to purchase a pass they introduced a new Peace of Mind program.  This includes a free ‘No Questions Asked’ refund policy on all 2020-21 Alpine Season Passes until September 15, 2020. At any time on or before that date you can request a full refund of your pass without penalty and without question, to help you if your circumstances change.They will also be revisiting the terms of our regular Season Pass Refund and Termination Option, which can be selected at time of purchase, to provide even more protection against personal circumstances outside of your control. If purchased, this policy would take effect after September 15. Details of this program will be released when sales open in July.And they also formalized a policy that sets out what will happen if the resort is forced to close again due to circumstances relating to the global pandemic. Details will be available no later than the September 15 ‘No Questions Asked’ refund policy deadline.

Free Payment Plan - to make sure you have plenty of time to make use of their popular free payment plan option, despite the change in dates of the season pass sale this year. They will be adjusting the payment plan dates to make sure there is still the option to break up your pass payment into multiple payments. The exact details will be released when passes are made available for sale.

New and Returning PerksIn case you missed it, Sun Peaks Resort is now a proud member of the Mountain Collective. This means that there’s a brand-new perk for Sun Peaks Alpine Season Pass holders this winter: you get 50% off tickets at all 23 Mountain Collective destinations! This includes fantastic Western Canadian destinations like Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Panorama, and Banff Sunshine, as well as many other premiere ski destinations in North America and around the world.  In addition, plenty of your favourite pass perks are back. You’ll once again score two (2) free day tickets at SilverStar, 50% off day tickets at Whistler Blackcomb, five (5) Sun Peaks buddy passes, a complimentary Nordic pass,  complimentary summer hiking pass and more. A complete, updated perks list for Alpine Season Pass holders will be available when pass sales begin.

See our Sun Peaks Lift Pass page for Best Buy Season Ticket Pricing and more details.

        Sun Peaks Joins The 2020/21 Mountain Collective Pass

Sun Peaks Resort and Collective Pass Options

For those that love to travel (when safe!) to ski, Sun Peaks Resort announced that they have joined the Mountain Collective program.

Joining the group means those who buy a Mountain Collective pass for the 2020-21 season can ski or ride for two days at any of the 23 partner resorts, receive a 50 per cent discount on additional days and one bonus day.

Other resorts in the collective include Panorama and Revelstoke in B.C., Banff, Sunshine and Lake Louse in Alberta, Sugarloaf in Maine and Chamonix in France. and many others See below).

According to Sun Peaks, Season Pass holders get 50% off collective resorts day passes as part of their reciprocal pass holder program without the need to buy the Mountain Collective pass - so there are benefits for regular seasons pass holders even if they don't buy a MC pass.

Anyone else getting excited about the 2020/21 ski season yet?

List of Mountain Collective Resorts: Alta Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky Resort, Chamonix — France New 2020/21, Coronet Peak + The Remarkables — NZ, Grand Targhee Resort New 2020/21, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Lake Louise, Mammoth Mountain, Mt Buller — Australia, Niseko United — Japan, Panorama Mountain Resort New 2020/21, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sugarbush Resort, Sugarloaf New 2020/21, Sun Peaks Resort New 2020/21, Taos Ski Valley, Thredbo Alpine Village — Australia, and Valle Nevado – Chile

        Golf Local But A World Away - Enjoy A Sun Peaks Golf Holiday This Summer

Golf local but a world away in Sun Peaks - home to the highest elevation tee in BC, where the only driver you’ll need is in your golf bag.

Enjoy beautiful, convenient resort-style golfing, alpine wildflower hiking, mountain biking and other summer water sports, all just steps away from the doorstep of your affordable Sun Peaks Vacation rental.

The golf course is expected to be opening soon - book your Best Sun Peaks accommodation now and enjoy this wonderful, family-friendly vacation destination.  We will take 10% off week-long golf vacation accommodations for our Stone's Throw condo or Trapper's Landing townhome.

Many great golf courses, such as Tobiano, are just a short drive away and you can be back to enjoy our private hot tub at the end of the day.

        Sun Peaks Is Local But A World Away - Come Explore This Summer

Sun Peaks is Local, but a world away. Relaxed, serene, beautiful, with activities to ensure everyone has a safe and fun holiday.  This summer, explore the spectacular lift-accessed alpine trails, miles and miles of x-country bike trails to nearby lakes, or the renowned Sun Peaks Bike Park. Easy to socially distance and fun for the whole family. We can save you 10% on Sun Peaks ebike rentals too! 

Other fun Sun Peaks summer activities opening soon include: alpine hiking, Standup Paddleboarding, Sun Peaks Resort Golf Course, tennis courts, horseback trail rides and more.

Avoid the crowds with these wonderful, well-stocked, private Sun Peaks vacation rentals, each with great views and private hot tubs.

Stay and support local this summer.

        Sun Peaks Wildlife Will Be Here And Waiting For You To Explore

Sun Peaks Wildlife will be waiting for you

When it's once again safe to come outside and play (early July tentatively), we all hope you'll come explore and stay.

Sun Peaks beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife make for some wonderful exploration and photo opportunities, so this summer, when the time is right and the resort is open, please come back and visit - and bring your camera!

Sun Peaks makes for a great family summer staycation with activities for everyone, including alpine hiking, mountain biking, golf, standup paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife photography, winery tours and craft brewery tours and so much more.  It is local, easy to get to, affordable, and has many more wonderful summer activities that the whole family can enjoy (events are subject to covid conditions). 

And since it is so spacious and quiet in the summer, it will be very easy to keep your distance and remain safe.

Check our covid cancellation policy and book your summer Sun Peaks accommodation today.

Stay safe - Be well!

        Sun Peaks Early Bird Season Ticket Prices

The Sun Peaks Season Pass Early Bird Pricing hasn't been released yet. However, as with other ski resorts, they are working on plans for their season pass holder program while trying to take this past season into consideration whenever possible.

Under normal circumstances, they launch Season Pass sales in early May with their Best Buy campaign. This year they are delaying the start of this campaign, to allow them the opportunity to properly look at their options for guests, while also allowing more time than a normal season for guests to make your purchase at the best price. The regular June 30 price cut off will not be in place this year.

More details to come soon, but in general, if you are skiing for around 10 days or more and buy at the early bird pricing, your best bet it to consider a season pass.

        New Crystal Chair Parts Start To Arrive - Construction Starting Soon

New Sun Peaks Crystal Chair Is Here!

While the sun set early on our season this year, it is also setting on the ol' Crystal Chair which first started turning during the 1979/80 ski season.  Parts for the new chair have arrived and by next season, when hopefully things are back to normal, the new Crystal chair will be up and running.

The always popular (but-back-of-the-leg bashing) triple Crystal Chairlift is being replaced with another Doppelmayr fixed grip quad chair, which will further increase the capacity of skiers making their way to the top. 

The new Crystal chair base will also be virtually in the same place, but will be realigned to terminate near the existing Burfield chair at the Top of the World.  The extra 19 meters (62 feet) will give Crystal Chair skiers easier access to popular areas like the West Bowl and The Gil’s outback area, and new grading work will give all skiers easier access from Top of the World to the ski runs previously reached at the terminus of the Crystal chair.

Engineering work, electrical, tower base work began last summer, and the lift will go in this summer as  COVID-19 restrictions permit.  The cost of this 2020 Sun Peaks Improvement is around $5 million and was part of the 2019 expansion plan.

Thanks to Chris Wilson for the parts pics (since we are staying away from the resort for the time being).

And thanks to Sun Peaks Resort and their workers who continue (carefully) to make gradual improvements to our beloved resort. It's still possible to book your 2020/21 ski season accommodation with more flexible COVID-related cancellation policies if you book direct.

Stay safe everyone!

        Special COVID-19 Cancellation Policy In Effect For Summer/Fall 2020

For now, #STAYHOME and #STAYSAFE. 

Dream & plan to explore Sun Peaks later - it is good for the soul!! Once it is safe for everybody & travel to Sun Peaks is again permitted, we all look forward to hosting you in our Best Sun Peaks Vacation Homes.

In order to make your dreaming & planning easier, we have established a more flexible and relaxed COVID-19 related cancellation policy in order to add more certainty for you as you plan your 2020 summer vacation.

Enhanced cleaning and sanitization policies are also in effect, and a minimum of 24 hours will be allowed in between reservations for your safety.

We all look forward to safer and happier days, wish you and your family the very best, and look forward to exploring Sun Peaks with you all soon.  Until then, stay safe, stay sane and stay at home.  Thank you!

And once here, please #supportlocal - many of our businesses stocked up for the fantastic ski season which suddenly came to an end.  They are hurting and we encourage you to help them in any way you can.

        Custom Wood Signs - Created by the Forge at Sun Peaks Stables

We are pleased to add the custom-created signs and branding irons created in Sun Peaks by Robert Taylor and The Forge at Sun Peaks Stables.

His signs are a combination of wood and hand-forged metal that he creates himself when he is not busy operating his horse and sleigh rides throughout the resort.

Many of his new, custom wood signs can be seen around the resort, and while he does have a selection of hand-crafted Sun Peaks signs and wood metal branding irons already built and available for purchase, he can also custom make signs and branding irons and ship to you wherever you live.

From custom wood branded signs, hand carved wood signs and retro-ski-cabin signs to custom laser carved metal signs - we have many different options available.

        Welcome All - Ohana Sun Peaks Deli Now Open in Peaks West 

Ohana Sun Peaks – Welcome Everyone, to the new deli and gourmet food store in Sun Peaks. Delicious cheese, meat & deli items, fresh salads, sandwiches and food-to-go selections, seasoned meats ready for cooking, and fully prepared meals ready to be heated and enjoyed are now available from a long-time Sun Peaks local. We’ve known the owner, Bobbe Lyall for years, and are thrilled to recommend her new shop.

Best sausage rolls in Sun Peaks? Amazing mafioso olives? Give 'em a try!

Stop by, support local, and be part of the family!

You can also click for more Sun Peaks Restaurant Options .

        Sun Peaks Evening Snowshoe & Fondue Tour - New in 2020

A delicious & delightful new Sun Peaks Winter Activity is starting Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 - Snowshoe & Fondue Tours!

This new Sun Peaks Snowshoe Adventure combines a fun evening of snowshoeing followed by a delicious cheese and chocolate fondue at the new Sun Peaks restaurant - Fondue Stube.

Enjoy an exciting, guided evening snowshoe tour under the stars, traveling through the forest on beautiful snow covered trails out to their cozy winter camp, where you can enjoy a hot drink relaxing around a roaring campfire. The return journey offers wonderful views overlooking the village, and finishes off at Sun Peak's newest restaurant, Fondue Stube, for a delicious traditional cheese and chocolate fondue.  Tuesdays, January - March.

Fondue lovers MUST try the Sun Peaks Evening Fondue & Evening Ski Descent too - unique experience & fantastic fun!

        Discount Sun Peaks Lift Passes Now Available 

Discount Sun Peaks ski lift passes and ski/snowboard discount rental gear packages are available online now through the Sun Peaks official online retailer, Liftopia.

Discount ski lift passes are also available at hundreds of other ski resorts in British Columbia, western Canada, and throughout North America.

Use the secure Liftopia online booking platform to book your lift passes and equipment rentals in advance - the earlier you book, the more you save, with discounts of around 40% currently available.

Click the Liftopia link on the left side of any BestSunPeaks webpage, or learn more by viewing our Sun Peaks Discount Lift Pass page.

Book Your Best Sun Peaks Vacation Rental through us to get discounted prices on over 80 different properties, from hotel-room style rooms, to full, luxurious ski-chalets.

          2019 Sun Peaks Improvements - Crystal Chair Upgrades Begin

Continuing on with the 2018 Sun Peaks expansion plans announced earlier which included the addition of the new Orient chair, the summer of 2019 will include initial construction steps toward the Crystal Chairlift replacement in 2020.  The 2019/20 winter ski season opened on Saturday, November 23.

The always-popular-but-back-of-the-leg bashing triple Crystal Chairlift will be replaced with another Doppelmayr fixed grip quad chair, which will further increase the capacity of skiers making their way to the top. 

The new Crystal chair base will also be virtually in the same place, but will be realigned to terminate near the existing Burfield chair at the Top of the World.  The extra 19 meters (62 feet) will give Crystal Chair skiers easier access to popular areas like the West Bowl and The Gil’s, and new grading work will give all skiers easier access from Top of the World to the ski runs previously reached at the terminus of the Crystal chair.

Engineering work, electrical, tower base work etc. will happen during the summer of 2019, and the lift will go in during the summer of 2020.  The cost of this Sun Peaks improvement is around $5 million.

From Magic Cattleguards to powerful Pistenbullies, click to view the other 2019 Sun Peaks improvements.

        Discounted Whistler / Blackcomb Vacation Packages

Best Sun Peaks guests who are looking for an EPIC ski trip with a visit to Sun Peaks as well as Whistler can save on Whistler ski packages by using our link to book in advance.

With a spectacular world-class resort, great annual snowfall, super-cool village, friendly holiday atmosphere for the whole family, and a whole landscape of winter activities to explore, it is no wonder guests like to experience both Sun Peaks and Whistler!

Book Whistler stay & ski packages in advance and secure the rooms you want at the best rates, especially during holiday periods.

Whistler Stay & Ski Packages offer the best value - lift tickets and lodging are discounted when booked as a package - book with confidence with the Whistler Best Price Guarantee

Our Best Sun Peaks accommodation is booking up fast so book that direct with the owners now for Best Sun Peaks savings, and Sun Peaks Lift Passes are currently at Best Buy Pricing if you pre-order through Liftopia in advance!

        New for 2020 - Sun Peaks Cat Skiing Trips with K3 Cat Skiing

Sun Peaks Cat Skiing Day Trips for powder lovers!

New for the 2019/20 Sun Peaks ski season is Cat Skiing day trips.  Starting with limited dates in 2020, powder lovers can enjoy exciting guided cat skiing day tours leaving from and returning to beautiful Sun Peaks Resort.

Previously, off-piste lovers have been able to enjoy cat skiing warm-up lessons and heli-skiing warm up adventures in The Gil's area,  which is the home of Sun Peaks Best Powder stashes, either by themselves or as part of guided tours / lessons with popular local expert ski guide Bodie Shandro. 

These awesome new escorted Sun Peaks Cat Skiing day trips, with luxurious charter buses that leave Sun Peaks Resort at 5:30 am and head to the fantastic Anstey range of the Monashee Mountains with K3 Cat Skiing, where 50 feet or more of annual powder awaits.

Limited seats and dates so book early to ensure this is your most exciting, Best Sun Peaks vacation ever!!

        Houfy Vacation Rentals Direct From Owners - Save 10% or more

We are pleased to be the first owners to list their Sun Peaks properties on HouFY  (House For You), a new community-based vacation rental listing site that provides an easy to use, unique and enhanced way to list or find vacation rental properties around the world.  It is similar to VRBO/Homeaway and Airbnb, except better since there are no booking fees or communication restrictions, which will save you 10% or more. 

There are already thousands of vacation rentals world-wide listed on Houfy direct by owners, as well as thousands of travelers that are starting to realize how great Houfy is.

Houfy is easy to use and you can save money on thousands of properties around the world and book your vacation rental direct with the verified owners using this growing rental community platform.

Visit our Stone's Throw condo listing on Houfy

Visit our Trapper's Landing townhouse on Houfy

Visit our Village Walk #17 Townhouse on Houfy

Visit our Trail's Edge Sun Peaks vacation rental on Houfy

        National Geographic - Sun Peaks Is A Best Winter Trip of 2019

Fans of Sun Peaks were thrilled when world famous National Geographic recently recommended Sun Peaks Resort as a "Best Winter Trip" in their 2019 publication.

In their words, "Snowshoeing, dogsledding, storm-watching, and the illuminated Capilano Suspension Bridge all make British Columbia a favorite winter destination. But if you’re planning on skiing, ski-biking, or snow-limo-riding—avoid the long lift lines at Whistler and head for Sun Peaks, Canada’s second largest ski area, where three powdery peaks and 4,270 acres of skiable terrain lead down to one central village."

We couldn't agree more National Geographic - no matter the season, plan a visit to beautiful Sun Peaks Resort, Canada's Alpine Village.

And if you need Sun Peaks Best accommodation, we would be pleased to help.

Book your discounted Sun Peaks lift passes in advance to save up to 40%.

        New Orient Chairlift Opened December 24, 2018

Orient chairlift opened Dec 24, 2018Looking down the Orient Chairlift, with Morrisey Express in the background

The highly anticipated Orient chairlift opened on schedule in time for Christmas at Sun Peaks Resort.

The $4 million project located in the east village area of the resort is a four passenger, fixed grip chairlift built by Doppelmayr that will provide significantly improved skier access to the main village core as well as existing ski terrain on Sundance Mountain.

The new chairlift now provides guests staying in Trapper's Landing, Stone's Throw, and Trail's Edge with even better ski-in/ski-out options in Sun Peaks, with minimal line-ups to worry about. 

With the choice of the Orient Chair or the Morrisey Express, our Best Sun Peaks accommodations are perfect locations for your ski vacation.

        It's Not Too Early To Start Planning For Next Christmas!

Sorry but not sorry - even before this Christmas arrives, our BestSunPeaks Stone's Throw condo has just been booked for Christmas/New Years 2019/20 by another wonderful family from Australia. So if you want to be able to lock in the Best Sun Peaks Vacation Rental for your next Christmas and holiday season, it's certainly not too early to start thinking about next year already!

Our friends still have January 1-4, 2019 open for a three night New Year get-away in their Trail's Edge Townhouse.  This is a great deal since most holiday period rentals are typically for 5 nights or more.

Other great dates remain but are booking up fast, with excellent snow conditions and the new Orient chairlift set to start running before this Christmas.

Book direct with our trusted owners and save 10 - 15% on your Best Sun Peaks accommodation, and save up to 40% on your Sun Peaks lift passes by purchasing online and in advance.

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!!

        Crystal Forest Sun Peaks 3 Bedroom Townhouse Direct By Owner

Crystal Forest Sun Peaks vacation rental by ownerWonderful 3 bedroom Crystal Forest townhome

We are pleased to add The Fox And The Hound 3 bedroom Crystal Forest Sun Peaks Townhouse to our growing list of Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals available direct from owners - avoid the booking fees and book direct.

This unit in Crystal Forest is family-friendly, pet-friendly, clean, cozy and very comfortable.  The owners, Courtenay and Fox, work hard to ensure their Sun Peaks home is kept very clean and well stocked and do their best to ensure you have a Best Sun Peaks Vacation!

We are pleased to now be able to offer you top-notch owner direct accommodation in Stone's Throw, Trapper's Landing, Trail's Edge, Timberline Village, Village Walk, and Crystal Forest at Best Sun Peaks pricing, as well as access to discounts at more than 70 other Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals.

        Ski and Snowboard Gifts, Glassware, T-Shirts, Posters and more

Just in time for the 2018/19 ski season and holiday gift-buying season is a huge selection of ski & snowboard gift related items, including:

- ski and snowboard hoodies, sweatshirts and jackets

- ski and snowboard t-shirts

- ski and snowboard wall decals

- ski and snowboard car window decals/stickers

- ski and snowboard jewelry

- ski and snowboard phone cases

- canvas wall signs and pictures

- ski and snowboard related glassware, coffee mugs, water bottles and more

- ski and snowboard related posters

- ski and snowboard cushion/pillow covers

and so much more!

Also available are custom metal signs & decor items, custom wood signs & decor items, custom vintage ski signs, custom ski and cabin decor items.

        Best Sun Peaks Reasons For A Sun Peaks Golf Holiday

The Sun Peaks Resort Golf Course is Now Open, and here are our Best Sun Peaks reasons to come experience the Sun Peaks Golf Course this summer:

ACCOMMODATION SPECIALS: Our Trapper's Landing townhouse and Stone's Throw condo back onto the 16th fairway, the highest elevation tee in BC. Beautiful scenery, quiet location, and private hot tubs. Mention this post and we will give you 10% off our posted rates.

YOUR BALLS FLY FURTHER: Higher air means thinner air, so up here at BC’s highest elevation golf course your ball will fly further with no extra effort on your part. Sure, the distance gains may only be temporary, but it’s still a blast to let the big clubs rip at 1,200m above sea level.

COOL, COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURES: Sun Peaks is often up to ten degrees cooler than nearby Kamloops, where mid-summer temperatures regularly hit a scorching 35°C. Cool breezes, fresh mountain air, and an all-natural high.

HOLES FOR ALL LEVELS: The shorter, narrower front nine for the precision golfers (in reality or in their dreams), and the longer, wider fairways that curl around the East Village on the back nine. Something for everyone and a great 19th hole with amazing patio views for all.

BC’S HIGHEST ELEVATION TEE: Hole 16, surrounded by Stone's Throw and Trapper's Landing, is our favorite hole. The elevated tee deck is perched at 1,333m (or 4,353 ft for our American friends), earning it the honour of BC’s highest hole, and provides commanding views of Mt Morrisey, the village, and right down the valley.

FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR AND VIEWS: The unique ski resort location means the Golf Course is surrounded by a stunning backdrop of thick, lush forests, meandering creeks, and plenty of wildlife, nestled right at the base of our three peaks: Tod, Morrisey, and Sundance. You gotta love those mountain views!

FAMILY GOLF PRICING SPECIALS: Great new offers to get the 'hole' family swinging together!

SUN PEAKS RESORT-STYLE SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR ALL:Sun Peaks offers activities for all ages and athletic abilities. Cross-country trails or lift-accessed biking and hiking trails, kayak, canoe or stand-up paddling nearby, winery tours, Sun Peaks Craft Brewery tours, spa treatments, segway tours, trout fishing and free outdoor concerts are just some of the ways you can spend a day in Sun Peaks.

        Village Walk Vacation Rental Now Available - Beautiful & Luxurious

We are pleased to be adding this beautiful, brand new, 4 bedroom (3 bedroom + flex room), 3.5 bathroom, luxuriously upgraded Village Walk townhouse with hot tub, in the convenient and centrally located Village Walk complex to our list of available Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals By Owner.

Sleeps up to 10.

Book this beautiful Village Walk Vacation Rental direct with the owners, Lisa and Bill, and save.

  - Master bedroom with spacious ensuite and king size bed
  - 2nd bedroom with king size bed
  - 3rd bedroom with queen size bed
  - Flex room with queen size pull out couch, single size bunk bed, and a widescreen tv
  - Private garage
  - Large view windows facing green space and McGillivray Creek and mountain views of Tod Mountain as well as Mt. Morrisey
 - Barbeque and private hot tub.

Click for more information about booking this new and other Best Sun Peaks accommodation.

        New Orient Ridge Chairlift Announced For Sun Peaks Resort - Open By Christmas, 2018

Exciting news for those waiting to see more Sun Peaks expansion and improved access from the Eastern areas of the resort, with the announcement on March 28, 2018 that the new Orient Express chairlift will be ready for use in December 2018.

This new fixed grip, quad lift will take skiers from an area near the existing Umbrella Café, up over the 16th Fairway (Morrisey Connector in winter) right in between our Stone's Throw condo and Trapper's Landing townhouse, up to a new arrival point just above the East Village Skiway. 

From there, skiers will have easy access to a number of runs including Carpe Diem, Chikamichi, Fair Dinkum, Czesc and Ausfahrt on Sundance Mountain, can ski down and then enjoy some runs on Morrisey, or have exciting new direct access back to the village via a green run that will lead to either Rambler or Sundance Return.

Engineers have already started mapping out the route for this new $4 million project, which will begin the anticipated expansion to the popular eastern areas of the resort.

Read more about the Sun Peaks 2018 and beyond expansion plans.

Exciting times ahead for Sun Peaks!

For more information, see the official Sun Peaks Orient Express Expansion announcement.

        Sun Peaks Expansion Project #1 - Sports Centre Improvements

The first of the Sun Peaks 2018 Expansion plans was announced March 9, 2018 with the improvement and expansion of the existing Sun Peaks Sport Centre which incorporates the new NHL-sized ice rink installed recently. The expanded and improved, all-weather, multi-purpose facility will include a multi-purpose indoor facility capable of hosting up to 3,000 participants, enabling Sun Peaks to host additional concerts, large sporting and recreational events as well as corporate/association trade shows from May to November.

The improved centre will be constructed thanks to $6 million in Federal Gas Tax Funding and will also provide additional facilities for Sun Peaks’ growing residential community.

There was also some talk by Chief Oliver Arnouse of the Little Shuswap Indian Band of the long-awaited road connecting to the Shuswap coming soon too - bring it on!

Click for more on the Sun Peaks 2018 Expansion plans.

        $30 - $60 Million Allocated For Sun Peaks Expansion

Top of the World Sun Peaks ExpansionNew lift expected soon to reach the Top of the World

Getting from the village base to the Top of the World may be easier soon when the first project of the $30 million in Sun Peaks Expansion begins.

With record skier visits continuing, Sun Peaks is looking to continue their steady growth over the next 5 years with these various projects:

  - the addition of between 1 and 3 new chairlifts (with the repositioning of other chairs)

  - expansion of the Sun Peaks Sports Centre

  - a new hotel/commercial building near the Village Day Lodge

  - renovations to the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

  - making more land available for building new homes

  - the construction of a lodge at the base of Morrisey

  - more Sun Peaks real estate projects with single and multi-family properties, and other projects.

More growth details on our Sun Peaks Expansion 2018 page and announcements from Sun Peaks Resort are expected soon.

        Timberline Village at Sun Peaks - Vacation Rental by Owner

Conveniently Located Timberline Village Townhouse with 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms, 3 Patios, Private Hot Tub, Family-Friendly and Ski-in with Easy Ski-out.

Newly added to our list of Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals By Owners is this recently-updated 2 bedroom townhouse in Timberline Village

With a great location right by the Sun Peaks skating rink and Sun Peaks swimming pool and tennis courts, (open in summer) this is a great place for your Sun Peaks summer vacation.

Book direct with the owners and save even more on your Sun Peaks Vacation Rental!

        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.

         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.

        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....

        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.  There are 5 new craft breweries in Kamloops now.

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.

        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?

        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.