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With dreamy thoughts of powder-covered trees and trails just ahead, we would like to thank all our guests, friends & followers for your support, and wish all our 🍁Canadian friends a wonderful Thanksgiving.
The 2021/22 ski season begins on November 20th and we are once again looking forward to welcoming our guests to Beautiful Sun Peaks Resort.
If you need fantastic ski-in/ski-out accommodation with big savings over the traditional online booking platforms, we have you covered.
Be kind, be safe, and be sane!
The covid-19 operating procedures for the 2021/22 ski season have been announced. Everything seemed to work quite well last year so we ask everyone to be kind, be safe, and be sane, and have a wonderful time. A summary follows and more detail can be found on the resort website.
Mandatory masks in all indoor spaces. This is in accordance with the BC Provincial Health Order. This includes retail, rental, restaurants, hotels, restrooms, etc. – any and all indoor spaces. Please see below for more detail.
Proof of vaccination to dine. In accordance with the BC Provincial Health Order, proof of vaccination for those ages 12+ is required to dine in all Sun Peaks Resort LLP food and beverage outlets (and all table service restaurants in Sun Peaks). Please see below for more detail.
Chairlift experience. We continue to encourage the use of face coverings and physical distancing in lift lines for the comfort and safety of those around you. If it’s your preference, you can load the chairlifts as an individual or in the group you came with. Please inform the lift attendant if this is your preference. Please see below for more detail.
Employee vaccinations. In the spirit of protecting our guests, employees, and local community, we are requiring all Sun Peaks Resort LLP and Sun Peaks Grand Hotel employees and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as a condition of entering the facilities and providing services either directly or indirectly to guests. Please see below for more detail.
Sports School. We will be offering a variety of private and group lessons for alpine and Nordic skiers this season. Face coverings must be worn, physical distancing protocols are in place, and we'll be operating with the same smaller lesson capacities. Please see below for more detail.
Secure your lift ticket online, in advance. We continue to encourage the purchase of lift tickets online, in advance, to guarantee access. The quantity of tickets available for sale each day may be limited. Ticket pick-up is now available from convenient outdoor kiosks or ticket windows.
Book direct and save even more on wonderful Sun Peaks ski-in/ski-out accommodation.
You’ve got to ski-it to believe it!
This beautiful 3 bedroom ski-in/ski-out condo, with spectacular mountain views and a private hot tub, is literally just a ‘Stone’s Throw’ away from both the Orient & Morrisey chair lifts, the Nordic and snowshoe trails, the free kiddie toboggan hill, fatbike trails and the Umbrella Café, and just a short distance away from the village.
We are booking up for the 2021/22 ski season - book now for best dates and rates!
Experience the Best of Sun Peaks with this fantastic new lineup of Backcountry Training and Guided Tours, that will be available starting in the 2021/22 ski season. Local expert & professionally trained skier/instructor Bodie Shandro will take you beyond the groomed runs and even beyond the Gils ski area with these exciting new programs:
- Tree Well and All-Mountain Safety Course
- Introduction to Backcountry Ski Touring Course
- Guided Sun Peaks Back Country Tours
- Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST1) Certification Course
- Companion Rescue Course
- Heli-ski or Cat-ski Warmup Program
- Custom Training & Sun Peaks Backcountry Tours
As Bodie says, " You don't know what you don't know". Be Safe & Ski Safe Everyone!
Click to learn more about Sun Peaks Backcountry Training & Tours
Mention Best Sun Peaks when you book your ski or snowboard package at McSporties and save 10% on the cost of your rentals!
For those still waiting to become a Sun Peaks Real Estate / Vacation Rental Owner....
Another new slope-side real estate development is coming to Sun Peaks - Powder Heights will soon offer premium ski-in/ski-out access to all three mountains as well as Sun Peaks network of Nordic trails. Blending into the hillside just east of the new Orient Chairlift, between Bridge Gate and Altitude, Powder Heights will offer two and three-bedroom homes on either one or two levels of a six-plex, featuring efficient floorplans and premium designer finishes.
Market demand for this type of alpine home has been extremely strong and growing steadily over the past few years. The developer's most recent project, Altitude, sold out in the opening sales weekend and purchasers of Altitude are already realizing increase value pre-occupancy. Click the link to sign up to be able to receive the latest information on Powder Heights - Sun Peaks Newest Real Estate project.
With winter season coming soon, we are pleased to add this beautiful new Echo Landing Townhouse with 3 bedrooms (Sleeps 9), 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage with Tesla charging station, private hot tub, barbeque, mountain views, easy ski-in/ski-out and much more to our list of Best Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals.
Book direct with the owners to save 10 - 20% over what the online booking platforms line VRBO and AirBnb will charge. We have many other wonderful Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals with great savings available too.
Lifts start turning November 20th, 2021 and vacation rentals are starting to book up for the season.
Did you know it is the 60th Anniversary of Sun Peaks Resort this year? On November 18, 1961 the Tod Mountain ski resort opened to the general public. The original chairlift was a double-person capacity, 9,300 foot diesel powered system boasting a capacity of 400 people/hour. At the time, it was the longest chairlift in North America. Five runs had been cut: Crystal Bowl, Ridge, 5 Mile, Chief, and the latter half of what is now known as 7 Mile Road.
Tod Mountain was later purchased by Nippon Cable in 1992, and has since grown to 4,270 skiable acres of skiable terrain and is now the second largest ski area in Canada. Read more about the history of Sun Peaks Resort in 'Sun Peaks Resort – An Evolution of Dreams', written by Dr. Kathleen Scherf and available in John Tod Trading Co. in the village.
Lifts are scheduled to start turning for the 2021/22 ski season on Saturday, November 20th and hopefully lots of fun activities will be planned.
The best time to explore and see the Sun Peaks alpine wildflowers is typically between the middle of July and the middle of August, depending on the temperatures and the level of moisture.
Given the late June/early July heatwave that we had here in BC, the flowers are peaking early this year, and will certainly all be out by mid-July unless the weather quickly changes and cools down.
Alpine hiking (with hikes for most ages and abilities), sightseeing & photography, and mountain biking are at their best during peak wildflower season, so plan your summer get-away to Sun Peaks where there are spectacular wide-open views with no crowds or queues.
Enjoy your summer and stay safe!
Make this a fantastic summer to remember and bring the family to Sun Peaks. Use our "BestSunPeaks' name when you call to reserve your bike(s) to save 10% on Sun Peaks summer eBike rentals and mountain bike rentals from McSporties. 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).
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.
There are many COVID-19 safety precautions in effect and hiking and biking passes are limited so ensure you buy online direct from the resort ahead of time.
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 Best Sun Peaks summer accommodation options now available too.
With Sun Peaks earning the Safe Travels Stamp and offering world-class hiking and mountain biking, golf, tennis, water sports and other summer activities, and many beautiful places to enjoy the wide-open spaces, now is the perfect time to book your Best Sun Peaks single-family, summer staycation accommodation.
The SafeTravels Stamp is an internationally recognized certification that was developed in collaboration of WTTC members, leading industry partners and international travel organizations.
Work began in March 2020, between Sun Peaks Resort LLP, Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality to ensure local businesses had the tools and resources required to safely re-open. These protocols remain in place and continue to evolve in accordance with the Provincial Health Office updates. The application evaluated the operational safety and hygiene practices in Sun Peaks to ensure all protocols aligned with the WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols.
The new cover over the Sun Peaks skating rink was completed and opened during the 2020/21 ski season. It is a wonderful addition to the long list of Sun Peaks winter activities, and even though the modern design and bright color is a little controversial amongst community members (love/hate sort of thing), it is considered by some to be one of the best skating rinks in a mountain resort community.
Covid-safe guidelines are in effect but guests can put their skates on, register with the municipality and enjoy the beautiful new outdoor skating rink just steps from the village (located beside the pool/tennis court and across from Village Walk and Timberline Village.
See more on our 2020 Sun Peaks Improvements page.
Locals can bring their family bubbles up to Sun Peaks during January and save up to 20% or more given there are no hidden booking fees. Create positive family memories during these crazy times and enjoy having the slopes and powder stashes all to yourself.
As long as your family fits the current BC Health guidelines and orders, we will give you 10% off select Ski-in/Ski-out Best Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals By Owners which are family-friendly, well-stocked, and ideally situated just steps from the village but far from the crowds, plus no booking fees which saves an additional 10%.
Trapper's Landing 4 bedroom ski-in/ski-out
Stone's Throw 3 bedroom ski-in/ski-out
And yes, all have private hot tubs. Must meet minimum nightly rental requirements for available nights. Request a quote now - let us know what dates and how many people and we will do our best to help.
ALTITUDE Sun Peaks is a new & re-designed 40 unit collection of 2 and 3 bedroom, ski-in/ski-out alpine condos and townhouses located right by the new Orient chair – perfect for creating new memories with family and friends. UPDATE - SOLD OUT 1ST WEEKEND.
They offer multiple size floorplans, large modern open kitchens, gas fireplaces, room for four seasons worth of gear and large outdoor spaces with hot tub hook ups and propane BBQ connections. See our Sun Peaks Real Estate page for more details.
Need help getting a mortgage on your Sun Peaks Vacation Rental? We can help with that too with a local mortgage expert.
The new 'no-touch' RFID gates at the new Crystal chair that includes a 20% increase in capacity was ready on opening day as promised and is now ready to whisk you away to The Top of the World at Sun Peaks - elevation 2,080 meters or 6,824 feet. Depart from the chairlift right next to the terminus of the old Burfield Chair, and get easy access to many great runs, including the Gils off-piste ski area.
We still have great Sun Peaks accommodation deals and dates available (including Christmas) for locals now and others once the time is right.
See more on our 2020 Sun Peaks Improvements page.
Be kind, be calm, and be respectful on the slopes, so we can all safely enjoy ourselves all season long!
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.
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.
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 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. 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!
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.
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.
Stay safe - Be well!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 .
A delicious & delightful new Sun Peaks Winter Activity is starting Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 - Snowshoe & Fondue Tours!
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 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.
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.
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 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!!
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 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
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%.
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.
With the choice of the Orient Chair or the Morrisey Express, our Best Sun Peaks accommodations are perfect locations for your ski vacation.
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.
Have a wonderful and safe Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!!
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.
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
and so much more!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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 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.
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:
- 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.
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....
Sun Peaks craft beer & winery tours are for those who love wine. Or beer. Or better yet, both!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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)
- Express facial and
- Spa related retail products and gifts
Check them out in the village and pamper yourself - you're so worth it!!
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.
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.