Sun Peaks Resort is the largest four-season resort in BC next to Whistler. The charming ski in / ski out alpine village is surrounded by three mountains on which to play – Tod, Sundance and Mt. Morrisey.
In winter, downhill enthusiasts can choose from 122 runs that span the three mountains, while cross-country skiiers and snowshoers have 28 kilometers of groomed and ungroomed trails.
Weather conditions are typically sunny year-round and the runs are known for their light dry powder. Sun Peaks is known for its exceptional snow grooming and I can atest to the fact that the groomers worked all night. In fact, cross country runs that were already in almost perfect condition late on our first day were groomed again on the second day.
In addition to winter sports, Sun Peaks has become popular in recent years for its mountain biking park, hiking and golf course. We plan to head back in July to do some hiking amidst the alpine wildflowers.
There aren’t that many restaurants at the resort yet and it seems that we dined at the most notable, including Mantles at the Delta Sun Peaks Resort, Bottom’s Bar & Grill in the Sundance Lodge, Bella Italia and Baggs Sweets where we went both days for breakfast. The food all round was good (high praise from this food snob) and I was really surprised and delighted by the quality of the food at Bella Italia where we all got together for dinner on the second night… and our waiter was fabulous.
Accomodations at Sun Peaks include:
- Clearwater Valley Resort & KOA Kampground
- Heffley Inn
- Fireside Lodge
- Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge
- Best Western Glacier Park Lodge
- Delta Sun Peaks Resort
- Terracana Ranch Resort
- Sun Peaks Lodge
- Coast Sundance Lodge
- Hillcrest Hotel A Coast Resort
I actually declared my love for one of the girls at the front desk, who returned my rather large silver and gold John Hardy ring to me from the lost and found box. A tip – if you book into this hotel, be sure to request a room away from Bottom’s Bar & Grill which is quite loud even during the day.
Although you may note on some web sites that there is a shuttle bus from Kelowna, B.C. to the resort at Sun Peaks, do book your flights to go into Kamloops, as the resort is only short 45-minute drive northeast from the airport at Kamloops.