Sun Peaks is the second largest ski area in Canada after Whistler and is about a 5 hour drive from Vancouver. Just too far for the weekend skiers of this metropolis and that benefits the intimate character of this cozy ski resort. The charming architecture and the varied range of ski and après-ski options contribute to this.
Sun Peaks: that name doesn’t just come out of the blue. This ski resort has an average of about 2000 hours of sunshine per year and with its location at a comfortable altitude of 1600 meters you are assured of good snow until late in the season. When we were here in April this year – it was 2 sunny days – it was slushy in the village (because everything is ski-in/ski-out here) but once at the top we went down the corduroy tight slopes like children screaming with pleasure . What a snow quality! Moreover, you can ski here on three mountain slopes, which means that you can ski with the sun, or – in late spring – deliberately hit the northern slopes in the afternoon.
Nice food and drink addresses
Sun Peaks is very relaxed! Because the village is car-free and fairly compact, you can stroll through the main street after a day of skiing and stop at one of the many shops, bars, eateries and restaurants that you will find here. We had a home game: we stayed at the Our favorite food on the main street. A great hotel with a surprising Austrian quality. That turns out to be the homeland of owner Mario. Oh so! That also explains the many German guests. Anyways, it’s a perfect base to get a taste of the village:
Cahilty Creek Kitchen & Taproom
From the Gentle Giant Ski run you can ski there in no time! This modern furnished tent has a beautiful terrace and you can choose from no fewer than 16 types of draft beer. Open from 12 noon.
Located in the Village Day Lodge so at the central departure point. With the ski lifts and slopes that converge here, this is not only a good address to toast to a great day of skiing at the end of the afternoon, you can also enjoy an afternoon lunch here. Open from 10am.
The address on the slopes, at the top of the Sunburst Express chairlift. This striking white building with large terrace offers fantastic views of Sun Peaks. Definitely stop here for a coffee or lunch. Or you decide to make a reservation for a cozy cheese fondue with torchlight descent, every Wednesday and Thursday evening. And note the small chapel diagonally opposite the lodge. Also suitable for weddings, just so you know