Sun Peaks Ski Resort

Sun Peaks Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Sun Peaks, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Sun Peaks stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Sun Peaks is a part of the Mountain Collective network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the Collective.

Sun Peaks Lodging:

Sun Peaks Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Sun Peaks has a total of 122 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,678 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,488 hectares, 6 square miles, or 15 square kilometers.

Sun Peaks's slopes see on average 220 inches (87 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 18 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
3,678(15 km2)
Annual Snowfall
220"(87 cm)

Sun Peaks Ski Resort Elevation

Sun Peaks Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,060 feet, or 2,152 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,166 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,894 feet (882 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Sun Peaks's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
7,060'(2,152 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,894'(882 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,166'(1,270 m)

Sun Peaks Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
64.9out of 100
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Sun Peaks's difficulty level of 64.9 is above average. 90% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Sun Peaks has 3,678 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Sun Peaks's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 58% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 32% as expert.
10%(368 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
58%(2,133 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
32%(1,177 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Sun Peaks Ski Resort good for beginners?

Sun Peaks is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 68% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Sun Peaks Ski Resort Location

Sun Peaks Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Sun Peaks, BC.

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GPS Coordinates:
50.88443, -119.88810

Getting to Sun Peaks Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sun Peaks Ski Resort), its coordinates of 50.88443, -119.88810 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Sun Peaks, BC to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Sun Peaks Ski Resort.

Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC301 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Sun Peaks.

Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC44 km
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC109 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC159 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sun Peaks Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Sun Peaks Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Harper MountainKamloops, BC5,000 ft43%25 km
Sovereign Lake Nordic CenterVernon, BC6,060 ft32%80 km
Silverstar MountainSpallumcheen, BC6,283 ft62%82 km
Clearwater Ski HillClearwater, BC4,100 ft26%84 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%146 km
Mount Timothy Ski AreaLac la Hache, BC5,427 ft39%148 km

Sun Peaks Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,060 ft
Base Elevation4,166 ft
Vertical Drop2,894 ft
(10% Beginner,  58% Intermediate,  32% Expert)
Skiable Acres3,678
Avg. Annual Snowfall220 inches
Sun Peaks Ski Resort Mountain Stats