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!
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.
Sun Peaks Ski Resort Difficulty Level
64.9out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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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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 Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||301 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 Airport||YKA||Kamloops, BC||44 km|
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||109 km|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||159 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.
|Harper Mountain||Kamloops, BC||5,000 ft||43%||25 km|
|Sovereign Lake Nordic Center||Vernon, BC||6,060 ft||32%||80 km|
|Silverstar Mountain||Spallumcheen, BC||6,283 ft||62%||82 km|
|Clearwater Ski Hill||Clearwater, BC||4,100 ft||26%||84 km|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||56%||146 km|
|Mount Timothy Ski Area||Lac la Hache, BC||5,427 ft||39%||148 km|
Sun Peaks Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,060 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,166 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,894 ft|
(10% Beginner, 58% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||220 inches|