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Coast Sundance Lodge
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About Coast Sundance Lodge

The Coast Sundance Lodge is a deluxe, full service hotel, located at the base of the Sundance high speed quad chair. The Coast Sundance Lodge's village base location enables guests to enjoy a ski-in/ski-out vacation. Some great amenities of the lodge include an outdoor hot tub, free high speed internet, and a fitness center. Open year round, the Coast Sundance Lodge is ready to accommodate every need. Enjoy a winter season of skiing and snow sports, and a summer season of golf, trail rides, and much more all at the Coast Sundance Lodge.
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Cahilty Hotel & Suites
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  • Bike Storage (seasonal)
  • Common Hot Tub
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About Cahilty Hotel & Suites

Whether it's mountain biking, hiking or skiing on one of Sun Peaks' breath-taking mountain trails, Cahilty Hotel & Suites has what you need to make your stay in the mountains as comfortable and memorable as it can be. The true ski in/ski out Cahilty Hotel & Suites is a family friendly, condominium style hotel that offers rooms ranging from cozy traditional lodge rooms to spacious three bedroom accommodations. Some great amenities of Cahilty Hotel & Suites include common indoor and outdoor hot tubs, free WiFi, fitness facility, ski locker and the Cahilty Creek Kitchen & Taproom. Choose Cahilty Hotel & Suites for your next Sun Peaks vacation for an unforgettable time.
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Fireside Lodge
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  • Laundry Facility (paid)
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About Fireside Lodge

The Fireside Lodge features comfortable, spacious units located in the heart of the village. All of the shops, restaurants, and amenities of Sun Peaks Village are just steps away from the Fireside Lodge. Guest facilities of the Fireside Lodge include laundry facilities on each floor, an outdoor hot tub and ski storage. For a great ski-in/ski-out location in the heart of Sun Peaks, choose the Fireside Lodge for your next vacation property.
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Mountain Stats of Sun Peaks

The Mountain

  • Year Established
    1961
  • Summit
    2,152m
  • Base
    1,255m
  • Vertical Drop
    897m
  • Winter Season Opening
    Mid November
  • Winter Season Closing
    Mid April
  • Summer Season Opening
    Mid May
  • Summer Season Closing
    Mid September
  • Predicted Days Open This Winter Season
    148
  • Days Open Last Winter Season
    149

Snowfall & Weather

  • Average Winter High
    -0.8°C
  • Average Winter Low
    -8.5°C
  • Average Summer High
    18.4°C
  • Average Summer Low
    4.4°C
  • Annual Average Snowfall
    602cm
  • Snow Making
    5,2.6ha
  • Average Annual Hours of Sun
    2,000

Terrain

  • Mountains
    Mt. Morrisey
    Sundance Mountain
    Tod Mountain
  • Total Skiable Terrain
    1,730ha
  • Skiable Vertical
    882m
  • Total Number of Runs
    120
  • Green Runs
    19
  • Blue Runs
    54
  • Black Runs
    38
  • Double Black Runs
    9
  • Longest Run Length
    8km
  • Glades
    17
  • Backcountry Trails
    14
  • Backcountry Terrain
    17km
  • Terrain Parks
    Rockstar Energy Terrain Park
    The Platter Park

Lifts

  • Total Lifts
    12
  • Uphill Capacity
    12, 000 people per hour
  • Surface Lifts
    6
  • Fixed Grip Triple Chairlifts
    1
  • Fixed Grip Quad Chairlifts
    2
  • High Speed Quad Chairlifts
    3

Location

  • Resort Location
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Nearest City
    Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Distance to City
    50km
  • Nearest Regional Airport
    Kamloops Airport (YKA)
  • Distance to Regional Airport
    6,1.9km
  • Nearest International Airport
    Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
  • Distance to International Airport
    212km

About the Resort

Sun Peaks, Canada's second largest ski resort, earned its name with over 2000 hours of sun per year. 6 metres20 feet of annual snowfall compliment the sunny slopes on the three mountains that make up the resort, keeping the runs fresh. At the center of the three mountains sits a ski-through, European style village with local shops, cafés and eateries. Although Sun Peaks has 4,270 acres1,728 hectares of terrain, the quaint village and uncrowded slopes create a quiet, intimate home away from home.

Ski runs surround Sun Peak's village in a unique 360° layout. 135 trails lead into the ski-through village and ski-in ski-out accommodations. Light, dry “easy-to-ski” snow covers long rolling cruisers, spectacular alpine bowls and tree skiing full of powder. This resort is favored with light, dry “easy-to-snow” powder conditions for which the BC interior is well known.

Each of Sun Peak's three mountains offers a different skiing experience: find smooth, well-groomed runs on Sundance; open bowls and adventure-filled glades on Mt. Tod; and long, steep runs on Mt. Morrisey. The three mountains can be enjoyed by all skiers, as every chairlift at Sun Peaks leads to beginner, intermediate and advanced runs.

Sun Peaks is a ski resort with something for everyone, and creates a family-friendly environment. Families love the well laid out slopes and the convenience of the ski-in ski-out village. There's an abundance of activities for kids and families, including the adventure park, seasonal programs, and of course, the ski slopes!

Sun Peaks offers incredible diversity across its three mountains. This diversity continues into its activities, shops, and accommodations. From the rough and tumble days of Tod Mountain (opened in 1961), Sun Peaks has evolved into one of the leading ski experiences in Canada.
Latest News at Sun Peaks
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Winter 2018/19 Opening Day Update The wait is almost over! The lifts start turning at 9:00 am this Saturday (November 17) to kick off another fantastic season here at Canada’s second largest ski area.

It’s looking nice and wintry in the alpine, which is where the best turns will be found on opening day, and our on-mountain staff are working around the clock to get as many trails as possible ready for Saturday. At this stage the Sunburst Express, Crystal, and Elevation will all be open for your first runs of the season. The current plan is for downloading to be in effect on the Sunburst Express, but with a favourable forecast over the rest of this week we’re hoping to be able to open skiing to the bottom at some point over the weekend.

The exact number of available runs will depend on the weather over the next couple of days, but at this stage we’ll have approximately 15 runs ready for opening. Check the website on Friday afternoon for an update or sign up to receive our Daily Snow Report directly in your inbox on Saturday morning for more details.

Lift tickets will be 50% off throughout opening weekend.

We still need a little more help from Ullr before we can open the Nordic trails, so check back Friday afternoon for another update dependent on weather. We’re hoping Mother Nature will help fill in the blanks soon so that we can get things rolling for our cross country friends as quickly as possible.

Finally, we’re happy to announce that the Sunburst Bar + Eatery at mid-mountain will be open and welcoming guests as normal this weekend. Leading into the season we completed renovations on both of the bathrooms, so the lodge is looking better than ever!

Please remember that there are many Sun Peaks Resort team members and a lot of machinery on the mountain working hard to get everything ready for opening. Please be patient and stay off the slopes until Saturday, as it is not safe to access the mountain until our crews have completed all their work to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on opening day. Once the lifts are running, we ask that everyone be mindful of roped off or closed zones. Please do not enter these areas until they are open.

Be sure to stick around on Saturday and raise a toast to the start of winter with our Après and Ales after party at Masa’s Bar + Grill. From 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm your day ticket or season pass will score you a beverage on the house. We’ll be following up après with a snowboard movie premiere and a live DJ playing into the late hours.

See you on Saturday!
November 15th, 2018
Winter 2018/19 Opening Day Update
November 8th, 2018
Project Update: Work on the Orient Continues as Winter Looms Large
November 1st, 2018
What's New for Winter 2018/19
October 4th, 2018
Project Updated: Work Continues on the Orient Chairlift
August 17th, 2018
Project Update: New Orient Quad
August 2nd, 2018
Mid-Summer Bike Update: Trail Openings Galore!
July 11th, 2018
Race Recap: 2018 DH Championships at Sun Peaks Resort
June 20th, 2018
2018 Bike Park Opening Day Preview
May 31st, 2018
What's New in the Sun Peaks Bike Park for 2018
May 10th, 2018
What's New for Golf in 2018
April 10th, 2018
2018 Bike Season Extended & Shred Hard Ladies Weekend Returns
March 28th, 2018
Sun Peaks Resort Announces Significant Investment for 2018
March 15th, 2018
Mountain Spirit Festival Expands After Successful Trail Year
February 22nd, 2018
Direct Flight 3x Per Week This Summer: Toronto to Kamloops
February 5th, 2018
50th Anniversary Celebrations for Canada's Golden Girl
November 17th, 2017
Sun Peaks on Track For One Of The Best Openings in History
October 27th, 2017
What's New for Winter 2017/18
October 3rd, 2017
A New Look for Resort Food & Beverage
July 25th, 2017
Resort Projects Charging Ahead
March 21st, 2017
The Quiet Evolution Boldly Continues
February 20th, 2017
New Ski Cross Course Now Open
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History of Sun Peaks
1961
1961
The Burfield Lodge and Chairlift opened to the public in 1961.
1968
The Burfield Chairlift equipment was damaged by fire and forced to close for repairs.
1970
Tod Mountain re-opened in December 1970.
1971
Harry Burfield died when the plane in which he was touring the mountain crashed.
1972
The Shuswap Double Chairlift was installed.
1979
The Crystal Triple Chairlift was installed.
1980
The Shuswap Day Lodge was constructed.
1988
Construction began for a 49 lot subdivision across from the Burfield Lodge.
1989
The top station of the Crystal Chair was badly damaged by a mechanical fire.
1990
Paving of access road from Whitecroft Village to Tod Mountain was completed.
1992
Nippon Cable Company Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan purchased Tod Mountain.
1993
Nippon Cable created a new long range Master Plan and signed a new Master Development Agreement with the Province of British Columbia. The first phase of the Master Plan was initiated. Extensive development of the resort began with the construction of new runs, Sunburst Chairlift, Sundance Chairlift, Village Platter, new facilities, and new infrastructure. Approximately $12 million was invested in resort development. The West Bowl T-Bar lift was installed; the t-bar was transplanted from lower Exhibition. Lift company name was changed to Sun Peaks Resort LLP.
1994
Development begun of the new Village Day Lodge, and the "Board Beyond Belief" Snowboard Park. The Village was serviced as well as the Sunburst and Fairways single family subdivisions (approximately $8 million). Nine holes of the 18-hole golf course were completed.
1995
The first nine holes of the 18-hole golf course opened in late August. The Sundance Chairlift was converted to a high speed, detachable quad chair and its length was extended by approximately 800 vertical feet. 40 acres (16 ha) of brand new intermediate terrain was opened. Phase 1 of the 200 room Nancy Greene Cahilty Lodge (ski in/ski-out), Sun Peaks Lodge (ski-in/ski-out), 3 town house developments and 4 single family homes in Sunburst subdivision was completed. Sun Peaks won first place in SNOW COUNTRY MAGAZINE as the number one in Mountain Trail Design in North America.
1996
Construction of 35 million gallon snowmaking reservoir. Construction of 25 new homes in the Sunburst and Fairways subdivisions. Private developers build Sundance Lodge hotel.     Completion of the covered bridge and the driving range. Clearing and rough grading of the back nine holes of the 18-hole golf course. First 2.5 km of Valley Trail and 1 km of Alpine walking trail completed. Run improvements to Lower Cruiser, Lower Exhibition, Lower Blazer and 5th Avenue. Upgraded Sunburst Express from capacity of 1,500 people per hour to 2,000. SNOW COUNTRY MAGAZINE award winner: #2 Best Design for Day Lodge under $2M (Village Day Lodge) in North America.
1997
SKI CANADA MAGAZINE award winner: Best Weather in Canada, Best Terrain Variety in Canada. Sun Peaks Sports Centre completed construction of ice rink, tennis courts, heated pool & hot tub. Private developers build three new hotels: Radisson Hearthstone Lodge, Radisson Fireside Lodge, and Heffley Inn. Completion of Sundance subdivision (Phase I).
1998
SNOW COUNTRY MAGAZINE award winner: #1 in Mountain Village Design in North America. SKI CANADA MAGAZINE award winner: Best Apres Ski in Canada, Best Kids Resort Features, Best Grooming in Canada. Completed construction of Sun Peaks Stables, Timberline Village and Forest Trails multi-family developments, McGillivray Lake Outpost (log cabin destination for cross country skiers and mountain bike riders), fourteen food and beverage facilities, and seven retail outlets. New Burfield Quad was installed using the original base terminal from the Sundance.
1999
Increased capacity on the Sunburst and Sundance chairlifts and new Carpet Lift. Bike carriers were installed on the Sunburst Express chairlift and the Sun Peaks Bike Park opened to the public, providing nearly 2,000 feet of lift-accessed vertical. New buildings and facilities for Snow Sports School, Group Rentals, and Daycare. Servicing of Sundance subdivision (Phase II) and Fairways subdivision (Phase II). Construction of 5 single family homes in Sunburst and Sundance subdivisions. SKI CANADA MAGAZINE award winner: Best Grooming in Canada, Best Locals in Canada.
2000
Announcement of $70 million dollars in investments, including the Delta Sun Peaks Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, a new $40 million 226 room hotel with 11,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, completion of the 18 hole par 72 golf course in the summer of 2001, lift and trail development on the 3rd skiable mountain – Mt. Morrisey, and completion of the village core.
2001
Construction of the $40 million dollar Delta Sun Peaks Resort Hotel and Conference Centre commences, scheduled to open October 2002. Devastating fire destroys the Delta Sun Peaks Resort Hotel on October 26, forcing a complete re-construction. Morrisey platter lift completed and 17 new trails developed on Mt. Morrisey. Development of the last nine of the 18-hole golf course begins, with expected completion in October 2002, opening 2003 golf season. Extension of the Valley Trail to Burfield Drive. Construction begins on Phase 1 of an $8 million dollar joint venture project with the Little Shuswap Indian Band and Whispering Pines Indian Band. Phase 1 of the development consists of a 10,000 square foot, 48 bed staff housing complex and 6,000 square feet of service-oriented commercial space.
2002
Delta Sun Peaks Resort Hotel and Conference Centre opens October 2002. Construction of Phase 2 Fairways Cottages completed. Morrisey high speed quad completed and 17 new trails opened on Mt. Morrisey. Development of the last nine of the 18-hole golf course continues, with expected completion date of October 2003, opening 2004 golf season. Completion of the Valley Trail to Burfield Drive. Construction completed of a 10,000 square foot, 48 bed staff housing complex and 6,000 square feet of service-oriented commercial space. Addition of a new back country cat skiing outfit on Tod Mountain.
2003
Resort survives the BC wildfires with no damage to the recreational boundary area.     Trails Edge – Phase 1 of the four phase master plan was completed. Opening of the new tube park Tube Time. Opening of Sun Peaks’ first full service spa.
2004
Trapper’s Landing sells out in 6 hours, bringing in over $17 million. 300,000 skiers visit Sun Peaks during the 2003–04 winter season. Sun Peaks announces Phase 2 of its Master Development Plan. Phase 2 development of Mountain View Drive begins. Sun Peaks Resort awarded the Silver Eagle Award for Water Conservation from SKI Magazine. Sun Peaks Resort LLP’s Environmental management system is fully certified to ISO 14001:1996 (Certificate # 026082), becoming the first resort in North America to do this.
2005
The back nine of the golf course opens for play. Lookout Ridge, single family subdivision, begins construction in the East Village. Machine made Bike Park trails reach an all new level at Sun Peaks with the opening of Route 66. The Daily Telegraph, a major London, UK, newspaper awards Sun Peaks Resort the top Canadian ski resort for families. The Nancy Greene International Race Centre opens. The Austrian Ski Team signs a five year agreement to use Sun Peaks as their early season training site while on their way to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
2006
Sun Peaks Resort LLP's Environmental management system is re-certified to ISO 14001:2004 (Certificate # 026082). The Umbrella Café at Mt. Morrisey opens. The Elevation Quad Chair on Tod Mountain opens providing the resort with another lift in the alpine, and also servicing the Nancy Greene International Race Centre.
2007
Sun Peaks Resort LLP is awarded BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Award for Outstanding Energy Efficiency Project. Construction of the Kookaburra Lodge begins with phase one of the project scheduled to be completed in 2009. The Canadian Ski Council awards Sun Peaks the National Winner of the Industry Recognition and Excellence Award for outstanding record of customer loyalty, excellence in customer satisfaction, and strong commitment to increasing growth in skiing and snowboarding. Ski Canada Magazine award winner: #1 Resort in Western Canada for Best Weather. The Delta Residences Sun Peaks Resort opens November 2007.
2008
WestJet begins service to Kamloops and Sun Peaks Resort year round from Calgary, Alberta, beginning December 15, 2008. Olympian and Sun Peaks Resort's Director of Skiing Nancy Greene appointed to the Canadian Senate by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Sun Peaks Resort named one of the top 10 resorts in North America by Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Poll.     The Bluebird Market opens in the Delta Residences. 342,000 skier visits during the 2007–08 winter season, a 5% increase over skier visits during the 2006–07 winter season. Cadogan Guides award winner: Best Family Resort in North America. The grooming fleet continues to grow with the purchase of three new Pisten Bully groomers, one of which is equipped with a new Yellowstone Dual Track Setter to improve the Nordic skiing experience.
2009
Ski Canada Magazine award winner: Best Race Training Centre, Best Kids' Terrain Park, Best Ski-in/Ski-out Village, and Best Alpine Resort in Summer. For the second time, the Canadian Ski Council awards Sun Peaks the National Winner of the Industry Recognition and Excellence Award for outstanding record of customer loyalty, excellence in customer satisfaction, and strong commitment to increasing growth in skiing and snowboarding. The Kookaburra Lodge opens in fall 2009, offering resort guests affordable, residential apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms, plus several commercial spaces on the ground floor of the building. WestJet expands air service to Kamloops and Sun Peaks Resort with a Vancouver flight connection. The Delta Sun Peaks Resort opens two new restaurants in the Delta Residences. The M Room features a fine dining menu highlighting regional, fresh cuisine, while Morrisey’s Public House provides the village’s first Irish inspired pub offering. Sun Peaks Resort LLP signs a multi-year terrain park sponsorship agreement with Rockstar Energy Drink. The Mascon Hangout catering to teenagers opens in the Sports Centre.
2010
Sun Peaks granted Mountain Resort Municipality Status by the Province of British Columbia. WestJet expands air service to Kamloops and Sun Peaks Resort with an Edmonton flight connection. For the second year in a row, the Canadian Ski Council awards Sun Peaks Resort the National Winner of the Industry Recognition and Excellence Award for outstanding record of customer loyalty, excellence in customer satisfaction, and strong commitment to increasing growth in skiing and snowboarding. This is the third time Sun Peaks has won this award.
2012
Winter 2011–12 marked the 50th Anniversary of Sun Peaks Resort at Tod Mountain. Nordic skiing attendance record set on December 29, 2011. Camping & RV Park opened adjacent to the Sports & Aquatic Centre in summer 2012. Two new all mountain bike trails constructed in the Sun Peaks Bike Park in summer 2012. The Altitude trail extends the Park's vertical to 825 metres, as well as providing access to the "Top of the World" alpine area. Big Rock Ride introduces a great route past the snowmaking reservoir to the summit of Sundance, down to McGillivray Lake and the entire cross country trail network on Mt. Morrisey. Bicycle Pump Track built in Parking Lot #5 in summer 2012. Sun Peaks Resort celebrates a record-breaking summer in 2012; the largest number of visitors in one summer day, the most summer chairlift passengers in one day, and growth in overnight occupancy each month through the summer. Sun Peaks Nordic Centre completed in November 2012, providing a hub for all things Nordic and open for the 2012–13 winter season.
2013
Sun Peaks Bike Park hosts the 2013 Canada Cup DH MTB race. The Sun Peaks Nordic Centre opens to the public, providing a convenient rendezvous, warming station, meeting place for Nordic lessons, as well as ticket sales and rentals during busier periods. Bug Out glades are opened to the public off of Rambler, taking advantage of new terrain opened up by our Forest Health Program's beetle kill removal.
2014
Sun Peaks hosted the 2014 Dew Tour AM Series in the Rockstar Energy Terrain Park. Sun Peaks' premier hotel property ownership taken over from Delta Hotels & Resorts by Sun Peaks Resort LLP, with major improvements undertaken to the property. Sun Peaks Bike Park hosts the 2014 Canadian DH MTB Championships. Mt. Morrisey cross country mountain bike trail network was mapped and offered to the public. Over 500 acres of skiable terrain was added to the ski area boundary, thanks to the addition of both West Morrisey and Gil's alpine zones. These additions brought our total skiable acreage up to 4,270 acres, making Sun Peaks Resort Canada's second largest ski area. Whiskey Jack and Heinz's Way were added to the Nordic trail network, the former a dedicated intermediate dog-friendly trail removing dogs from the busy section of McGillivray Lake Trail. Sun Peaks Resort partners with Whistler Blackcomb to offer alpine season pass holders from each mountain 50% off lift tickets at the partner resort. New "Learning Zone" added next to the Sunburst Express chairlift for introductory snow sports lessons.
2015
Sun Peaks hosted the 2015 Dew Tour AM Series in the Rockstar Energy Terrain Park. Nordic skiing continues to grow with 2015 boasting the highest numbers yet for both the Sun Peaks Kookaburra and Holy Cow Nordic Loppets. Sun Peaks Bike Park hosts the 2015 Canadian DH MTB Championships for the second year running. The first Mountain Cross Cart Course in North America was opened in Sun Peaks. Record breaking resort occupancy numbers in July, making 2015 overall our biggest summer yet! Peaks Pedal Fest event finished off the 2015 summer bike season with a bang, bringing many new riders to the resort and starting an annual festival. Billabong comes on as Terrain Park feature sponsor, dubbing the "Billabong Triple Line". Two additional runs added to West Morrisey; Wringer and In Tatters. McGillivray Lake Nordic ski trail rerouted across municipal lands to remove road crossings on this popular trail. Chickadee trail also added to the Nordic network to create a link between Raven Ramble and Blue Grouse. "Learning Zone" surface carpet lift added next to the Sunburst Express chairlift to serve this beginner learning area. Sun Peaks Resort LLP introduces online dynamic ticket pricing.
2016
Sun Peaks Bike Park hosts the 2016 Canadian DH MTB Championships for the third year running. Two new lift accessed DH trails added to Sun Peaks Bike Park - Resurrection and Sticky One. Construction begins on the Sun Peaks Health Centre. New property development announced, VillageWalk. NHL size skating rink opens. Sun Peaks ranks top three in UK for North American resorts.
2017
Multi-million dollar investment announced to revitalize Sunburst and Bento’s Lodges. Bike Park upgrades to improve top to bottom trail experience along with expanded lift accessed XC options. Coors Light Snowbombing hosts North American debut in Canada (April 2017). Record visitation for both winter and summer seasons.
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