Sun Peaks Resort is making holiday planning easy this year. Its Christmas and New Year's packages come designed for couples or a family of four.

The Christmas Special is for three nights of lodging with two days of skiing. It is available for stays Dec. 17-27. You can spruce up your stay by adding on holiday activities such as sleigh rides or ice skating with Santa.

The ski and stay package starts at $105 CAN per person for a couple or $749 CAN for a family of two adults and two children. Costs for holiday events or activities are additional.

The New Year's Holiday Special also bundles up three nights of lodging with two days of lift tickets. The package is available Dec. 26-Jan 2. Those staying over New Year's Eve can participate in the annual Sun Peak festivities, which include the Kids Glow Stick Parade, a big air competition, a torchlight parade, and fireworks. Rates for the New Year's Holiday Special start at $139 CAN per person for a couple and $959 CAN for a family of two adults and two children.

Starting rates for the packages use accommodations in a standard hotel room or studio suite. Some lodging partners may add additional minimum night stays.

Sun Peaks Resort plans to open Nov. 20. Snowmaking mixed with natural snowfall had resort personnel out testing the slopes by Nov. 3.

More information. Or call 800-807-3257.