When you visit British Columbia’s Sun Peaks Resort, you can do two things that other resorts don’t offer. You can stay in a lodge owned by one of Canada’s Olympic champions (who also happens to be a Canadian Senator) and get to ski with her on the hill.
Not only is Nancy Greene an Olympic champion and Canadian senator extraordinaire, but she is also the Director of Skiing at Sun Peaks, the place she calls home. She, along with her husband Al Raine, co-own the Cahilty Lodge, a ski-in, ski-out 175-room hotel in Sun Peaks Village. You can stay in the lodge, where a trophy case displays her array of medals and awards and hook up with her on most weekends and holidays to ski.
Okay, let’s get real. You don’t really ski with Nancy Greene; most of the time, you race to keep up with her. But she will ski with anyone, regardless of ability. Look for the signs letting you know she is skiing and meet her at 1 p.m. at the top of the Sunburst Chair.
You can stay in her lodge, choosing from hotel rooms to three-bedroom suites. Best of all, the Cahilty Lodge offers several ski and stay deals. While you can get a single night ski and stay package, you’ll get better rates by lengthening your stay. Plus, Sun Peaks has so much terrain to explore on its three mountains that you’ll more than likely need more than one day.
One of the best packages offered by Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge is the Ski Free Package. It includes four nights of lodging and four days of lift tickets for the price of three nights of lodging and three days of skiing. Rates start at $83 per person per night for a double occupancy lodge room. Use the promotional code “free” when making reservations.
The lodge also offers a variety of other deals, including a five-night, four-day package that starts at $72 per person per day. That rate is based on a Sunday night arrival and double occupancy reservation. Use the promotional code “5 Day” when booking.
You don’t need to make reservations to ski with Nancy Greene, however make your Sun Peaks experience complete, you do need to make reservations to stay in her Cahilty Lodge. Reservations can be made online here.