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by: Bob - 4th May 2020

  • 4
  • 5Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
Usually great snow, no lines, lots of ski-in and out accommodation
Less expert terrain than some other mountains, not much nightlife

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I live in Vancouver and have skied in most of BC's ski areas. Every ski area in BC gets compared to Whistler, so for Sun Peaks: - There is not as much hair-raising terrain as at Whistler, and Sun Peaks has no runs where you look down between the tips of your skis to see the bottom of the run below. - Lift lines are usually non-existent, unlike Whistler. Although Whistler is a much larger ski area, it a major international destination and it is an easy day trip for 2.5 million people in greater Vancouver, so weekends in particular are very crowded at Whistler. _ There is far more ski-in ski-out accommodation at Sun Peaks. - Whistler usually has more snow but it is closer to the coast and has a warmer and wetter environment, and there could be some rain at any time of year followed by freezing temperatures that create icy ski runs. At Sun Peaks the temperature usually goes below freezing in November and doesn't get above freezing until mid to late March. - The village at Sun Peaks is better than the villages at other ski areas in the interior of BC but it cannot compare to Whistler. When I was young a weekend in Whistler was really something to look forward to ("Babe-a-lonia" to young guys) but now I'm married with kids and I prefer Sun Peaks. I think John from the UK who didn't like the lifts at Sun Peaks must have been skiiing on some of the older ones, in particular the Burfield chair which was the longest in North America when it was installed in the 1960s. It accesses some great terrain but it has not been upgraded and it takes 22 minutes from bottom to top, although there are plans to terminate it at mid-station because the top will be accessed by the relocated Crystal chair. The high-speed detachable lifts are Sundance, Sunburst and Morrissey. Unlike him, I think the prices at Sun Peaks are fairly average for North American ski resorts and much lower than at Whistler. The village has a decent selection of restaurants but his comment about disappointing après-ski is accurate if he is looking for nightlife other than a couple of pubs that clear out fairly early. Sun Peaks is a 4 hour drive for me, but my wife and kids and I go there for about 3 or 4 weekends during ski season. The other BC interior ski areas that I like are Silver Star and Big White, but compared to them Sun Peaks is an hour less driving time each way from Vancouver, has more difficult runs and usually has better conditions, and has a nicer village and amenities. Revelstoke is a great and very challenging ski resort but for me it's too far for weekend trips.

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  • Bob (4th May 2020)

    I live in Vancouver and have skied in most of BC's ski areas. Every ski area in BC gets compared to Whistler,...

  • John (3rd March 2020)

    I'm from the UK and this is probably the worst out dated ski resort I've skied in 20 years, 1,the lifts are...

  • William O (11th January 2020)

    Seems like grooming is not being adequately performed this year. For example grooming was done on the ninth about 6pm with snow...

  • Christine (3rd January 2020)

    Great family resort with a cute village. Most of the properties are ski-in/ski-out. Lots of terrain with something for everyone and short...

  • Tim (20th December 2019)

    We had a couple of weeks skiing in SP and never got bored. There’s enormous variety of runs if you’re prepared to...

  • JY (13th March 2019)

    Snow is always in great condition, groomers are perfectly maintained, if powder day enough terrain over the 3 mountains to put a...

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