Sun Peaks offers family snow fun

Comfortably nestled between the Coastal and Rocky Mountain ranges, the community of Sun Peaks.

Comfortably nestled between the Coastal and Rocky Mountain ranges, lies the B.C. Interior mountain community of Sun Peaks.

Sun Peaks is the second largest ski area in British Columbia and third largest in Canada. Guests explore a variety of terrain; two alpine bowls, cruising green and blue runs, steep and deep, and loaded with powder. Nordic skiers will find over 30 kilometers of groomed and track set trails, backcountry trails, as well as a rare chairlift accessed Nordic trail.

New Family Ski Camps

Perfect for families looking to expand their skiing skills,-  Sun Peaks Resort is offering two new family ski camps this winter. Continuing the strong tradition of ski racing, the two day Family Race Camp will have every member of the family improving within a safe learning environment. The camp also includes entry into the popular Friday Race Series. The camp runs Wednesday to Thursday from Jan. 8 to March 20, 2014. Guests can also choose to discover challenging terrain beyond the corduroy, working to improve turns on steeps, glades, powder and moguls in the three day Off-Piste Camp. Dedicated coaches blend technical instruction, local knowledge and skiing tactics to develop all-mountain skills increasing confidence and taking guests’ skiing to the next level. This camp runs Monday to Wednesday from Dec. 23, 2013 to Feb. 19, 2014.

New Guided Backcountry Snowshoe Adventure

Explore a beautiful 12 kilometers of snowshoe trails starting from the central village leading out through snowy backcountry forest and meadows, arriving at the stunning frozen McGillivray Lake. Lead by an experienced local guide, hikers learn about the environmental surroundings and history of the area. The journey treks through the natural habitat of the Canadian lynx, the wolf, the snowshoe hare and other elusive creatures. Once at the lake, guests enjoy a picnic lunch and hot apple cider at the McGillivray Lake Outpost. The five hour tour includes over 1,500 feet of elevation gain on the journey to McGillivray Lake. The challenge is rewarded by epic views and a taste of true Canadian wilderness.