Just a short 45 minutes drive from Kamloops lies Sun Peaks, one of the best ski resorts in British Columbia. There's something for everyone on the mountain from the runs, to the park to the village. The skiing and snowboarding is fantastic. For beginners there are long, mellow runs with plenty of space to practice turns, carving and stop to take breaks (Sundance Express and Sunburst Express). For intermediates, there's an entire mountain that has nothing but blue runs and tree runs for days (Morrisey Express). For advanced riders and skiers, go up Burfield for nothing but open steeps, cliffs and slack country. Speaking of slack country, Sun Peaks resort actually embraces those looking to explore. Not only do they show some hikes on their alpine trail map, they even have guided tours for those who have never tried before. The best part is that the lines are nearly non-existent during off peak times. Our group never had to wait longer than a couple of minutes to get on the main express lifts and at the further away lifts, Morrisey, Burfield and Orient, there were literally no lines. At times it felt like we had the entire ski resort to ourselves. Aside from the skiing and snowboarding the village is filled other activities, bars and restaurants for when the lifts close down. In terms of restaurants you can find pretty much any food you're craving, there's everything from Italian restaurants to Japaneses restaurants to Canadian bistros. If you're tired from skiing and full from eating, there's guided tours, skating, snowshoeing, tubing and more to experience. Being a fully functioning town there are also ample amenities including a grocery store, liquor store, gift shops and even a spa. The only real negative about the resort is the distance from major cities. Being a 5 hour drive from Vancouver and 7 hour drive from Calgary, if you're coming from outside of the BC or the PNW the most convenient way to get to the resort is by flying into Vancouver or Calgary then connecting to Kamloops' small airport and taking a bus to Sun Peaks. If you want a big resort experience without long lines, you can't go wrong with Sun Peaks. There's something for everyone and enough to keep you busy for your entire trip and then some. I will definitely be going back one day.
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I love the early and late season skiing. An essential slope to visit. Start skiing in October and finish in July! July 4th on the beach was an amazing experience.
Some of the best skiing vibes and conditions I’ve ever experienced. Wide range of terrain and it super cool being able to ski from Evergreens to Aspens all in the same resort. Definitely one of my top 5 ski resorts out west!
Living in Southern California, mammoth mountain is the best, closet ski resort that provides you with the most value and best experience. With its powder runs and variety of experience runs, nothing could be more perfect!
If your into skiing over miller light pounder cans thrown off the lifts and paying 65$ to go down a hill the size of a real resorts training hill this is the place for you
Was a great day. The kids think that the bunny slopes where rad. I want to try out the great snowboarding on the back side next time out. One love
Sierra at tahoe is a great resort for beginners and beyond. The instructors are excellent and will have you skiing in no time. There are many slopes to practice on to improve your skill. It is a great friendly local resort.
Arapahoe Basin is truly one of the world's finest ski areas for more advanced skiers. The terrain is amazing and you can find steep and deep, trees or even some groomers. Located on the continental divide in Colorado A-Basins season starts early and runs into June! If you are on Ikon and planning a ski trip to Colorado do your self a favor and check out "The Legend" Arapahoe Basin
A great family vacation for east coast mountains, this place and snowshoe are probably the closest thing you can get to an actual big mountain on the east unless you go up past NY.
Excellent mountain with many advanced runs. Not too good for a beginner because even on the green runs there are people who are advanced riders riding on it to get to the more challenging terrain, this causes the green runs to become crowded and hard to learn on.