Sun Peaks Resort has to be one of the most underrated places on Earth. It’s the second largest ski resort in Canada (only topped by Whistler Blackcomb) with 4,270 acres of glorious, British Columbian terrain. Combine that with an average annual snowfall of 237 inches, and you’ve got yourself a ridiculous amount of powder skiing just waiting to be had.
Mostly focused on intermediate and expert skiers (10% beginner, 58% intermediate, 32% expert), the terrain at Sun Peaks has no shortage of challenges. Its two alpine bowls are particularly attractive for avid shredders, while tons of steep runs and gladed zones make for a great variety that suit just about anyone with a penchant for turning up the speed dial. Beginners shouldn’t feel counted out, though, as numerous surface lifts and a mellow base area provide prime learning zones.
Off the hill, Sun Peaks has a European-style village with loads of shops and restaurants to keep you occupied around the clock. And outside of the village is vast wilderness in which you can indulge in all sorts of undertakings, from snowmobiling to dog sledding. The place is a full-on winter paradise that’s under-the-radar and tons of fun to shred.
Keep your eyes peeled for Coors Light Snowbombing, rolling through Sun Peaks April 6-10; Europe’s largest and most popular snow and music festival is coming to North America for the first time, and it’s not to be missed.