Ski Resort Sun Peaks Resort in the Northern British Columbia: Position on map

Review Sun Peaks Resort: Expert Skiing

Category Advanced: Official review by Snow-Online.com
  • Big ski resort
  • Enough runs for experts
  • Great variety of runs
  • Partly outdated lifts
  • No ski circuit
Advanced 9 / 10
Overall score: 78 / 100

Unlimited Powder Experience: 135 Runs to Explore

Endless options for advanced and expert skiers and riders? You get them all at Sun Peaks. Canada's second largest ski area offers both wide-open slopes which are groomed to perfection and steep black and double diamond runs that will make your knees tremble and thus totally push your limits and rush your adrenaline.

Assets and Drawbacks

Here, the lift systems that have gotten long in the tooth affect the score negatively as they do in all other test categories. On the other hand, we'd like to mention that the ski resort's ski cross track and race track provide additional variety and new challenges on the snow-covered mountains.

However, there is no such thing as a perfect ski resort – and by that we mean entirely perfect – which means that there is always some room for improvement. So, apart from the outdated ski lifts there are some more facts which make Sun Peak not score fully in this category: Although there are several black and double diamond runs, the choices here are quite limited, especially when compared to other Canadian ski resorts. What's more is the limited amount of tree runs accessible to seasoned skiers who love to glide through fresh powder. Lake Louise and Revelstoke both have more up their sleeves.

Despite all that, Sun Peaks surprises with excellent grooming. Due to the ski resort's large number of trails one would simply not expect the runs to be in such a perfect condition. According to the operators, this is partly ensured by the resort's extensive fleet of groomers, but it's also for the simple reason that the terrain is quite expansive which is why only very few skiers rip down the different hills. As a result, the runs will generally stay well-groomed for most of the day.