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The three mountains that make up the area known as Sun Peaks provide more than 4,000 skiable acres, earning it bragging rights as the second largest ski area in Canada. That’s roughly six miles of near-perfect powder, steep slopes, and unbelievable backcountry that’s ripe for the taking. While the stats sound great, that's not even the best part. At Sun Peaks, you’re guaranteed low lift lines, minimal crowds, and plenty of big adventures, granting you access to a pristine winter wonderland that's all your own. After all, it's not called the Great White North for nothing.

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Despite being one of the largest ski areas in Canada and one of the top rated resorts in North America, packed mountains and long lift lines are virtually obsolete at Sun Peaks. You have complete freedom to practice your turns or moguls without judgement or feeling like you're going to run into someone. Don’t be surprised if you see skiing royalty on the slopes either. The resort is a big favorite among the pros, like Olympic Gold Medalist Nancy Greene, who has been known to meet visitors at the top of the mountain for a run or two.

Photo Credit: Kelly Funk via Sun Peaks Resort

Bring the Whole Family

You’ll quickly learn that Sun Peaks is all about the experience and there is something for everyone. Activity options include skiing, snowboarding, dogsledding, and snowshoeing, and it’s rapidly becoming a haven for Nordic skiing, as well. Sun Peaks’ trail system and near-perfect weather conditions give outdoor enthusiasts unique access to endless backcountry terrain to explore. While one of the most popular is the Holy Cow Trail (as in “Holy cow, this is amazing!”), there are plenty of dog and kid-friendly routes too.

Photo Credit: Kelly Funk via Sun Peaks Resort

Make it a Package Deal

If you could choose any weekend to go, time your visit to coincide with the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival. From January 13 to 22, village restaurants pull out all the stops to create special menus designed to highlight the local British Columbian wines. Special events include wine crawls, moonlight snowshoe tours (with mulled wine!), and chocolate and wine pairings. Now we'll toast to that!