Facilities & Services

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Most of the Sun Peaks ski resort facilities and services are situated at the main base of the ski resort or in the main street of the village, which is just a stone’s throw (or quick slide) away. The layout of the village is fantastic and makes access to the lifts and amenities really convenient. Getting ski rentals or getting to child care or ski school from your accommodation is super easy and is one of the reasons that Sun Peaks is so popular with families.

Sun Peaks Ski Rentals and Snowboard Hire

The Sun Peaks Rentals shop is located in the Village Day Lodge at the base of the main lifts. It’s reasonably small and has kids ski rentals and snowboard gear, as well as beginner to mid performance equipment rentals. The other resort owned shop is Fall Line in the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel building, which has performance ski rentals and snowboard gear. The rates for Sun Peaks ski rentals are very reasonable, both for standard and performance gear.

Sun Peaks has a few privately owned rental shops, which assists in the maintenance of the competitive prices. Jardine’s has both ski and snowboard rentals. McSportie’s specialises in alpine and cross country (Nordic) ski rentals, but they also have snowboard gear for hire. McSportie’s also has a great reputation for high quality equipment tuning and repairs.

Facilities for Children

Sun Peaks has child minding services for children aged 18 months to 5 years of age. The Sundance Kids Centre is conveniently located at the main base of the ski resort. Child care programs are either for the full day (including lunch), half day, or by the hour. The rates are quite reasonable and are in line with child care prices at other BC ski resorts such as Big White and Silver Star.

Sun Peaks Ski School

Sun Peaks has ski and snowboard lessons for both kids and adults, and the ski school also provides snowbike lessons. The ski and snowboard lessons are rated by ability from 1 (for beginners) up to 5 (for experts), although the expert groups are not really for “experts”.

Sun Tots (ages 3 to 7) provide 1:1 private lessons for 1 or 3 hour blocks, and this can be combined with child care. Sun Kids is for ages 6 to 12 (snowboard lessons for 8 to 12 years only) and the format for group lessons is either for a full day or half day.

The adult and youth programs are for ages 13 and up. Group lessons are 2 hours in duration. The other option is private lessons which can be 1 hour, 2 hour, half day, or for the full day. The Sun Peaks ski school also has first timer packages that incorporate a lesson, rentals and lift ticket for the learner area.

The rates for Sun Peaks ski school are quite reasonable and very similar to other BC ski resorts such as Big White and Silver Star.

Ski Tours

The ambassador of Sun Peaks is Nancy Greene, an Olympic gold medallist and Canadian senator. When she’s not busy with politics (e.g. weekends, holidays) she runs tours of the mountain at 1pm. Look for signs at the bottom and top of the Sunburst Chairlift as to whether the tour is on. She’ll take you to some of her favourite spots around the mountain, but you’ll need to be able to keep up! Unfortunately I don’t think she wears her characteristic red powder suit anymore!

Alternatively take a tour with the Sun Hosts – they are excellent!

Eating On Mountain

Bento’s is a massive family oriented day lodge at the main base of the ski resort. The cafeteria has a large range of quick meals, and you can also brown bag it there. The lodge has lockers to store your picnic and they also have WiFi.

Sunburst Lodge is located mid-mountain at the top of the Sunburst Express chairlift. They are famous for their cinnamon buns and when you ski past you can’t help but be lured in by the aroma of them cooking. The buns are really yummy but they’re massive, American sized massive, and this is all you’ll need for lunch! Of course the lodge also sells a range of other lunch and snack items. This lodge is rather small so it can be hard to find a seat, although on nice days there’s extra space out on the deck where you can watch people ripping the bumps on Headwalls.

At the base of the Mt Morrisey chair is the small Umbrella Café that sells light fare and beverages.

For table service you can head to Masa’s Bar and Grill which is located in the Village Day Lodge. Or considering that the Sun Peaks village is ski-in ski-out you can also easily get lunch or a snack at any of the cafes and restaurants in the village. See the Sun Peaks restaurants page for more information.
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