Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
While downhill skiers and snowboarders are provided some of the best terrain and finest ski facilities at Sun Peaks, the resort also caters to the needs of cross-country skiers.
Approximately 31km/19mi of groomed and track set trails, plus 14km/9mi of ungroomed backcountry loops through the wilderness await skiers of all of experience levels.
Routes are accessible from trailheads located at the Morrisey Platter, at the base of the Morrisey Express chairlift, and Parking Lot 5.
Groomed cross-country ski trails are clearly marked beginner, intermediate, or advanced. One of the more popular beginner trails is McGillivary Lake Trail, which can be accessed from the eastern end of the village. Although there is some uphill involved, the slope is gentle and does not cause problems on the return trip down. There is a warming hut at the end of the trail by McGillivary Lake.
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1280 Alpine Rd
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
Sun Peaks is located in BC's sunny interior, just a 4.25 hr drive or quick flight from Vancouver. As BC's second largest ski area with 1,471 ha (3,678 ac) of skiable terrain, there's diversity for the beginner to the expert across 3 mountains, including 2 alpine bowls and 14 glade areas. For a break off the slopes, guests can enjoy dog sled and snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours and rentals, an outdoor skating rink, tube park, heated swimming pool and more! The beautiful alpine village is encompassed by the terrain in a unique 360 degree layout for easy access throughout the day. Lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, the ski-through, pedestrian village provides perhaps the most memorable aspect of this perfect family holiday.
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