In mountainous British Columbia, not far from Kamloops – the town famed for being on the route of the Rocky Mountaineer train – you’ll find the glorious Sun Peaks Village and Ski Resort. Here’s where to stay, all bookable on Culture Trip.
With miles of fabulous skiing routes found on the Tod, Morrisey and Sundance mountains during the winter, Sun Peaks is an adventure traveler’s dream. Alpine and Nordic skiing, along with snowboarding, are all popular here – as well as many adventurous summer alternatives including mountain biking, hiking and golf. The village has plenty of eateries and bars providing fuel and a place for après ski socializing, along with a variety of rustic-chic lodging.
This lodge is considered one of the best ski-in, ski-out hotels in the Sun Peaks Resort, just steps away from the slopes, trails and the golf course. One of the most popular ways to unwind – especially for the après ski crowd – is the hotel’s oversized outdoor hot tub. Many other great amenities on site include the Bottoms Bar and Grill with its “Keeping It Real” vibe and a unique blend of urban and Victorian decor. The Bolacco Caffé and Vertical Café are some great options for fresh juice and java to set you up the next morning.
The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel is styled with luxury in mind – showcasing bronze-themed decor that’s both warm and inviting, and many of the spacious rooms boasting stunning views over the mountains and village. This hotel also has a refreshing take on hospitality, as high-end service is what Sun Peaks Grand Hotel is all about – including perks such as free ski and bike storage. There are other exceptional amenities including a year-round heated outdoor pool and three hot tubs – plus an up-to-date fitness center.
If you’re keen on more than a short stay in Sun Peaks, then the ownership model of the Residences is just for you. These attractive apartments have their own fireplace, kitchen, dining room and separate bedrooms – and you’ll have access to private hot tubs with special mountain views as well as the hotel’s pool and health club. Enjoy the popular Mantles Restaurant with its fresh, local ingredients and farm-to-table ethos – while Morrisey’s Public House offers a convivial atmosphere for après ski or, depending on your mood, just a quiet drink by the fire.
Offering a European-style atmosphere, this traditional property’s backyard nestles up to the mountains, providing the perfect alpine environment. The popular hotel has light-filled accommodation, stripped down and modern, yet with a rustic mountain-cabin vibe. Eateries, cafes and shops are literally on your doorstep – along with the chair lifts – making this accommodation very desirable for its location. There is free ski and golf storage available, plus outdoor hot tubs for that ideal après ski activity – with lockers, changing rooms and towels available as you need them.
Possibly one of the most famous people – let alone skiers – in Canada is Olympic Champion Nancy Greene. Nancy has also had a successful career as a ski hotel operator, and is hands-on with the Cahilty Hotel in British Columbia – and is, of course, active in promoting skiing in Sun Peaks as the Director of Skiing. Her property offers traditional styling, but its USP is the variety and size of studios and suites on offer, most with kitchenettes and several with two bedrooms. The location is ideal – not just for the slopes, but for fine dining and shopping in the nearby village.
This brand-new, squeaky clean property with its bright, spacious and contemporary rooms and furnishings is a practical choice for your winter holiday. The Burfield is just minutes from the chairlift which takes you straight to the top of the mountain. There are all types of skiing on offer here, including snowboarding. For Nordic enthusiasts, the many excellent trails and the Morrisey Express chairlift offer access to backcountry terrain and scenic views of the Holy Cow trail. There’s even heli-skiing when you want to experience pristine snow.
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