Canadian Living Magazine announced their ‘10 Best Ski Destinations’ on Jan. 4, with Sun Peaks ranking second for its popularity with families and seasoned skiers and its abundant opportunities for alpine and Nordic skiing. Sun Peaks found itself in good company with Whistler Blackcomb taking number one.
Based on a formula including reader and guest impressions, ski enthusiasts’ advice and their own favourite places, Sun Peaks say they are excited to be endorsed by another reader based poll.
“Leading North American travel publications like Canadian Living and Conde Nast Traveller have recognized the multi-faceted benefits that set the Sun Peaks experience above others,” said Christopher Nicolson, President of Tourism Sun Peaks.
“Massive ski terrain and plentiful dry snow are two critical assets to Sun Peaks’ reputation. But the quality and convenience of the ski-in ski-out village, diversity of shops and restaurants, and genuine friendliness of the locals are often unexpected by our guests. It quickly leads to a relaxed and home-like familiarity that is in large part why Sun Peaks’ single biggest market is the return guest.”
Also factored into the ranking is Sun Peaks’ non-ski and kid friendly activities and events.
“We are seeing more guests visit solely for winter activities such as cross country skiing, dogsledding, snowmobiling or snowshoeing,” says Nicolson. “It makes for a great winter holiday or a family gathering for those that do not ski or snowboard.”
Current and Upcoming Events:
• 15th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Festival of Wine – January 12 to 20
• Adaptive Snow Sport Festival – February 1 and 2
• 2nd Annual Bluebird Day Banked Slalom – February 17