Northeast of Kamloops, the Sun Peaks nordic trail system has 36km of groomed cross country ski trails along with 17km of backcountry touring routes.
The Sun Peaks nordic centre is located near the base of the Morrisey Express chairlift and the Umbrella Cafe, which are both near Parking Lot #5. There are trailheads located at the Covered Bridge near the Village Day Lodge, and from both ends of Parking Lot #5.
To reach the cross-country skiing at Sun Peaks by air, fly into either Kamloops airport (YKA) or Kelowna airport (YLW), which are served by major airlines. There is usually regular shuttle bus service from the airports to the resort, but make sure to confirm that it will be meeting your specific flight. The shuttle buses take about an hour.
To reach the cross-country skiing at Sun Peaks from Kamloops, head east on Trans Canada Highway 1 to the Highway 5 exit for Jasper. Head north on Highway 5 for three traffic lights to Heffly Creek turn-off (about 20 minutes). Turn right onto the Heffley Creek turn-off and continue to the General Store. Turn left following Sun Peak signs up the mountain into the resort village (about 25 minutes).
Overall, Sun Peaks Nordic is the 16th most popular cross country ski area of all 47 Nordic ski destinations in British Columbia. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Sun Peaks Nordic including Lac Le Jeune Resort, Woody Life and Stake Lake Trails.
Local Contacts: Sun Peaks (250) 578-7842; BC Visitors (800) 435-5622; Canadian Tourism (800) 577-2266; Cross-Country BC Assoc. (604) 545-9600; Avalanche Info (604) 290-9333
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Accent Inn, Kamloops (250) 374-8877; South Thompson Inn, Kamloops (800) 797-7713
Luxury Loding: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
Breakfast Restaurant: Tod Mountain Cafe, Sun Peaks
Reference Source: click here http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/
GPS: 50.882455, -119.86954
Date Published: 12/31/2015
Date Updated: 9/20/2018
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