The 2nd Biggest resort in Canada. 4200 acres of skiable terrain.

Officially the sunniest resort in BC, considered Whistlers beautiful sister, over 127 gladed runs through variable terrain, testing everyone from beginner to expert.

With bluebird days, fluffy dry powder and slope-side accommodation its easy to understand why its continually picked as the top 3 resorts to visit in North America.

Sun Peaks – Mountain

Located under an hour’s drive away (61km) from Kamloops airport and town in British Columbia, Sun Peaks is situated at Tod Mountain in the Columbia Mountain range. Located in interior B.C, Sun Peaks is sheltered from the wet and cloudy conditions of coastal mountains. With over 2000 sunshine hours each year, vast and varied terrain and regular fresh snowfall – totalling 6 metres each year – Sun Peaks is the perfect mix of light, dry powder and bluebird days.


Drone view of sunpeaks on sunny day


Sun Peaks – Resort

We’ve been running our ski and snowboard instructor courses at Sun Peaks Resort for over 11 years. There’s an excellent reason why. It’s a truly world class ski area.

Sun Peaks boasts the second largest skiable area in Canada. With perfectly groomed slopes, powder bowls, Alpine trees, steeps, park and backcountry options to suit all styles and abilities. Ski-in/ski-out hotels in the village centre provide easy access to the main chairlifts to get you onto the mountain quicker.

The town is a compact, friendly and family resort, with enough amenities such as restaurants, bars and retail stores for ski and snowboard equipment. There is also a pharmacy, supermarket and liquor store.

The variety of terrain and accommodation proximity make Sun Peaks an ideal place to take your Ski or Snowboard Instructor course for your gap year, time out, or career development.


sunpeaks village lit up in colourful lights at night




Location Statistics

Resort height: 1,255m (4.116”)
Highest summit: 2,150m
Winter season: 600cm of powder
Bowls: 2 alpine bowls
Terrain park: 10-acre Rockstar Energy Terrain Park
Cross Country: 378km of groomed / track set and 17km
Option in the cms to add more: Option in the cms to add more:
Trials at this resort
KM Longest run
47 %
53 %

Sun Peaks – Snow School

Sun Peaks snow school is one of the largest in B.C. It employs a variety of quality instructors, from new Winter Sports graduates to seasoned higher-level instructors. Your Winter Sports instructor course will be given by some of Canada’s most experienced CASI and CSIA’s Level 3 and 4 instructors. You will be in the best hands, especially doing an Internship at the snow school.

Sun Peaks Snow School

Sun Peaks is also a centre of excellence for Canadian Adaptive Sports (CADS), which you can opt to become qualified in as one of our bolt-ons.

Sun Peaks Adaptive Sports


Sun Peaks – Activities

Other snow-related activities are available at Sun Peaks. Ski with the knowledgeable Sun Host mountain guide tours, or head over to the Morrisey side for Nordic cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. There is an ice skating rink and the Alpine Fitness centre. Gentler activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides through the village or walking the snowy Valley trails through alpine forest snow-clad trees.

Finally, why not visit the Spa and Wellness centre and Sun Peaks Yoga, refreshing and relaxing the body to boost your performance on the slopes!

Check out the Sun Peaks website for more details.

Sun Peaks Activities


Snow School

Our courses in Sun Peaks

Here are some of our most popular courses at Sun Peaks. Click the tabs to learn more.

18 Week CSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor Internship

Our CSIA level 3 ski instructor internship is a full-season programme designed for ski instructors already qualified to level 2 in a CSIA recognised body. Places are minimal, so early application is recommended.

9 week All Mountain Performance

For those who are intent on driving their skills to deal with all that the mountain throws at you Ease into the experience with a fast-paced 2-week Level 1 training program to bolster your foundations, preparing you for the Level 1 exams.

“Priceless Experience”

Win – 17 Apr 2022

” had a wonderful 18 weeks experience at Sun Peaks, Canada in 21-22 season, accomplishing everything I set out to do. Very big thanks to all the awesome people of Wintersports for making it all happen.”

Book Your Course Today

Book your Ski Instructor course today for only £3700 and go to Canada from 29th November 2021 to December 23rd 2021