Sun Peaks Resort, Canada

Sun, snow & more snow

With 3 mountains all leading into the resort, and over 4000 acres of terrain of all types, for all levels, this is one of British Columbia’s – and Canada’s – premier winter sports destinations.

The snow record at Sun Peaks Resort is second to none, and every season it enjoys endless days of the most amazing champagne powder. Add this to over 2000 hours of annual sunshine that give the resort its name, and lifts right on your doorstep, you are without doubt guaranteed the most enjoyable, exciting all mountain experience of your life.

Why Sun Peaks?

There’s a very good reason we’ve been running ski and snowboard instructor courses at Sun Peaks Resort for over 6 years – it’s a truly world class ski area.

In addition to the exceptional ski school, fantastic snow and over 2000 hrs of sunshine every year, Sun Peaks Resort boasts the second largest skiable area in Canada. With perfectly groomed slopes, powder bowls, park and backcountry options to suit all styles and abilities. Students on our Sun Peaks Resort courses can learn to be ski instructors or snowboard instructors in a winter paradise.

Food & Entertainment

Skiing and apres-ski have one very important thing in common: they should never be done on an empty stomach. So don’t worry – on your instructor training course, we feed you breakfast and dinner everyday. A breakfast buffet at the Cahilty Restaurant every morning includes a selection of cereals, fruits, and traditional cooked Canadian food.
Your evening meal is taken at either the Cahilty Restaurant, serving typical no-nonsense North American cuisine like ribs and burgers; at the Bella Italia serving pizzas, pastas and salads; or at Powder Hounds where the food has a Canadian/German flavour, with steaks and wiener schnitzel.

Sun Peaks Resort is a purpose-built ski resort village, with shops, supermarket, bars and cafes. It’s small enough for you to get to know the locals, and large enough for you to party!

Winter Sports recommend: if there’s one thing the Canadians do well (apart from skiing) it’s a bar & grill. Check out the usual instructor haunts of Bottoms and Masa’s.


The Hearthstone Lodge

This beautiful, European styled hotel provides everything you need to make your stay during your ski & snowboard instructor training course relaxing and comfortable. The Hearthstone enjoys the best of both worlds, with ski-in, ski-out doorstep snow, and prime location at the heart of the village.

The en-suite rooms at the Hearthstone Lodge accommodate 2-3 people per room and have a kitchen containing a refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, and cooker top. Free high-speed internet is available in every room.

After a hard day’s training soak in one of the two luxurious outdoor hot tubs while taking in views of the mountains Sun Peaks Resort.

If you still have energy to spare, work it out in the fully equipped fitness suite.

Call us on +44(0) 1736 763 402 to discuss accommodation for your trip

The Stats

Resort height: 1,255m (4,116′)
Highest summit: 2,152m (7,060′) Mt. Tod
Winter season: November to April
Annual snowfall: 600cm (237″) of powder

Highest lift: 2,080m (6,824′)
No. of lifts: 12
3 high speed quad chairlifts, 2 quad chairlifts, 1 triple chairlift, 6 surface lifts

Mountain restaurants: 2
Skiable vertical: 882m
Bowls: 2 alpine bowls
Terrain park: 10-acre Rockstar Energy Terrain Park
Cross country: 37.8km of groomed/track set and 17km of backcountry trails

Terrain type

No. of trails
0 ac
Skiable area
49 km
Longest run

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