Top reasons to Ski Sun Peaks in March

Longer days, warmer weather, quality snow and uncrowded slopes, here’s our top reasons to consider Sun Peaks for a late season Ski Holiday.

Bluebird days and Fresh Powder

March at Sun Peaks brings warmer temperatures and fresh snow with deep powder stashes for everyone to enjoy. Featuring an impressive 4,270 acres of skiable terrain, 137 runs, a 10 acre terrain park and over 37km of nordic trails, Sun Peaks is the second largest ski resort in Canada.

Here you can explore powder filled bowls, groomed cruisers, glades and deep steeps spread across three mountains all accessible from the ski in ski out village; Mount Morrisey, Mount Tod and Sundance.

Skiers on one of the 135 runs

No crowds. No Lines. More Ski Time

March is a quieter month that delivers loads of sunshine, powder days and unlimited opportunities to enjoy the mountain experience at Sun Peaks.  Lifts stay open longer and with fewer people on the slopes you will spend less time in the lift lines and the longer hours allow more time to practice your skills on uncrowded slopes.

Warmer temperatures

With 2,000 hours of sunshine each year, it’s called Sun Peaks for a reason! The milder temperatures at this time of year mean you have more time for après ski sun sessions, to enjoy the breathtaking Canadian scenery and try different things during you day on the mountain. Don’t forget your sunscreen and lip balm and watch out for a google tan!

Fresh tracks

You can be the first on the mountain with a Sun Peaks First Tracks Experience.  Start your morning with hot chocolate, a lift to the top and exclusive use of the Crystal chairlift and surrounding terrain to be the first to lay fresh tracks in soft spring snow.

First Tracks at Sun Peaks
Catching the chair up for First Tracks

Improve your snow skills

In March, the snow tends to be softer and this is an ideal time to brush up on your skiing and riding skills with a lesson at the Sun Peaks Sports School. From private lessons, group lessons or special programmes, learn from friendly and knowledgeable instructors who will make sure your experience on the snow is a fun and memorable one. Even better is that Sun Peaks is set up for easy progression, with beginner runs accessible from every lift making it easy to learn and advance.

Listening to a guide on the free mountain tour

Free mountain tours 

What better way to explore the mountain at this time of year than with some of Sun Peaks finest outdoor enthusiasts on a free Sun Host Mountain Tour. Along the way they will share their local knowledge and insider tips from the best food hot spots to where you can find hidden powder stashes.

Outdoor Family Fun

From gliding downhill on tubes, a thrilling dog sled adventure, fat biking or learning to ice fish, when you need a break from the slopes, there are lots of events and activities going on to enjoy in the warmer weather. The Sundance Kids Centre will keep children under 5 entertained with movies, crafts and games and even Kids Yoga, a 30-minute session of fun yoga inspired stretching. Or for a family night out, head to the ice skating rink.  At Sun Peaks there is family fun for all generations.

Snow Tubing at Sun Peaks
Snow Tubing is fun for the whole family

Snow Groomer Rides

The fun continues after the slopes close. Jump on the cat groomer with the Sun Peaks grooming team and see them work their magic on the slopes preparing ski runs for the next day.

Snow groomer tours
Enjoy the ride in a snow groomer

Après sessions in the sun

Ski and work on your google tan!  Warmer temperatures and longer hours at this time of year mean you can enjoy après ski in the fresh sunshine! With the village centre at the heart of the resort, you don’t have to go far to find a après ski spot perfect for you.  From charming cafés to lounges, pubs and restaurants there are over 20 eateries for you to choose from.

Après ski at Sun Peaks
Enjoying the après ski

Snowshoes and S’mores after dark

Keep the fun going into the night and discover the beauty of Sun Peaks when the sun has gone down on a Moonlight Snowshoe & S’mores Tour. Strap on snowshoes, turn on your headlamp and set out through the snow-covered trees along Mt. Morrisey. Around an open campfire, roast marshmallows with chocolate and graham crackers (S’mores), drink hot apple cider and breathe in the fresh Canadian air under a star covered sky.

Snowshoe and S’mores Hike

From your bed to the slopes

At Sun Peaks the ski slopes are literally on your doorstep. The intimate style village offers the convenience of a true ski in ski out resort where you can ski right through the village to the lifts to enjoy more time skiing.  Renowned as one of Canada’s best ski in ski out resorts, Sun Peaks village offers a vast array of accommodation with something to suit everyone.

Skiing and boarding through the village

To book a beyond ordinary ski/board experience to Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada including flights, transfers, accommodation, lift passes and activities call the Active Travel Experts at travel&co NZ Toll-Free: 0800 555 035 or click here for our latest offers.

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