Over 34 kilometers of impeccably groomed and track-set trails are accessible right from Sun Peaks village and also from the Sun Peaks Nordic Centre located at the West end of P5 (parking area 5).
Whereas most Nordic ski clubs depend on their own volunteers to keep the trails in shape, we are fortunate to have trained professionals who groom and trackset the trails through the night so we can enjoy excellent cross country skiing all day.
Most of the Nordic trails at Sun Peaks are groomed daily by Sun Peaks Resort. To see a map of the trail system and to get an up to date report on trail conditions click here.
Sun Peaks Resort has a staff of volunteer Nordic Hosts who patrol the nordic trail system 7 days a week from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The hosts inform skiers of current trail conditions, provide directions and maps, check for trail passes and act as nordic ambassadors for the resort.
All trails can be accessed directly from the village or from Parking Lot 5.
Trail heads are located by the Covered Bridge across from the Village Day Lodge, at the base of the Morrisey Express Chairlift and from both ends of Parking Lot 5.
For an experience that is unique to Sun Peaks, Nordic skiers can ride the Morrisey Express Chairlift for exceptional access to backcountry terrain and scenic mountain views off the Holy Cow ski trail.
The Nordic Centre is located adjacent to the west end of Parking Lot 5, near the base of the Morrisey Express chairlift and the Umbrella Café and is open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Drop in for Nordic information, to warm up, change your boots, and swap stories with fellow enthusiasts. Nordic equipment rentals and ticket sales are also available from the Nordic Centre.
Open daily from 9:00am to 3:30pm, the McGillivray Lake Outpost is a great place to rest, warm up, and use the nearby outhouses.
Backcountry trails are not patrolled and not suitable for those new to the trail system or Nordic skiing. These trails are not machine groomed, and their maintenance and development has been under the auspices of the Kamloops Outdoor Club. These trails are indicated in red on the Nordic Ski Trail map.
To view a map of all trails click here.