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Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

85

Rank in
Region

14

Rank in
State

14

Best time for snow at
Sun Peaks Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Sun Peaks Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 205" per year
Snow Quality Rank

107

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

147

Sun Peaks Resort is ranked No. 147 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

7.8%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.6%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

42.5%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

147

Sun Peaks Resort is ranked No. 147 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

107

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Sun Peaks Resort

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
79
score
37.5
Overall
rank
85
score
61.3
Snow Quality
rank
107
score
53.5

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2894 ft

7060 ft
Base Elevation: 4166 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks' snow record is on the low side for destination resorts. 7.9% of winter days see 6 inches or more of snow, 43% of months see 30 less than inches and 1% of months see 90 inches or more. Snow density is very light in the cold continental climate. Deep powder is rare but lasts a long time in the expansive terrain with low skier density.

Accumulation and Preservation

Sun Peaks' early season record is better than one might expect as most terrain has been picked clean of large obstacles and thus skis well on a 3 foot base. The advanced lower Burfield sector may take longer to attain good coverage. Sun Peaks also has snowmaking good enough to support private World Cup race training in mid-November. Despite frontside south exposure, midwinter snow preservation is very good in the chronically cold and overcast climate. Widespread melt/freeze conditions are likely in March if it is sunny. Sun Peaks like many resorts has its most reliable snow conditions from mid-January to mid-March.