Hotel at a Glance: Pinnacle Lodge
Pinnacle Lodge sits in the midst of Sun Peaks Resort in the majestic mountains of south-central British Columbia. In the winter, you can explore the rugged peaks of the ski resort—British Columbia’s second largest—thanks to ski-in, ski-out access to trails on Mount Morrisey.
- Skiing season lasts through the first week of April
- Number of trails and glades: 133 across three mountains—Tod, Sundance, and Morrisey; click here to see an interactive map.
- Raise your glass: There are more than 120 wineries in the region.
- Other winter activities: ice skating, dog-sled tours, and snow limos
- In-room amenities: mini refrigerator, balcony, and fireplace
- Complimentary eats: daily breakfast and afternoon tea (included in $16 per day resort fee)
Sun Peaks, British Columbia: Ski Slopes Steps from Charming Resort Town
No matter where you turn in Sun Peaks, you can see the mountains; they tower majestically, seemingly from all angles. The town has ski-in and ski-out access to nearly 3,700 acres of downhill slopes; Olympic champion and Canadian Senator Nancy Greene often leads tours of the trails. After the snow melts in early summer, the mountains come alive with bikers and hikers. You can catch a ride up the mountain with your bike on Sunburst Chairlift, open daily from late June through Labor Day. From the top, there are 36 mountain-biking trails to choose from, plus a dirt-jumping zone.
The chairlift will also drop off hikers at a more moderate elevation, from which they can access 15 hiking trails. From mid-July to mid-August, the vibrant hillside meadows are covered with wildflowers such as tiger lilies and the mauve-colored fireweed. Keep an eye out for resident wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, moose, cougars, and bald eagles.