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 late summer and fall, you can explore the rugged peaks on hiking and mountain biking trails that lie within walking distance of your room. You'll have no trouble hitting the slopes come winter, thanks to ski-in, ski-out access to trails on Mount Morrisey.
- Skiing season: The end of November through the first week of April
- Number of trails: 125 across three mountains—Tod, Sundance, and Morrisey
- Tee off: The resort's 18-hole, high-altitude golf course stays open through September 30.
- Raise your glass: There are more than 120 wineries in the region.
- 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 and Hiking Trails Steps from Charming Resort Town
Breathtaking mountain scenery surrounds Sun Peaks on all sides. The resort town has ski-in, ski-out access to nearly 3,700 acres of downhill slopes, which open for skiing in late November. To orient yourself, you can take a tour of the trails with Olympic champion and Canadian Senator Nancy Greene. Other winter activities available include ice-skating and dogsled tours.
From late June through Labor Day, hikers and bikers rule the mountains. The resort has 16 hiking and 35 mountain biking trails, reachable via the Sunburst Chairlift. There's also an 18-hole golf course that sits nearly 4,000 feet (1,200m) above sea level; the course stays open through September 30.
It's worth spending some time exploring Sun Peaks's village, where you'll find pedestrian-only walkways lined with gingerbread buildings housing boutiques, restaurants, and wine bars. Getting around is a breeze on the free bus service that runs throughout the resort. Once the slopes open, numerous village businesses offer ski-in, ski-out access.