For the past week, the big little resort known as Sun Peaks, tucked away an hour outside Kamloops has been receiving so much snow that it’s on track to break its December snowfall record. By far, one of the hidden mountain gems in British Columbia, Sun Peaks Resort is nearing par for the same amount of snowfall as Whistler for this month. Currently, skiers and riders at Sun Peaks are enjoying amazing snow conditions with 40 cm of deep white powder falling in a 24 hour period earlier this week.
Not Exactly A ‘Normal’ Winter For B.C. Mountains
According to the Director of Mountain Operation for Sun Peaks Resort, Jamie Tattersfield, Sun Peaks is “already 41 per cent above average for new snow and 28 per cent above average for snow base for the month.” It appears that Environment Canada’s prediction of a ‘normal’ winter may be a little off this early into the season. Already this month, two of B.C’s most popular ski resorts are enjoying record snowfall early in the ski season, including Whistler Blackcomb’s early season snow base record. In fact, Whistler is currently at a base of 185 cm with 451 cm of cumulative snow haven already fallen in the past month since the mountain opened officially on November 22nd.
The one big advantage to Sun Peaks is that it’s generally known for having pristine light and dry powder snow compared to Whistler and Vancouver’s Coastal Mountains due to its geographical location in the interior of British Columbia. With a two record snowfalls at both Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks, this winter marks the perfect opportunity to travel to British Columbia for a winter vacation and enjoy some of that champagne power all ski enthusiasts search for.