Snow Report Sun Peaks 2022 – 2023 Plans, Trip Reports, Pics and Conditions.

Astro66

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I'm in. So let's get all the usual, comments, gossip, questions and oh so important, pics to get up in the groove

The Crewlist !

Taipan ... Seasoned Live in.,
Roymond ...... Dec 28 for 16 nights
Lady Penelope ...... Jan 13th. - 27th .... Coast Sundance
Astro ........ Jan 15th - Feb 10th ........ Coast Sundance.
Billy Bill & Pademelon ........... Dates not set prob mid Feb to mid March.
Davec1 ......... Family of 4. Jan 23 - 30 ....... Snow Creek Village
johnski ......... Jan 2 - Jan 11 (2 adults plus kids 5 and 8 ) ..... Coast Sundance
Normo .......... 1st - 15th Feb ...... Coast Sundance
Incider .......... 7th to 21st January ...... Coast Sundance
Tinker ......... Dec 23rd to Jan 26th ....... Stones Throw
JLA ........... 18 Jan to 8 Feb ....... crew total of 9 ..... Trails Edge
Stig ........... 18 Jan to 8 Feb ........ 29 Trappers Landing
Retread ....... Jan 2 - Jan 27 ............ 4 of us. Stones Throw.
Captain Caveman ....... Jan 20 for circa 5 weeks.
Bigmac ......... 29 Jan to 3 Mar........ Stones Throw
Skivet ........ 21st-28th December...... Crew of 11 ...... Sundance Drive
Copakid ......... booked it 3 Jan to 17 ...... Settlers
Retro ...... Jan to March ....... TBA
Sly ...... Weekends TBA.
Lonsdale ...... Mon 30 January to Monday 6 February ....... Timberline
snow75 ...... 26th Jan -13th Feb ... Coast Sundance
Hoodie ........ 21 Jan out 12 Feb ......... Cahilty.
Chalkie .......... 3 to 11 March

Any others at this stage ??

I've filled in dates for the ones I know.

Daily Forumite's meet ups

08:25 ... Sundance Chair (you snooze,... you lose !! ;) )
09:00 ... Loading area for the Bubble Chair
10:45 ... Big Brekkie at Sunburst Lodge (Breakfast menu stops at 11am)

Extreme Team meet ups

14:00 .... Loading area for the Bubble Chair. Will confirm each day in this thread when I'm in town.
(This involves just finding the most challenging terrain. Hunting out any residual powder. And getting to some of the more inaccessible terrain, like Gils, Under the Burf and Father Toms)

Events !!

Dec/Jan ... Forums Ice Hockey trip

Handy links

http://sunpeaksnews.com/
http://www.kamicabs.ca/

Accommodation

Sun Peaks Resort Accommodations Provided by Top of the Mountain

http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/plan-your-trip/accommodations/
http://sunpeaksdirect.com/
http://www.sunpeakscondos.com/
http://www.alluradirect.com/
http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/canada/british-columbia
http://www.3klicksaway.com/vacation-rentals-homes.asp?cat=4741
www.topofthemountain.ca

Food !

http://www.sunpeaksgrocery.com/

The All Important Weather !!

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=xss
http://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/kamloops/v2c/weather-forecast/47165
http://www.yr.no/place/Canada/British_Columbia/Sun_Peaks/

Ski/Board

http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/winter/school/index.aspx
http://www.drivebc.ca/
https://blazerhockey.com/ .. .. All home games start @ 7pm

Worth a look on those “off” days

http://www.bczoo.org/
 
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SUN PEAKS 2022 – 2023


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http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/

I'm in. So let's get all the usual, comments, gossip, questions and oh so important, pics to get up in the groove

The Crewlist !

Taipan ... Seasoned Live in.,
Roymond ...... Dec 28 for 16 nights
Lady Penelope ...... Jan 13th. - 27th .... Coast Sundance
Astro ........ Jan 15th - Feb 10th ........ Coast Sundance.
Billy Bill & Pademelon ........... Dates not set prob mid Feb to mid March.
Davec1 ......... Family of 4. Jan 23 - 30 ....... Snow Creek Village
johnski ......... Jan 2 - Jan 11 (2 adults plus kids 5 and 8 ) ..... Coast Sundance
Normo .......... 1st - 15th Feb ...... Coast Sundance
Incider .......... 7th to 21st January ...... Coast Sundance
Tinker ......... Dec 23rd to Jan 26th ....... Stones Throw
JLA ........... 18 Jan to 8 Feb ....... crew total of 9 ..... Trails Edge
Stig ........... 18 Jan to 8 Feb ........ 29 Trappers Landing
Retread ....... Jan 2 - Jan 27 ............ 4 of us. Stones Throw.
Captain Caveman ....... Jan 20 for circa 5 weeks.
Bigmac ......... 29 Jan to 3 Mar........ Stones Throw
Skivet ........ 21st-28th December...... Crew of 11 ...... Sundance Drive
Copakid ......... booked it 3 Jan to 17 ...... Settlers
Retro ...... Jan to March ....... TBA
Sly ...... Weekends TBA.
Lonsdale ...... Mon 30 January to Monday 6 February ....... Timberline
snow75 ...... 26th Jan -13th Feb ... Coast Sundance
Hoodie ........ 21 Jan out 12 Feb ......... Cahilty.
Chalkie .......... 3 to 11 March

Any others at this stage ??

I've filled in dates for the ones I know.

Daily Forumite's meet ups

08:25 ... Sundance Chair (you snooze,... you lose !! ;) )
09:00 ... Loading area for the Bubble Chair
10:45 ... Big Brekkie at Sunburst Lodge (Breakfast menu stops at 11am)

Extreme Team meet ups

14:00 .... Loading area for the Bubble Chair. Will confirm each day in this thread when I'm in town.
(This involves just finding the most challenging terrain. Hunting out any residual powder. And getting to some of the more inaccessible terrain, like Gils, Under the Burf and Father Toms)

Events !!

Dec/Jan ... Forums Ice Hockey trip

Handy links

http://sunpeaksnews.com/
http://www.kamicabs.ca/

Accommodation

Sun Peaks Resort Accommodations Provided by Top of the Mountain

http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/plan-your-trip/accommodations/
http://sunpeaksdirect.com/
http://www.sunpeakscondos.com/
http://www.alluradirect.com/
http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/canada/british-columbia
http://www.3klicksaway.com/vacation-rentals-homes.asp?cat=4741

Food !

http://www.sunpeaksgrocery.com/

The All Important Weather !!

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=xss
http://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/kamloops/v2c/weather-forecast/47165
http://www.yr.no/place/Canada/British_Columbia/Sun_Peaks/

Ski/Board

http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/winter/school/index.aspx
http://www.drivebc.ca/
https://blazerhockey.com/ .. .. All home games start @ 7pm

Worth a look on those “off” days

http://www.bczoo.org/
please add www.topofthemountain.ca to the accommodation list
 
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Hudson

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Mr Hudson in full attack mode
Mr Hudson is forced to wear his colourful jacket so I can see him when he takes off after a squirrel. It also constrains him a bit so that he's slower.

Found a photo from May 20 2017 of the alpine area. The snow coverage was still sufficient to ski from the Sunburst Chair and above. If I remember, I will take a shot on the same day from the same spot.

Some of the best Alpine skiing but the worst lower elevation skiing is in April. Comparing photos I would say that we could have a viable Alpine season until the Middle of May.
Morrisey to the end of April.

Some day the West Bowl will be serviced by a lift and may make it feasible as the rest of the ski areas close early. Most likely from the start of the Seven Mile (lower Meadow) to the highest point in that bowl. A vast area open to most skiers. Many skiers have never skied that area for various reasons.
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Hudson

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Check out the webcams over the next week. The melt at the village level is on.
There is no build happening there from this point.

I took a drive around the resort for the first time in months. Mostly walk close to home. Lots of construction on the remaining single family lots.

The new developments are progressing nicely. There could be a slew of new rentals coming from the Altitude development next ski season. Two and three bed townhouse units. Good ski-in and ski-out access to the Orient Chair.

You may see them coming to the rental market very soon. A bit of an uphill walk back from the village. It would require a walk across a ski run for the most direct route there.
 

dandandan

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Use virgin points we pay $110 to Calgary.. or Vancouver. Got the points in 4 months. easy.

Sly, we are going onto Calgary and drive back to SP and Vancouver and home, After skiing 10 hills.

Sorry Dandy , not even close mate, honestly do your sums.. Still have to pay bags on WJ.. direct. more $$$ frequents do it all and have the insurance to change flight for free or small amount..
Plenty of discount codes for Westjet that get you econoflex for ~$300AUD, so still better value with cash. YVR - SYD is only 41,900 points and $165 in taxes with Qantas whereas HNL-SYD is 31,500 points and $130 in taxes.
"Sorry Dandy , not even close mate, honestly do your sums.. Still have to pay bags on WJ.. direct. more $$$ frequents do it all and have the insurance to change flight for free or small amount.."

Sums, okay here you go: You can buy the Westjet YVR-HNL econoflex fare for ~$300AUD and you get 1 free checked bag, one time change or cancel for no fee and free standard seat selection. YVR-HNL with QFF points is, 24,500 points, plus AUD$108 in taxes. At 1cent a QFF point, that's the equivalent of $353 YVR-HNL using QFF points. Add in HNL-SYD, which is 31,500 QFF points and $130 in taxes, so YVR-HNL-SYD would be 56,000 QFF points and $238. However, YVR - SYD is only 41,900 points and $165 in taxes with Qantas. So not sure what you mean not even close. Plus in regards to the free cancellation, it might be helpful for people to know that the free classic reward cancellation for Qantas only applies to flights booked before 30 June 2022 and you can change or cancel free of charge until 31 December 2022. After those period fees or points to cancel would apply.

Good if you could quote points and AUD amount in taxes, not just taxes without any points.
 

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Time to get it going !!!!

SUN PEAKS 2022 – 2023


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http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/

I'm in. So let's get all the usual, comments, gossip, questions and oh so important, pics to get up in the groove

The Crewlist !

Taipan ... Seasoned Live in.,
Roymond ...... Dec 28 for 16 nights
Lady Penelope ...... Jan 13th. - 27th .... Coast Sundance
Astro ........ Jan 15th - Feb 10th ........ Coast Sundance.
Billy Bill & Pademelon ........... Dates not set prob mid Feb to mid March.
Davec1 ......... Family of 4. Jan 23 - 30 ....... Snow Creek Village
johnski ......... Jan 2 - Jan 11 (2 adults plus kids 5 and 8 ) ..... Coast Sundance
Normo .......... 1st - 15th Feb ...... Coast Sundance
Incider .......... 7th to 21st January ...... Coast Sundance
Tinker ......... Dec 23rd to Jan 26th ....... Stones Throw
JLA ........... 18 Jan to 8 Feb ....... crew total of 9 ..... Trails Edge
Stig ........... 18 Jan to 8 Feb ........ 29 Trappers Landing
Retread ....... Jan 2 - Jan 27 ............ 4 of us. Stones Throw.
Captain Caveman ....... Jan 20 for circa 5 weeks.
Bigmac ......... 29 Jan to 3 Mar........ Stones Throw
Skivet ........ 21st-28th December...... Crew of 11 ...... Sundance Drive
Copakid ......... booked it 3 Jan to 17 ...... Settlers
Retro ...... Jan to March ....... TBA
Sly ...... Weekends TBA.
Lonsdale ...... Mon 30 January to Monday 6 February ....... Timberline
snow75 ...... 26th Jan -13th Feb ... Coast Sundance
Hoodie ........ 21 Jan out 12 Feb ......... Cahilty.
Chalkie .......... 3 to 11 March

Any others at this stage ??

I've filled in dates for the ones I know.

Daily Forumite's meet ups

08:25 ... Sundance Chair (you snooze,... you lose !! ;) )
09:00 ... Loading area for the Bubble Chair
10:45 ... Big Brekkie at Sunburst Lodge (Breakfast menu stops at 11am)

Extreme Team meet ups

14:00 .... Loading area for the Bubble Chair. Will confirm each day in this thread when I'm in town.
(This involves just finding the most challenging terrain. Hunting out any residual powder. And getting to some of the more inaccessible terrain, like Gils, Under the Burf and Father Toms)

Events !!

Dec/Jan ... Forums Ice Hockey trip

Handy links

http://sunpeaksnews.com/
http://www.kamicabs.ca/

Accommodation

Sun Peaks Resort Accommodations Provided by Top of the Mountain

http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/plan-your-trip/accommodations/
http://sunpeaksdirect.com/
http://www.sunpeakscondos.com/
http://www.alluradirect.com/
http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/canada/british-columbia
http://www.3klicksaway.com/vacation-rentals-homes.asp?cat=4741
www.topofthemountain.ca

Food !

http://www.sunpeaksgrocery.com/

The All Important Weather !!

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=xss
http://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/kamloops/v2c/weather-forecast/47165
http://www.yr.no/place/Canada/British_Columbia/Sun_Peaks/

Ski/Board

http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/winter/school/index.aspx
http://www.drivebc.ca/
https://blazerhockey.com/ .. .. All home games start @ 7pm

Worth a look on those “off” days

http://www.bczoo.org/

Just a reminder, Season Tickets Best Buy pricing available until April 30, 2022.
 
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"Sorry Dandy , not even close mate, honestly do your sums.. Still have to pay bags on WJ.. direct. more $$$ frequents do it all and have the insurance to change flight for free or small amount.."

Sums, okay here you go: You can buy the Westjet YVR-HNL econoflex fare for ~$300AUD and you get 1 free checked bag, one time change or cancel for no fee and free standard seat selection. YVR-HNL with QFF points is, 24,500 points, plus AUD$108 in taxes. At 1cent a QFF point, that's the equivalent of $353 YVR-HNL using QFF points. Add in HNL-SYD, which is 31,500 QFF points and $130 in taxes, so YVR-HNL-SYD would be 56,000 QFF points and $238. However, YVR - SYD is only 41,900 points and $165 in taxes with Qantas. So not sure what you mean not even close. Plus in regards to the free cancellation, it might be helpful for people to know that the free classic reward cancellation for Qantas only applies to flights booked before 30 June 2022 and you can change or cancel free of charge until 31 December 2022. After those period fees or points to cancel would apply.

Good if you could quote points and AUD amount in taxes, not just taxes without any points.
Dandy was mentioned at 25000 pts and whatever $$ , not to concerned , But it stands. The deal is better and cleaner. Will most likely use direct Air Canada link for the kids its cheaper again.
 

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Cahilty vs Hearthstone - what would you choose for a 2 week stay in January with 2 adults and a 4 year old?
 

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Cahilty vs Hearthstone - what would you choose for a 2 week stay in January with 2 adults and a 4 year old?
Hearthstone's ski room is marginally more convenient. It is flat from the room to the snow. Cahilty has some stairs. A relevant factor with a 4 year old. I have stayed in both and don't recall much difference in the standard of the rooms.
 
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Cahilty vs Hearthstone - what would you choose for a 2 week stay in January with 2 adults and a 4 year old?
I haven’t stayed at Cahilty but have seen their rooms, which seem to be quite small (when you have a four year old). Hearthstone do have loft studio apartments and family suites (with bunk beds - a 4yo could sleep in the bottom one). They also have the advantage of a decent kitchen with a full size fridge, and a living area separate to the loft bedroom. Closer to the lifts than Cahilty, which might make a difference with a 4yo who could be having a “moment” in the morning getting out the door. Been there, done that ….
 
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I haven’t stayed at Cahilty but have seen their rooms, which seem to be quite small (when you have a four year old). Hearthstone do have loft studio apartments and family suites (with bunk beds - a 4yo could sleep in the bottom one). They also have the advantage of a decent kitchen with a full size fridge, and a living area separate to the loft bedroom. Closer to the lifts than Cahilty, which might make a difference with a 4yo who could be having a “moment” in the morning getting out the door. Been there, done that ….
Hearthstone locked in. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Hearthstone locked in. Thanks for the advice.
Good choice.
Speak to them early if you can and ask for a mountain facing room or in some cases it will be the village. After 2 weeks you would be pretty tired at looking at the road.
The underground carpark is very big and the roof is high in case you have a pod on your roof. Other hotels aren't so high and you have to take the pod off.
Yes the ski locker is very small and the hot tubs also aren't fantastic.
Coming into the hotel from the slops it's easy to just turn down gentle giant and you can glide right to the door. Coming out in the morning you will have to carry your skis a whole 15 mtrs.
 

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Mountain Collective has early bird tickets including an added 3rd day skiing included. $529 US. Have I read correctly that extra day tickets bought are 50% off? We are only skiing at Sun Peak, is there a cheaper alternative for 6 days of skiing?
 
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Mountain Collective has early bird tickets including an added 3rd day skiing included. $529 US. Have I read correctly that extra day tickets bought are 50% off? We are only skiing at Sun Peak, is there a cheaper alternative for 6 days of skiing?
Suspect you'd be better off buying an advance purchase 6 day lift pass (unless of course you intend to use the Mountain Collective pass to buy discounted lift tickets at other destinations too).
 
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Season passes purchased :):) note that first time i looked (and almost purchased) I didn’t scroll through and see all the further discounted options (youth, uni student, family, senior etc), saved several hundred dollars checking all tthe options out - just a tip to others who are time poor and might miss the extra savings.
 

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Season passes purchased :):) note that first time i looked (and almost purchased) I didn’t scroll through and see all the further discounted options (youth, uni student, family, senior etc), saved several hundred dollars checking all tthe options out - just a tip to others who are time poor and might miss the extra savings.
Season passes purchased here. One in each category - youth,Uni student, adult and senior. It’s a long, long countdown now.
 
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Season passes purchased :):) note that first time i looked (and almost purchased) I didn’t scroll through and see all the further discounted options (youth, uni student, family, senior etc), saved several hundred dollars checking all tthe options out - just a tip to others who are time poor and might miss the extra savings.

Just remember - Uni students - apply only to students who are at UNi in BC from memory. [Not Australia]
 

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Had a lengthy conversation with the guest services manager today. She tells me she hasn't ever seen so many season passes purchased at this time and all accommodation is filling up at a record rate.
They expect to be at 100% capacity for the entire season and full by July August at the rate they are going at. Next season will break all records and let's hope some of them are snowfall records, for the heavy not lean like last season
Get in quick forumites
 
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Couldn't find that in the T& C. All I found was :

*University students must present proof of 2022-23 full-time student status in person at Sun Peaks Resort Guest Services. Students must be taking a minimum of three classes per semester to be considered a full-time student. $832 University Student price extended to October 31, 2022.

Does anyone have a link ?

I would be looking for a definitions section if anyone can find the Ts&Cs. That's where the limitation will be hiding.
 
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Had a lengthy conversation with the guest services manager today. She tells me she hasn't ever seen so many season passes purchased at this time and all accommodation is filling up at a record rate.
They expect to be at 100% capacity for the entire season and full by July August at the rate they are going at. Next season will break all records and let's hope some of them are snowfall records, for the heavy not lean like last season
Get in quick forumites
I’m not surprised, we have just had a few years on pause and the people who go every second or third year who didn’t get to will be wanting their Canadian ski holiday this next season.
 

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Different resort, however I also emailed about this. My apprentice son qualifies would assume most resorts would be similar.
Can’t find anything on the website, just that they gave to provide proof of being a uni student and must be taking 3 subjects per semester. Happy for the family lawyer to take it up with them when we arrive
 
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Flights to YVR booked
Cahilty booked
Ski tickets booked

Just pondering how we are going to do YVR to SP and return transfers. AC return will be ~CAD$1,600 for the days / time we will need inc of extra baggage + ~CAD$200 for YKA to SP transfers making it about CAD$1,800 return. Shuttle is CAD$242 per pax with a min of 4 pax (2021-2022 pricing).

If anyone is coming in or out of SP on the same days and have the same issue and are considering the shuttle option please get in touch.

We arrive YVR 11.00am 21 Jan
We depart YVR 9.00pm 12 Feb happy to leave SP early this day if needed.

We have an emergency hire car booked just in case but this would be a waste as it would just sit there for 3 weeks.
 
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Ski tickets booked

Just pondering how we are going to do YVR to SP and return transfers. AC return will be ~CAD$1,600 for the days / time we will need inc of extra baggage + ~CAD$200 for YKA to SP transfers making it about CAD$1,800 return. Shuttle is CAD$242 per pax with a min of 4 pax (2021-2022 pricing).

If anyone is coming in or out of SP on the same days and have the same issue and are considering the shuttle option please get in touch.

We arrive YVR 11.00am 21 Jan
We depart YVR 9.00pm 12 Feb happy to leave SP early this day if needed.

We have an emergency hire car booked just in case but this would be a waste as it would just sit there for 3 weeks.
Out of curiosity, did you do the numbers Aus to Kamloops on the same booking?

For me right now if I book it is $1900 return to YVR and $1877 if I continue all the way to Kamloops with the short stop in YVR.
If I look at a return flight YVR to Kamloops same dates it is circa $550 on top of the $1900
No brainer to encompass flying all the way to Kamloops on the one booking.
 
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Out of curiosity, did you do the numbers Aus to Kamloops on the same booking?

For me right now if I book it is $1900 return to YVR and $1877 if I continue all the way to Kamloops with the short stop in YVR.
If I look at a return flight YVR to Kamloops same dates it is circa $550 on top of the $1900
No brainer to encompass flying all the way to Kamloops on the one booking.
What happens to the price if you want to stop in Vancouver for a couple of days?
 

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In the past we have tripped straight through brisso to kamloops.
This time we are stopping for a couple of days in Vancouver. Ideally, we don’t lug our skis from the airport to the Vancouver hotel and back again…
Has anyone used any storage at Vancouver airport in the past or is that just inconvenient and we are better getting a maxi taxi to and form the airport and carry skis with us?
What’s the group experience..?
 

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In the past we have tripped straight through brisso to kamloops.
This time we are stopping for a couple of days in Vancouver. Ideally, we don’t lug our skis from the airport to the Vancouver hotel and back again…
Has anyone used any storage at Vancouver airport in the past or is that just inconvenient and we are better getting a maxi taxi to and form the airport and carry skis with us?
What’s the group experience..?
There used to be some people on the bottom level of the YVR terminal called CDS Baggage Storage (tel: 604 303 4519). Not super cheap but convenient.
 

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Out of curiosity, did you do the numbers Aus to Kamloops on the same booking?

For me right now if I book it is $1900 return to YVR and $1877 if I continue all the way to Kamloops with the short stop in YVR.
If I look at a return flight YVR to Kamloops same dates it is circa $550 on top of the $1900
No brainer to encompass flying all the way to Kamloops on the one booking.
Our flights are on points. But you are right if booking $ tickets I would have looked for a straight through ticket.
 

gareth_oau

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Flights to YVR booked
Cahilty booked
Ski tickets booked

Just pondering how we are going to do YVR to SP and return transfers. AC return will be ~CAD$1,600 for the days / time we will need inc of extra baggage + ~CAD$200 for YKA to SP transfers making it about CAD$1,800 return. Shuttle is CAD$242 per pax with a min of 4 pax (2021-2022 pricing).

If anyone is coming in or out of SP on the same days and have the same issue and are considering the shuttle option please get in touch.

We arrive YVR 11.00am 21 Jan
We depart YVR 9.00pm 12 Feb happy to leave SP early this day if needed.

We have an emergency hire car booked just in case but this would be a waste as it would just sit there for 3 weeks.
use it to drive down to kamloops and watch the Hockey, go shopping etc.

And the drive from Vancouver to SP is not an unpleasant experience
 
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Just pondering how we are going to do YVR to SP and return transfers. AC return will be ~CAD$1,600 for the days / time we will need inc of extra baggage + ~CAD$200 for YKA to SP transfers making it about CAD$1,800 return. Shuttle is CAD$242 per pax with a min of 4 pax (2021-2022 pricing).

If anyone is coming in or out of SP on the same days and have the same issue and are considering the shuttle option please get in touch.

We arrive YVR 11.00am 21 Jan
We depart YVR 9.00pm 12 Feb happy to leave SP early this day if needed.

We have an emergency hire car booked just in case but this would be a waste as it would just sit there for 3 weeks.
Last two trips never an issue, flight to YVR both early evening so can still get half a day of riding on last day.Just chuck everything in last minute even if wet snowboard/ski socks shuttle is easy and always on time.
 

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We booked our accomodation in Sun Peaks over the weekend. We will be there from the 12th to the 19th Jan (Me, my partner and 16 year old daughter). this will be our 3rd trip to Sun Peaks but the first time we are staying out by the Burfield lift (we wanted to stay near friends who booked ages ago). Any tips for staying out that way? i.e. is a bus into town in the morning preferrable to riding Burfield? any places to have some apres?
 

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i.e. is a bus into town in the morning preferrable to riding Burfield?
Doesn't that depend on where you want to ski? If you want to get to the TOTW, obviously riding the Burf is going to be quicker than waiting for the bus, riding the bus, going up Sunburst, skiing to Crystal, then riding Crystal. (And I haven't even been to Sun Peaks!) I'm guessing it would make for a very cold start to the day though on a brisk morning.
 
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Isnt it about time that the SP bus service was enhanced?

Given Burfield is now a rental zone of note, you would expect that bus services from there to town would start 15-30 minutes before the lifts opened?
 

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Doesn't that depend on where you want to ski? If you want to get to the TOTW, obviously riding the Burf is going to be quicker than waiting for the bus, riding the bus, going up Sunburst, skiing to Crystal, then riding Crystal. (And I haven't even been to Sun Peaks!) I'm guessing it would make for a very cold start to the day though on a brisk morning.
yes you're right - I need to be more specific.

I've heard Burfield is a very slow lift (more than 20 mins) and prone to a few breakdowns. I'd like some input from people who have taken the bus to let me know if the bus is a quicker, more reliable option to get to the Sunburst lift area - or if it's 50/50.
 

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Had a lengthy conversation with the guest services manager today. She tells me she hasn't ever seen so many season passes purchased at this time and all accommodation is filling up at a record rate.
They expect to be at 100% capacity for the entire season and full by July August at the rate they are going at. Next season will break all records and let's hope some of them are snowfall records, for the heavy not lean like last season
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So you mean there will be 10 folk in the line??
 

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yes you're right - I need to be more specific.

I've heard Burfield is a very slow lift (more than 20 mins) and prone to a few breakdowns. I'd like some input from people who have taken the bus to let me know if the bus is a quicker, more reliable option to get to the Sunburst lift area - or if it's 50/50.
If I'm not mistaken the Burf starts loading at 9. I'm sure they will extend the bus there at some point if not already in the works. For an early start on a powder day without a vehicle you will miss out. There are great food options in the West Village (a short walk).
Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

If you are in the West Village all options are open to you.
 

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Had a lengthy conversation with the guest services manager today. She tells me she hasn't ever seen so many season passes purchased at this time and all accommodation is filling up at a record rate.
They expect to be at 100% capacity for the entire season and full by July August at the rate they are going at. Next season will break all records and let's hope some of them are snowfall records, for the heavy not lean like last season
Get in quick forumites
Went in person for my pass purchase. The nice lady at the counter told me the same. What do I know?
This may have been an anomaly but this past season, 8 avid skiers with Season passes skied less than a handful of days. Normally all of them would get 30-100 days in depending upon their schedule. All of them have on mountain accomo. Due to early season injuries and or surgeries their season was drastically cut short. My neighbour bought her pass but skied 4 days. Work and other commitments.
Lots of passes can be purchased but never used. Refunds? For some possibly.

Regarding accommodation, I've heard more people are setting up their situation before they leave, if from away. When I was doing snow clearing I had more than the normal number of queries about possible rentals. The lookie-lous are driving around asking about places even now. Alberta and BC plates. More than I've seen in past years.

Short-term stays can always be had for a price but it's the monthlies which are probably gone by now.

Morrissey is still skiable top to bottom if they groomed. It would be Spring skiing which some people really like.
 

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I’m turning to the sun peaks lovers for finalising our ski portion of our trip we are spending a white Christmas in Banff and lake Louise and originally was going to fly over to whistler from 5th-12 or 13th for a skiing portion but I keep looking at sun peaks. Will likely still fly not confident on trekking across from Banff. Although I know it might be easier I am not sure how good or bad the drive will be. I’m still torn.
In saying that price wise for accom is looking similar to whistler but everyone said whistler is crazy busy and crazy expensive.
Will we be bored in sun peaks? Kids aged 11 and 13 only have skied a few times at falls creek a few years back and loved it. Hubby and I are snsowbowrders and will happily snowboard every day ( shopping isn’t really essential and any non ski days we just sit in a pool) I’m still so torn what to book. I haven’t booked flights yet. Have a car in Calgary but can always extend if we drive. Just wanted to ensure the skiing area for beginner skiers will be good for the kids. I’m just not sold on the whole whistler, and I did read kids under 12 ski free ?maybe?
 

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I’m turning to the sun peaks lovers for finalising our ski portion of our trip we are spending a white Christmas in Banff and lake Louise and originally was going to fly over to whistler from 5th-12 or 13th for a skiing portion but I keep looking at sun peaks. Will likely still fly not confident on trekking across from Banff. Although I know it might be easier I am not sure how good or bad the drive will be. I’m still torn.
In saying that price wise for accom is looking similar to whistler but everyone said whistler is crazy busy and crazy expensive.
Will we be bored in sun peaks? Kids aged 11 and 13 only have skied a few times at falls creek a few years back and loved it. Hubby and I are snsowbowrders and will happily snowboard every day ( shopping isn’t really essential and any non ski days we just sit in a pool) I’m still so torn what to book. I haven’t booked flights yet. Have a car in Calgary but can always extend if we drive. Just wanted to ensure the skiing area for beginner skiers will be good for the kids. I’m just not sold on the whole whistler, and I did read kids under 12 ski free ?maybe?
I love driving, so would recommend the LL to SP drive - spectacular country!!

However, its too far for one day, so you would need to book an overnight stop on your way, say Revelstoke?

The road is great and safe, but if weather conditions do deterioriate, you will also need an overnight (or two).

Our last trip we planned to drive from Canmore to Revelstoke and haf to turn back at LL and stayed in Banffff for 2 ectra days because the snow was so heavy )got 1.1m in 24 hours).

Your kids will absolutely love SP. the village is in the centre of 3 mountains so they csn go out exporing and never get lost
 

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Kids will love Sunpeaks and ski school there is great for that age. I would do the drive, but we drive everywhere, you could get a shuttle but probably expensive. Whistler is busy yes, but a huge hill so outside weekends and main holidays people spread out. Those dates are not North American holidays...so you'll only find locals and Aussies on the hill. For the level your famy is you will not get bored at Sunpeaks. Can't go wrong with either really.
 
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Ski/snowboard is great at sun peaks for that age. no attitude and lots of help from random strangers.
the guided snowshoeing is worth doing - our kids loved the ‘valley of the lynx’ nature walk , the ice skating is good and the dog sledding is a great family time.
more glitz and glamour at whistler but for your families’ age, sun peaks is hard to beat.
 

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I’m turning to the sun peaks lovers for finalising our ski portion of our trip we are spending a white Christmas in Banff and lake Louise and originally was going to fly over to whistler from 5th-12 or 13th for a skiing portion but I keep looking at sun peaks. Will likely still fly not confident on trekking across from Banff. Although I know it might be easier I am not sure how good or bad the drive will be. I’m still torn.
In saying that price wise for accom is looking similar to whistler but everyone said whistler is crazy busy and crazy expensive.
Will we be bored in sun peaks? Kids aged 11 and 13 only have skied a few times at falls creek a few years back and loved it. Hubby and I are snsowbowrders and will happily snowboard every day ( shopping isn’t really essential and any non ski days we just sit in a pool) I’m still so torn what to book. I haven’t booked flights yet. Have a car in Calgary but can always extend if we drive. Just wanted to ensure the skiing area for beginner skiers will be good for the kids. I’m just not sold on the whole whistler, and I did read kids under 12 ski free ?maybe?
We did something similar our first trip to Canada. Flew into Calgary after a few days in Vancouver, then picked up a car and drove to Banff. Fantastic scenery there plus of course the skiing! I did do the drive to Sun Peaks in one day, although it was a longish day (stopped for lunch at Revelstoke). Doable if the weather is in your favour. I’ll second what others have said about Sun Peaks: it is a big resort (second largest in Canada after Whistler if I recall correctly), and has a great range of runs from beginners through to more advanced. Some lovely long runs too, including the green 5 mile run which your kids would love. We did also ski Whistler and loved that too (but my children relished the opportunity to tackle powder, moguls, and all the black runs they could find). Trip report somewhere in the Canada thread (2018 from memory) if you want to read further. You can’t go wrong with Sun Peaks though!
 

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Amazing thanks for putting my mind at ease. I was worried if true kids didn’t feel like skiing one day will they get bored. Although I can always leave them in the room with their iPads and movies and hit the slopes. Just wasn’t sure what the village is like.
Originally we looked at pan pacific in whistler and tentatively booked something I can cancel. Have been looking at Heatherstone ( Sundance only has rooms with two doubles which may be a bit of a squeeze)
I guess being early January I have heard stories of it raining in whistler. It would be nice to be in a village with actual snow on the ground and hopefully sun peaks is a bit more reliable
Haven’t ruled out the drive yet just unsure. Have driven in Japan snow, Nz ( with no barriers) and Aussie but I know it’s not the same
 
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