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Winter, The Coolest Time to Explore the South Cariboo

Ask any local, and they will tell you that winter is the coolest time to get out and explore the South Cariboo. Winter hits the region in late November, laying down its snowy blanket. White powder shrouds the vast forests and covers the mountain peaks, rolling hills and alpine meadows. It freezes the waterways and covers swamps, wetlands, brush and blow-down with a uniform carpet of snow - making winter backcountry travel just plain easier. 


Experience the excitement and adventure of speedy snowmobile tours at Crystal Waters Guest Ranch

Crystal Waters, a Winter Wonderland!

One can strap on some snowshoes to follow the tracks of the region's bountiful wildlife, sit meditatively with fishing pole by a hole in the ice or ride a horse through the snowpowdered plains. Then, after a day of exploring, a roaring fire and hot drink warms the chilled - and there is the opportunity to take in the sauna. Strapping on a pair of snowshoes is a fun, traditional, and very peaceful way to explore the South Cariboo's beautiful, snow-laden back-country in winter.

  • Choose a fast run and experience the excitement and adventure of speedy snowmobile tours - bring your own snowmobile or let us help you organizing a rental

  • Or you decide for a more quiet, yet terrific experience by exploring the surrounding woods on cross-country skies or snowshoes

  • Solid frozen Crystal Lake offers a great surface for iceskating or playing icehockey - we prepare the rink for you.

  • Ice fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the dry, sunny winter weather and spend their time on the lake in the sunshine, waiting for the big catch.

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Alpine Skiing: Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Resort British Columbia Canada - LogoThe BC Interior is known throughout the world for its light, dry ”Champagne Powder”. JHeli-skiers and snow-boarders head up to the powder - or if that is a little too daring, there are some gentler, family-oriented ski hills. Join us to be there on a powder day to discover what the ski term ‘blower’ truly means. Why is the snow so good? Thanks to the geographic location in the BC Interior, Sun Peaks is protected from the mild, coastal weather caused by the Coast Mountains. Prevailing storms come from the Pacific Ocean and rise and cool as they pass over the Coast Mountains before reaching Sun Peaks Resort.

Scenic outdoor winter skiing at Sun Peaks near Crystal Waters Guest Ranch Enjoy Champagne powder snow at Sun Peaks Resort in the heart of the BC Interior
Olympic Gold Medallist and Female Athlete of the 20th Century, Nancy Greene, calls it home: Sun Peaks has a reputation for reliable snow conditions that has been proven over 40 years of operations. 3,678 skiable acres of terrain, 881 meters of vertical, 122 runs, including 12 glade areas! One of the largest ski resorts in the province and the country! Enjoy a variety of terrain: two alpine bowls, cruising green and blue runs, steep and deep, and gladed stashes loaded with powder, allowing everyone to choose their favourite run.

And it’s just a short hop away

So you might wanna plan a one-day trip to Sun Peaks, starting early morning at the ranch and coming back in the evening.