(Photo courtesy of Meranti Developments Ltd.)
There has been a lot of chatter over the past few years about the expanding East Village of Sun Peaks. With the Orient Express lift opening in December 2018, the buzz is real. However, there’s an energy building on the west side of the resort that isn’t to be denied as we head into another epic season.
Earlier this year, we cruised around the core to get a sense of what a true village living experience would look like — in the heart of the action. Now let’s explore beyond the core and head west.
Nestled around the base of the Burfield Chair is the west village. In the process of getting a massive makeover, the west village includes everything from single family homes, duplexes and brand new townhouse and condo units. Beyond accommodation, there will be shopping, coffee shops and more, creating a complete community atmosphere.
A quick history lesson about this area. The Burfield Lodge and Chairlift first opened to the public in 1961 on what was (and still is) Tod Mountain. The chairlift has been upgraded and the terrain has expanded to cover three mountains. However, the “Burf” is where you’ll find the true locals of Sun Peaks. If this is the feeling you’re after, buying a property in the west village is a smart move.
Why choose this neighbourhood? For two key reasons: access to terrain and a more peaceful atmosphere.
If you’re a hard-core skier or snowboarder, your closest chairlift is the Burfield chairlift, giving you access to some of the most challenging terrain at the resort from the Top of the World. Can we say Challenger anyone? The Burfield will also connect with the new Crystal Chairlift that was announced this summer.
The west village is also extremely popular for those looking to live away from the hustle and bustle of the village square. On a crystal, clear evening when the sky is filled with stars after a full day of skiing, the most you’ll hear from your deck is the groomer prepping Mt. Morrisey for the next day. No evening restaurant noise, no partiers…just peace and quiet. Plus, everything at Sun Peaks is within walking distance, so if you needed to amp up the liveliness for a stretch, it’s simply a push and glide away.
For more information or to tour some available west village properties, please contact us today!