The summit of the ski area is at an elevation of 2,080 m (6,824 ft), with an 881 m (2,891 ft) vertical rise from the base of the peak. Sun Peaks Resort has 15 square kilometres (3,678 acres) of skiable terrain, and receives an average of 5.6 m (220 in) of snow per year. The resort has 12 lifts with a total capacity of 11,000 riders per hour. There are 121 runs, including 12 gladed areas and 40km of cross country trails. Sun Peaks area averages over 2000 hours of sun a year. The ski area comprises three mountains: Tod Mountain, Sundance Mountain, and Mt. Morrisey.
Prior to July 1993, Sun Peaks was known simply as Tod Mountain, named after the highest ski mountain at the resort. The first chair lift, the Burfield chair, as well as the Burfield lodge, opened in 1961. In 1968, the lift was damaged by fire as was forced to close for repairs until December 1970. In 1992, Tod Mountain was purchased by Nippon Cable Company Ltd. of Tokyo.
A new quad lift, "the Elevation" has been added to Tod Mountain in 2006 , along with new runs on an area known as Orient Ridge. The Austrian National Ski team trains yearly at Sun peaks on the Nancy Greene Race Center.