Travel & Info
Whichever way you choose to get here, get here in time for the action! From Road Tripping through Canada to Return Coach Travel, to Airport Transfers - we've got it all, so get some tasty tunes ready for the ride...
The snow bus is cheaper than a flight and its door-to-door service means you'll go straight from Vancouver to the heart of the festival with no additional transfer costs.
If you have booked your accommodation for Kamloops or you have a weekend wristband, you can avail of our shuttle buses from Kamloops to Sun Peaks. See the full timetable here...
For those with a fear of flying or for late comers who've missed out on the cheap flights, fear not, one of our official snow coaches will deliver you from Vancouver to the festival doorstep. Prices start at only $69 each way. The cheapest and most cheerful way to travel to the mountains! Please note that there is a zero tolerance alcohol policy on these buses.
Baggage allowance consists of one hold bag weighing up to 23 kgs per person and one piece of hand baggage per person.
Pick Up Points
You will be picked up from a central point in Vancouver. We will let you know exact locations upon booking.
Vancouver (central) to Sun Peaks resort only $99 per person each way including taxes
If you're travelling on one or our Snow Buses and would like to bring your own skis or snowboard, add this to your booking in our extras section
Take off. Touch down. Then it's all aboard the Snowbombing express. Pop some tunes in your ears and get ready for the week of your life.
Flights are not included in the Snowbombing ticket, however we a recommend using Skyscanner to give you a helping hand and find the cheapest flights! Alternatively sign up to our News for regular updates
- Kamloops (Approx 45mins - 1 hour)
- Kelowna (Approx 2.5 hours)
We offer our very own transfers direct from Kamloops airport to speed you up the mountain to the resort in under an hour for only $39 per person each way including taxes
Most frequent Airlines flying from North America to Kamloops and Kelowna are as follows: Air Canada, West Jet & Pacific Coastal Airlines.
STILL GOT QUESTIONS?
Browse the FAQs section below, where we've grouped together our most common queries:
When does the event officially start/finish?
The event officially starts on Thursday 6th April 2017 and finishes on Monday 10th April 2017. The last night of the line-up is Sunday 9th. When booking, you will have the option to extend your stay by selecting to arrive Tues 4th April, Weds 5th April and the option to check out on Tuesday 11th April.
How can I book?
SB Canada 2017 is not yet on sale however, booking is easy! All you need to do is head to www.snowbombingcanada.com and click on BOOK NOW to head over to the booking platform and follow the steps.
How much is the deposit and when will the remaining balance be due?
Deposit bookings are now closed.
Can I book a day ticket?
We will be selling day tickets for anyone staying locally.
Can I just purchase a Snowbombing wristband?
Yes! The best way to get your hands on a wristband is by booking accommodation.
What do I get with a VIP wristband?
VIP wristbands are now sold out.
Which venues do I get access to with my Snowbombing wristband?
The Snowbombing wristband grants you access to the festival itself, including all key venues across the week such as The Crystal Cave, The Cariboo Club, The Sundance Terrace, The Street Party, The Forest Stage and The Pool Party.
How do the ski/board lessons work?
Pre-purchased lessons will be listed on your QR e-ticket, which will be scanned on arrival in exchange for a voucher for Ski School. Your first lesson is ALWAYS the day after arrival. Following your first lesson, your instructor will tell you when and where to meet for your following lessons.
Can I hire equipment in resort?
You can pre book your equipment hire at the time of booking or at a later stage via your customer account. Pre booking this is highly recommended, as we wouldn't want you to get to resort and your options to be limited.
I live / work in Sun Peaks, Is there an opportunity for local residents and seasonnaires to purchase Snowbombing wristbands?
Yes. Wristbands for local residents will be available from Sun Peaks Resort. Snowbombing wristbands for local residents can only be purchased in person with the correct identification and eligibility will be strictly checked, so you will need to take with photo ID and proof of address / copy of your employment contract with you.
Is there a minimum age required to attend Snowbombing?
Yes, you must be at least 19 years of age to book and attend Snowbombing Canada. Snowbombing security staff will ask for proof of age ID and anyone less than 19 years of age will be declined entry to any of Snowbombing’s licensed venues.
Managing My Booking
How do I manage my booking?
You can do this by logging in with your email address & password Manage Booking. Once in your account you can;
• Review your booking
• Access your personal balance and make payments towards it
• Add Transport
• Add extras
• Resend booking confirmation
• Resend e-tickets (option only available once e-tickets have been issued)
How do I change, remove or downgrade things on my booking?
You can request changes by emailing email@example.com. Please provide your booking reference and detail the change required. Please note changes cannot be made in resort.
Charges will be made for the following;
• Name change: CAD$30
• Changing dates: CAD$30
• Changing your accommodation: CAD$30
• Removing/Downgrade an extra: CAD$15
*Charges are per person
Please note changes are not possible 4 weeks prior to departure and no changes are permitted in resort.
How can I cancel my booking?
All cancellation requests need to be put in writing and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted and advised of the cancellation charges that will apply; for more details see our terms & conditions. On completion of cancellation you will be sent an email confirmation.
What extras can I add to my booking?
One of the best things about our booking system is that you can buy the accommodation and wristband and then log in to your customer account again later to add any other extras you might want. The extras include: Ski hire, Ski lessons, Lift Passes and Airport Coach Transfers, and Coach Travel.
Please note ski and snowboard lessons will always begin the day after your arrival day and will be consecutive unless otherwise stated; refunds will not be given for missed days.
Please note extras are bookable until 4 weeks prior to the event.
If extras are booked after the balance due date payment will be due at the time of adding extras to your booking, otherwise the system will remove the items added.
**WE STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST BOOKING EXTRAS ON ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES – REFUNDS WILL NOT BE PROVIDE FOR ANY EVENTS/ACTS MISSED OR DUE TO DELAYED TRAVEL**
How can I get to the Festival?
You can buy your airport transfers direct from us at the time of booking or after via your customer account. Return airport transfers run from Kamloops Airport. If you’re looking for airport coach transfers outside the standard event arrival and departure dates, you’ll need to arrange your own transfer.
Book yourself on a Snowbombing Bus. Coaches arrive into resort Thursday 6th April, but depending on your chosen departure location may set off the day before. Please check at the time of booking for a full list of departure locations and dates.
Our top tips for coach travel are;
• Pack your lunch box
• Bring a blanket & your travel pillow
• Portable Phone Chargers are a must
More information to follow shortly!
Most accommodation includes free or paid parking but make sure you check before you travel as the streets may be limited on car parking if not.
We don’t sell flights. However, by signing up to our newsletter you will get the latest information sent right to your inbox, via our ‘flights of the week’ mailer.
When will I find out which condo I am staying in?
7 days before the festival all customers will have received e-tickets, which will include name, full address and contact details along with some essential information on your accommodation. All documentation will be emailed to you and will need printing before you travel. If you have booked your named central apartment, you will already know most of the information, but will be sent the finer details 7 days before.
Where are Condos located?
The condos are located in Sun Peaks resort. As a whole, Sun peaks is relatively compact so you are never to far from the action!
I’m booking for a large group, what options do we have?
Want a free trip to SB17? Gather your gang and get booking – for every 15th bookings in a group, the 16th place goes free! If you have been put in charge of organising your group trip to Snowbombing then the first thing you need to do is get yourself set up as one of our Snowbombing Ambassadors. By becoming an SB Ambassador, you will get a personalised group page where your friends can make their bookings.
Please note: The 15th place will need to be paid in full and will be refunded up to 30 days after the event.
How can I pay?
The easiest way to pay is by logging into your customer account, where you have access to manage and pay your own part of the booking.
Please note when taking payment over the phone, we must have the cardholder present to authorise payment.
What if I don't want to pay in $?
$ is the only accepted currency.
How much is the deposit and when will the remaining balance be due?
At the time of booking, all that's needed is a deposit fee per person to secure your booking. The full balance is due on 8 weeks before the festival. For late bookers, deposit options will not apply after the balance due date stated above and the full payment will be due at the time of booking.
For late bookers, deposit options will not apply after the balance due date stated above and the full payment will be due at the time of booking.
How much spending money should I bring / budget to spend?
This really depends how frivolous your spending is, how expensive your taste is, and how much you plan on drinking, but we would say a nice mid-ground benchmark would be budgeting $100 a day, but we’ve seen Snowbombers do it on a lot less, and a lot more. Average drinks prices are $8, similar to any Canadian ski resort, with a choice of supermarket, cafes, and steak houses of differing price ranges.
What’s the resort of Sun Peaks like?
The village is traditional, with a lovely alpine feel ... You won’t see any concrete blocks here, and it all sits tightly between three snowy mountains. Everything is a stone’s throw away – the ski lifts, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. The local residents are lovely, and incredibly enthusiastic about Snowbombing too!
The accommodation is great, whatever your budget - whether you book an alpine Condo or a four star Suite, the standards will always better your expectations.
Condos are very spacious, with catering equipment and kitchen area, plus lounge area, and bedrooms. If your looking for extra luxury some also include your own private hot tub! Have a look at the accommodation page on the website.
How reliable is the snow?
Sun Peaks sits at 2893ft, with the ski lifts taking you up to 7060ft, where you will find more snow than you can shake a stick at. A great bonus of going to Sun Peaks for Snowbombing is that it’s nice and warm and the spring rays mean you can go boarding or skiing in your t-shirt, and hang out on the terraces for food and drink in the sunshine! Of course, no resort in the world can ever guarantee perfect snow, but Sun Peaks does a pretty good job, with over 6 Meters of snowfall every year! For more information on the snow in Sun Peaks Snow Page.
Is it suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers/boarders?
Sun Peaks has slopes to cater for skiers and boarders of all abilities. For info on the Piste, please go to the Snow Page of the website. Whether it’s your first time on the mountain or your 100th, make the most of it and book lessons, ranging from beginner to private and advanced lessons, all of which can be added on via your customer account.
What if I can’t ski or snowboard?
Don’t worry; plenty of Snowbombers have never been to the mountains before! If you want to ski/board we provide tuition ranging from 3, 4, or 5x2hr sessions for both skiing and snowboarding.
Where are good places to eat/drink?
There is truly something for every taste; from locally roasted coffees to fresh made smoothies, fine dining to juicy burgers, and award winning cinnamon buns to tasty paninis, you will never be short of options for refueling!
What makes Snowbombing the world’s greatest show on snow?!
Snowbombing is like no other event you’ve been to! The music and surroundings are breath taking and there’s a great vibe created by spending a week partying and sharing the slopes with everyone.
When can I see the line-up schedule?
We like to add a bit of excitement by adding new artists to the line-up as we get closer to the event. We have not yet announced any acts for Snowbombing 2017, but watch this space. You can expect to see the majority of the schedule finished by Christmas.
Are the parties on the mountain or in the village?
We have on-Piste entertainment at the on the mountains in venues such as The Sun Dance Terrace, Masas, The Umbrella Bar and Morisseys with Djs playing through the day.
The main artist performances take place at ground level in the village of Sun Peaks across various venues. For more details please go the Venues page.
WHAT TO BRING
If you’ve never been to a snow resort before, here’s a little rundown on what you need to bring…
• Waterproofs – ski pants and jacket are the best.
• Layers – these will keep you warmer than one big jacket.
• Sun cream – the climate is very deceiving… It’s easy to get burnt, even if you think there isn’t much sun; the altitude makes you more susceptible to the UV. Make sure you bring plenty of decent sun cream (not bronzing oil!), and some high factor stuff for your lips.
• Sunglasses/ Goggles – same as above – make sure they are decent and they actually protect you from the sun. Wearing them on your head does look quite cool but won't really help!
• Footwear – Bring a decent pair of boots.
• Board/Ski – These are available to hire in the resort, or you can bring your own, there's plenty of space on the transfer buses and it's no extra charge.
And if you’ve never been on a Snowbombing holiday, then here’s what to bring:
• Glad rags – Bring plenty of going out clothes for the week, both for cold weather and warm weather... It can get pretty sweaty in those clubs!
• Fancy Dress – Keep your eyes peeled for the 2017 fancy dress themes!
• Towel and Swimwear – so you can make good use of all the fantastic swimming pools and well-being facilities – not to mention the Snowbombing pool party!