A few miles from the resort, there are plenty of dog sled trails. Sun Peaks uses only licensed operators that truly care for their dogs.
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The sleds are extremely light weight.
This one has protective sides for the lucky rider.
Everyone undergoes a short training class on safety in the dog sled.
Just in case you run into a problem, the guide is right behind you with a snowmobile.
These dogs are bred specifically for dog sledding.
Many become inpatient when they know it's past the time to ride.
While the dogs wait, they have protective houses filled with straw.
Once we're ready to go, the most important thing is to learn where the brake is. You ride with your feet on the outer rails and then step on the middle "pad" when you need to slow down or stop.
At the end of the run, the dogs are very hungry and then treated to raw salmon or raw beef as their reward.
Another activity at Sun Peaks each winter is the Okanagan Winter Wine Festival, formerly known as the Icewine Festival.
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Wineries from all over the Okanagan Valley come for 5 days and nights of various festivities.
Each day there are different seminars that include not only wines, but also cheese, chocolates and other wine related foods.
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Two of the best evening events are the progressive wine tasting and the dessert competition.
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All of the restaurants at Sun Peaks usually participate in creating a unique dessert that includes a wine from the Okanagan as an ingredient.
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Guests get to taste each of the desserts that are usually paired with a specific wine.
After tasting all of the desserts, guests then vote on their favorites.
The winning chef receives a variety of gifts.
The progressive wine tasting is held at various locations throughout the resort.
Each winery has a representative to explain the wines.
It's also a great opportunity to visit different locations throughout the resort as you sample the wines.