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British Columbia's Thompson Okanagan region hosts its annual Icewine Festival at Sun Peaks Resort, in January, with several wine-themed events.

At Taste of Sun Peaks, guests pair BC's best vintages with delicious food. Sparkles and Ice pairs creamy Canadian cheeses with Icewines. The Sinful Chocolate and Heavenly Wine event matches dark and milk chocolate with wines.

Canadian wine writer, John Schreiner, leads a tasting and discussion of British Columbia Icewines. Author of the world's only book on Icewine, Schreiner informs participants about BC's role as a leading producer of Icewine.

At Sun Peaks Progressive Tasting, an annual event, wine-lovers sample the latest wines and varietals. More than 20 wineries will be located throughout Sun Peaks Resort.

Winemasters' Dinners showcase winery chefs and visiting winemakers. The Icewine Brunch and Presentation of Judging Awards features West Coast food specialties, paired with wine.

Participants can burn off the calories with downhill and cross-country skiing, skating and tubing. Sun Peaks Resort is the third largest ski area in Canada and the second largest in British Columbia. It has 121 trails, up to eight kilometers long, and BC's greatest skiable vertical (881 meters).

Sun Peaks' East Village is expanding with new trails at Orient Ridge and Sundance Mountain.Four intermediate runs on the lower part of Orient Ridge facilitate access to East Village lodging that's already built. Like Mt. Morrisey, these runs feature several tree islands to enhance the beauty of the slopes.

The existing Rambler (green/novice) run on Sundance Mountain were widened to expand Sun Peak's novice teaching terrain and improve access to Mt. Morrisey and the East Village.

One of the first new commercial developments in East Village was the Umbrella Café, a ski-in/ski-out café with indoor and outdoor seating for up to 100.