Going the distance

Skiing Your Age a Growing Trend One man’s birthday tradition has turned into a new challenge for local Nordic skiers. Seventy-three-year-old Gunner Rasmussen celebrated his birthday on Jan. 24 by hitting the cross country trails and skiing his age in kilometres. It’s a tradition he began on his 65th birthday and has continued for the past nine years. “I decided to do...
ACCURATE SNOW INFO CRUCIAL FOR RESORT SUCCESS Part of your daily ski routine might be to tune into the community TV channel, look at the grooming report or log onto the resort website to learn the conditions for the day. All of this is helpful information, but have you ever wondered where it comes from? It takes a team of people,...
Motorists around Kamloops may have noticed new signs directing them on a taste-filled journey. The Kamloops Wine Trail, a joint effort by Kamloops wineries through the recently formed Kamloops Wineries Association, launched this summer to a thirsty demographic. “I’m always asked ‘What makes Kamloops’ wine region unique?’” said Trish Morelli, executive director of the Kamloops Wineries Association. “Wine is all...
Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) opened the Sunburst chairlift on Friday, June 26, kicking off the summer season with lift-accessed alpine hiking, sightseeing and biking. Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for SPR, said the turnout for opening weekend was “steady” with a surprising number of hikers on the mountain for opening day. “Hikers actually outnumbered the bikers, which...
North America’s first Mountain Cross Cart (MCC) course is set for its grand opening in Sun Peaks by July 1. Erik Meertens, mountain operations manager for Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) said residents could expect to see work taking place around the Village Platter as the course is prepped for opening. The 500 metre long cross cart course will allow racers...