The off-season has long been a challenge for ski resorts which see visits drop once the snow begins to melt. But recently resorts in the Interior have started to develop new activities to draw guests in the summer months with varying levels of success and different challenges. According to Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) president and CEO Christopher Nicholson,...
  Our skis seem to brush the tops of partly trimmed pine trees as we ride up the triple seater chair. Offloading at the top we are greeted by a small hut where ski patrollers warm up fireside and seemingly endless possibilities. Despite Harper being visible from West Bowl in Sun Peaks, living at one of my favourite ski resorts, I...
It’s six o’clock. The lifts have stopped turning. The village has become quieter and the only sound heard is the faint hum of the snow groomers at work. While most people are having dinner or making plans for the morning, I found myself heading out on my own adventure, a moonlight snowshoe tour. Leaving from the trailhead just beyond...
Tickets are on sale now for the inaugural Women Only Weekend (WOW) at Sun Peaks, from September 13 to 15, 2013. Unlike other women’s conferences, WOW Sun Peaks is an active retreat for women. It offers Zumba in the heart of the village, a vinyasa yoga series, cycling to a mountain lake for brunch, wine tasting events and a lunch...
“Skiing helps balance my life—I can’t be on my phone or computer, no one can get a hold of me. I’m not thinking of anything other than the motion, and the movement on the mountain.” Myles Williamson, a self-described “park rat” wants to share that experience with others. Williamson, a passionate skier, started Out Here: Thompson Rivers University Ski &...