Alpine dreams

Sun Peaks first mountain open in B.C. Between 3,500 and 4,000 skiers and snowboarders alike visited Sun Peaks Resort LLP Nov. 17 and 18 for opening weekend. But for three lifelong Sun Peaks skiers the wait for their favourite mountain to open was too much. They were found camping out overnight at the Sunburst lift to ensure they’d be the...
It’s the end of a long day at work and your pager goes off; there’s a lost skier in the backcountry. You leave the office early, drive to the hall, grab your supplies and begin equipment pre-checks. Thirty minutes later, your group is headed up the mountain. You receive a safety briefing before being heli-dropped deeper into the mountains...
This winter new programs offered by  Sun Peaks Resort LLP’s Snow Sports School will take skiers out of their comfort zone, hone their technique and make their family’s day that much easier. The new lessons and courses have been designed to go beyond regular lessons to create customized, personal experiences that show more of the mountain than visitors might otherwise...

The women in red

When Sue Elder started her ski patrol career in the 1970s, the department was an “old boys’ club.” Female patrollers were vastly outnumbered and, in her words, “You had to be pretty tough to be able to make it.” Her experiences on patrol are now “worlds apart” from what they were then. “Canadian society has come a long way in...