Tod Mountain's First Patroller Remembers At the end of another day of patrolling, Ralph Nelson takes the last Burfield chair to the top of the mountain. When the lift shuts down for the night, he makes his way into the small living area attached to the bullwheel. After lighting the single propane heater, he crawls into bed. The lift operator...
The spirit of philanthropy hasn’t been lost on the young. Not in the Adams household, anyway. Last year SPIN reported on Ryleigh and Madi Adams, who used their $400 of birthday money, which they requested in lieu of presents, to purchase books for their school. Before that it was sporting equipment, and before that it was raising money for cancer...
The deadline for entering the Snow Bum 2: The Snapshot competition is fast approaching so anyone who’s hoping to win the coveted prize should submit an entry soon. More than 140 entries have been submitted so far to the Snow Bum website and people from nearly nine countries have visited the site to see what the contest is about. To...

Holy Cow race resurrected

The Holy Cow Nordic loppet race returns Feb. 26  as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Tod Mountain and Sun Peaks Resort. Classic and skate skiers will navigate a trail starting at 1,675 metres at the Holy Cow Trail, then on to the McGillivray Lake Trail, Blue Grouse, Nuthatch, Raven Ramble and Great Grey, finishing at 1,275 metres near...
Two hundred skiers, snowboarders and their friends and family visited Sun Peaks from March 26 to 31 to celebrate and discuss skiing and snowboarding. They were attending the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) festival, hosted at Sun Peaks for the fifth time. The previous years festival’s saw around 100 attendees. Christian Hrab, managing director of CADS, said the festival...