This weekend at Sun Peaks is set to be a fun one. The resort will play host to one of my favourite summer events—the Retro Rock Concert Weekend. The concert kicks off this Friday, August 12 at 6 p.m. with AC/DC tribute band BC/DC, who rocked the village square last year. This year’s event is set to be even more...
KEEPING BUSY IN THE OFFSEASON Keep the shoulder season blues at bay with these must see and do activities in the area: Cross country mountain biking: Though there are several trails to choose from, a personal favourite (mostly because the snow melts off of it fairly quickly, leaving a muddy, fun mess) is the Vista Trail loop. The trail takes about 20...
For those who grew up skiing it is easy to think you know the basics— how to dress for the weather, select gear you need, how to choose a run. But those lacking the same experience may be left wondering what lenses work for different light or what exactly a tree well is. Last year, school groups and teams...
Nordic skiing has boomed this winter with season pass sales doubling over the last two years and a new attendance record set on Sun Peaks’ trails in December. This success may be attributed to the resort hiring Phil Youwe, Sun Peaks’ first Nordic coordinator. Youwe is a long-time Nordic skier, whose relationship with Sun Peaks goes way back. “In ‘93, a friend...
  Unexplored lakes and virgin terrain were all that stretched out below a group of adventurous souls as their helicopter soared high above the North Thompson. They touched down 15 kilometres northwest of Blue River in the Cariboo Mountain range on what the organizer believes may be the first commercial heli Stand Up Paddle (SUP) trip in North America. With the...