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...
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...