Going the distance

Skiing Your Age a Growing Trend One man’s birthday tradition has turned into a new challenge for local Nordic skiers. Seventy-three-year-old Gunner Rasmussen celebrated his birthday on Jan. 24 by hitting the cross country trails and skiing his age in kilometres. It’s a tradition he began on his 65th birthday and has continued for the past nine years. “I decided to do...
A local mountain bike coach wants to see more women riding the downhill trails. Meg Broswick started the Thursday Night Ladies Ride, taking advantage of the extended chairlift hours to explore the Sun Peaks Bike Park with other women. “I just want to get more women comfortable with this bike park. It’s a challenging bike park,” Broswick said. “Parks like Whistler or...
Sun Peaks locals, businesses and visitors were kept well entertained over the resort’s Summer Kick-Off weekend, June 27 to 30. The Sunburst chairlift opened for the summer season on Friday, June 27, with 785 hikers and bikers riding the lift to enjoy the newly opened trails. Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for Sun Peaks Resort Corporation, described the opening...
Photo contributed by Kamloops Heritage Railway Society
ALL ABOARD: The restored KHR 2141 steam engine at the station ready to whisk passengers away on a trip to Kamloops’ historical past. The steam engine winds through the train’s old route as passengers learn about the city’s western heritage and railway operations in the old days. Train robbers on horseback, people in early 1900s costume, real gold bars...

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...