As the days get longer, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation has posted new operating hours for ski lift operations. The following lift hours are in effect until April 9, 2012: Sunburst Express, Burfield, Crystal, Elevation are open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Sundance Express, Morrisey Express, and Morrisey Platter are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Village Platter is open...
As the number of people exploring the backcountry around the province spikes, Sun Peaks is taking part in Avalanche Canada’s Avalanche Awareness Days. On Jan. 27 Sun Peaks’ Patrol and Snow Safety alongside Avalanche Canada are hosting a free event on the mountain for anyone curious about avalanche and backcountry safety.     An information booth will be set up at...
The Rolling Stones tribute band Steel Wheels were the last to take the stage on Saturday August 13, 2011 for Sun Peaks Retro Rock Concert weekend. As the sun set the village square was ready for a party and Steel Wheels delivered. This was the first time Steel Wheels had played for the Retro Rock Concert Series at Sun...
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...
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...