West Morrisey terrain a focus

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The further development of runs on West Morrisey in time for the 2015-16 winter season will be a top priority for Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) during the summer months. Erik Meertens, the newly appointed mountain operations manager for SPR, cautioned that any developments were weather dependent, especially the logging aspect, but was optimistic given the early spring conditions. “This year, with the low snowpack … [Read more...]

Men’s and ladies nights tee off at the golf course

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Every Wednesday night is ladies night at the Sun Peaks Golf Course, while men will get their chance at golfing glory each Thursday night in a friendly and competitive men’s night tournament. Vincent Lafontaine, sporting director for Sun Peaks Resort, said the ladies night has grown in popularity in recent years. “There was a big resurgence for ladies night last summer, and everyone who took part was very happy … [Read more...]

Huge season set for Golf Course

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The Sun Peaks Golf Course is set for its biggest season in several years, with a Pro-Am, a major charity golfing tournament, and the return of family favourite events like the Nancy Greene Little Big Golf Challenge. Vincent Lafontaine, sports director for Sun Peaks Resort LLP, said been several years since the golf course had such an impressive calendar of events. “We haven’t had many big tournaments featuring … [Read more...]

Terwiel retires on top after two-decade career

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Olympic ski racer and Sun Peaks hero Elli Terwiel officially hung up her ski boots at the end of March, after a two-decade long career. From strapping on her first set of skis at 18 months of age, entering her first race when she was four years old, and returning from injury to represent Canada at the Sochi Winter Olympics, along with many wins across FIS, NCAA and Nor-Am series and countless podium placements; … [Read more...]

Para-skiers put on a top performance at Nationals

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Sun Peaks para-ski racers Pramod “Promo” Thapa and Mel Pemble put on a determined performance at the Canadian National Championships in Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec on March 26 to 29. Coach Jim Knowles said the event was a “nice turnout for both of them,” with Pemble returning home with two medals, and Promo cracking into the top four. “It was pretty intense,” Knowles said. “There was some good competition. It was a … [Read more...]