Paddle Surfit showroom opens

Paddleboarding - Photo by SPIN

Businesses in Sun Peaks have a new neighbour this summer. Bodie Shandro, owner of Paddle Surfit operated on nearby Heffely Lake, has opened a showroom in the Residences at the Sun Peaks Grand, next door to the Tourism Sun Peaks offices. “It’s going to be great having a presence in the village,” said Shandro. “The biggest reason for this is the demand. Many people take lessons with us and then want to buy a board. … [Read more...]

Speed demons flock to Mountain Cross Cart course

Mountain Cross Cart

North America’s first ever Mountain Cross Cart (MCC) course is open for business in Sun Peaks, and locals and visitors are enjoying the experience as they race to record their fastest time SPIN took a cart out for a spin shortly after the track opened for visitors, spending four laps on the course trying — and ultimately failing — to break the North American MCC record. MCC lift operator Richard Barlow helped … [Read more...]

Downhill course gets shakeup

DH Championship - File Photo

Adjustments have been made to the Canadian National Downhill Championship course, in anticipation of the event on July 10 to 12. Erik Meertens, mountain operations manager for Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR), said the trail crew had been hard at work adding extra technical sections to the course. “It was a bit too nicely buffed (at the start of the season). We’re throwing in some single track and some rooty, rocky, … [Read more...]

Johnny Crichton named B.C. Alpine athletic director


Sun Peaks skier and former head coach of the B.C. Alpine team, Johnny Crichton, has recently been appointed as B.C. Alpine’s athletic director, giving him responsibility and coaching oversight over every ski club in the province. It’s a big change for Crichton, who admitted the job “wasn’t even on my radar” when he was asked to take it on. “I’m still trying to get my head around it. It’s a change of pace but … [Read more...]

Black Beaver plans for local gym

Black Beaver

Physical trainers Hamish and Tori Charlton, the husband-and-wife team behind Black Beaver Strength Co. have big plans ahead for Sun Peaks — hoping to set up a CrossFit gym for the community before the year is out. The pair have a long-standing relationship with Sun Peaks. Australian born Hamish spent three winters working for the sports school, and Tori grew up in Kamloops. After spending the past few years in … [Read more...]