Johnny Crichton named B.C. Alpine athletic director

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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

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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...]

Make the most of biking season

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Sun Peaks is fast becoming a mountain biking mecca. It’s consistently rated as one of North America’s top mountain biking destinations, thanks to our lift accessed bike park. It’s also the regular host of the Canadian National Downhill Championships (returning to Sun Peaks from July 10 to 12), and the rise of Sun Peaks Recreational Trail Association (SPRTA) means cross-country biking in the area is also getting a … [Read more...]

New XC biking trails planned

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Sun Peaks Recreational Trail Association (SPRTA) is planning to begin construction on their first cross-country (XC) mountain biking trail in coming weeks, with plans for future trail development in coming years. SPRTA formed around six months ago as a group of mountain biking enthusiasts with the long-term goal of developing Sun Peaks as a mountain biking hub. After spending the winter outlining their plans to … [Read more...]

Racin’ Jason White back behind the wheel

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Sun Peaks business owner, family man and NASCAR driver Jason White is gearing up to get back on the track this season, joining up with a new team for the 2015 Canadian Tire series. After racing locally and in the CASCAR series for several years, White made his NASCAR debut on B.C.’s Sun Valley Speedway and went on to race full-time for several years, before dropping back to part-time competition last year, allowing … [Read more...]