NEW EVENT JOINS END OF SEASON TRADITIONS
As the ski season comes to a close there are a number of events to look forward to, including a new toboggan race, terrain park events and the classic Tod Mountain Days.
“Events are an important part of the Sun Peaks community, bringing new visitors to the mountain, growing the sport of skiing and snowboarding and community involvement,” said Brooke Madley, events manager for Sun Peaks Resort LLP. “It’s a great way to get involved in the community and meet new people. It’s also a fantastic way to celebrate and wrap up what has been a truly amazing season at Sun Peaks.”
The Coors Light Thrill of the Hill on April 2 is a brand new toboggan race for up to 160 amateur participants. Each sled will hold one team of four who will be judged on time, style and spirit as they make their way down the course. Spectators can enjoy a beer garden at the base of the mountain and an after party at The Club.
The next day, riders of all ages can take part in an event sponsored by Oronge Boardshop: Party in the Park is back on April 3. All registration fees go to the Bluebird Day Fund.
Madley encouraged skiers and boarders to enter.
“This grassroots event is a great way to celebrate spring with sunshine and tunes pumping. It’s a great park event for all ages and ability levels to participate in,” she said.
For the last weekend of winter operations, one of the mountain’s longest running events returns. Tod Mountain Days will take place April 9 and 10 with a variety of events throughout the resort.
People are encouraged to wear their best retro ski gear for the crowd pleasing events. Additional details and other events will be announced closer to the dates.
For the annual Slush Cup on April 10, contestants will launch themselves down and over or into a pit of ice cold water. Event sponsor Sun Peaks Aquatics will provide a hot tub for those who have braved the water to warm up in.
The annual Top-to-Bottoms race on April 10 showcases costumed racers speeding from Top of the World to Bottoms Bar & Grill. The first person to finish and ring the bell is declared the winner and will have their name added to a trophy. This event is open to those 19 years of age and over. Registration is $20 which goes to the Sun Peaks Education Society and the Sun Peaks Health Centre Association.