Heroic effort from Special Olympians

Photo by Devon Lindsay

The Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC) Winter Games organizing committee has paid thanks to Sun Peaks for hosting several events over the weekend of February 19 to 21. Committee chair, Pat Davis, said Sun Peaks was a “fantastic and accommodating resort” for the athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators who took part in the Winter Games. “We had … [Read more...]

Alpine Classic raises $25,000

Photo by Alpine Images

The TELUS Nancy Greene Alpine Classic was held in Sun Peaks on February 20 and 21, and featured 27 teams battling it out to raise around $25,000 for the Sun Peaks Health Association, the Sun Peaks Alpine Club and the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Sun Peaks own skiing legend, Nancy Greene, was on hand — along with a contingent of Olympic … [Read more...]

Sun Peaks stuns at Silver Star

Photo Michael Jacoby

Racers representing the Sun Peaks Alpine Club (SPAC) caused quite a stir racing in Silver Star, dominating the competition at the 2015 U14 TECK Provincial Championships from February 26 to March 1. Local racer Liam Applegath was at the top of his game throughout the weekend, winning five out of his six races, and claiming top spot on the podium as … [Read more...]

Risking it all for speed ski win

Photo - Jan Farrell

The fastest skiers on the planet put everything on the line for the 2015 Bear Country FIS World Cup Speed Skiing race in Sun Peaks on March 11 to 14. None more so than Swedish skier Linda Baginski, who put paid to the expression “no pain, no gain,” as she crossed the line at speeds above 160 kilometres an hour, before crashing hard into the … [Read more...]