Hit and miss season for local business

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Uneven weather for the winter season has translated to uneven sales for local businesses in Sun Peaks. While Vertical Café recorded their busiest season yet, others were disappointed by a lack of visitors. Shannon Gadsby, owner of Vertical Café, speculated that Sun Peaks’ consistent snow coverage and poor conditions elsewhere had led to a boost for her café. “It’s been a great season. It’s been our biggest … [Read more...]

Great events and Easter weekend give season ending boost

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Early spring conditions resulted in a quieter than usual March period in Sun Peaks, but solid attendance for events like the Dew Tour AM Series and the Easter holiday weekend helped to make the most out of an unusual winter season. Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks, said the year had been pacing well, and said he estimated around a three per cent increase in accommodation bookings compared to last … [Read more...]

Mountain shows resiliency in a tough season

Harry Bear

As the 2014-15 winter season draws to a close, SPIN sat down with Sun Peaks Resort Corporation’s mountain operations manager, Jamie Tattersfield, to chat about the highs and lows of an unusual winter across B.C. “Heading into the season, we had high hopes. We were firmly established as the second largest ski resort in Canada thanks to our boundary changes,” Tattersfield said. “Every department was working well and … [Read more...]