January backcountry report

snowpit

After somewhat of a hiatus, La Niña seems to be back on track in the Monashees, providing more typical cold temperatures and light dry powder skiing conditions. The end of December provided consistent snowfalls in the Monashees adding a storm slab of over a metre of snow on top of the surface hoar and suncrust layer buried in mid-December. This produced a series of avalanche cycles up to size three in the Monashees … [Read more...]

You had your say—Sun Peaks Facility Survey Results

Preliminary results of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Facility Survey have identified Sun Peaks residents’ top priorities for future projects within the resort municipality. Residents of Sun Peaks and Whitecroft, and guests to the resort, indicated that the recreational facilities they’d most like to see are additional valley trails, a covered ice rink/multi-purpose indoor facility and a fitness centre. When … [Read more...]

How do Sun Peaks Racers measure success?

teck awards

Results in competition? Sure. Improvement? Yes. Goals reached and reset? Of course. Having fun? Absolutely. Now how does the Sun Peaks Alpine Club measure success? By watching all of the above happen at the Teck Okanagan Zone GS races on Jan. 14 and 15. The level of skiing showed by our local team was impressive, to say the least. There were over 140 racers competing in giant slalom over the two days, and the Sun … [Read more...]