The bonanza of race camps

OSV Training

For most kids the idea of camp sprouts thoughts of swimming, hiking, canoeing and other summery outdoor fun. To the kids who visit Sun Peaks in early November for ski race camp, it’s a whole different program: up before dawn for a run, on the chairlift before 9 a.m., training slalom or GS gates during their team’s time slot on the OSV run, lunch, free skiing, stretching, waxing skis, homework, dinner, bed, and … [Read more...]

Eye on the racecourse


If you read my last month’s article you’ll know that the first World Cup giant slalom has come and gone. The crazy thing was that American skier Ted Ligety, the most vocal against the new GS skis, won the race by 2.75 seconds—a margin that hasn’t been met in a World Cup race since Ingemar Stenmark 30 years ago. Even crazier was that Ligety wasn’t leading in the first run, but he blew everyone away in the second run. … [Read more...]

Racers on the slopes at Sun Peaks

ski racers

Ski teams from across Canada are skiing at Sun Peaks this week, and the resort is scheduled to be the first destination resort in B.C. to open to public on Saturday, November 17. Teams from Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia have selected Sun Peaks as a training location because of its reliable early season snow and the Nancy Greene International Race Centre. The race centre was developed prior to the … [Read more...]

Pump it: Snowmaking on the OSV

If you think you’ve spotted Austria National Ski Team members Michael Walchhofer or Benjamin Raich doing their morning run at the resort, your eyes are probably telling the truth. For the last four years, the Austria National Ski Team has enjoyed exclusive rights to train on the Nancy Greene International Race Centre at Sun Peaks prior to the start of ski season. “When they’re here, we see them running in the … [Read more...]