Second Annual Banked Slalom a big success

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The second Annual Bluebird Banked Slalom that took place on February 17 is being hailed as a success with 65 skiers and boarders competing down the new course on 5 Mile’s “Hully Gully.” Graham Rohrmosser of Kamloops won the open snowboard category and Sun Peaks local Kieran Nikula won the open ski category. Snowboarder Jess Kiesel made the trip from Bellingham, Wa. for the race and enjoyed the new course layout. … [Read more...]

Tourism B.C. launches 2012-13 ski marketing campaign

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As part of the North America ski campaign launch, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Pat Bell competed against Olympic Gold Medallist Ashleigh McIvor in a virtual ski race down a B.C. slope. The race, a motion-sensored video game, took place in a portable, glass-walled truck in downtown Toronto. Torontonians passing by were invited to participate. The winner from each … [Read more...]

Bamboo ski pole comeback

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Everything old turns new again, and ski poles are no exception. First manufactured out of bamboo in the early days of skiing, ski pole construction switched to steel, and then aluminum in the late 1950s. Today poles can be made from any of these materials, or from more costly composites like carbon fibre or graphite. Or, they can be made from bamboo. Blake Andreassen is a lifelong skier, coach and FIS Technical … [Read more...]

Westmount Elementary class wins free day at Sun Peaks

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Grade 4 and 5 students from Catherine Richard’s class at Westmount Elementary, in Kamloops, will enjoy a free day on the slopes of Sun Peaks Resort on Wed., January 25. As part of national Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day students from Westmount were selected to enjoy a free day of lessons, rentals and skiing or snowboarding, with transportation from Sun Star Shuttle and a hot lunch included. Richard’s class was … [Read more...]

Coach’s Corner

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Did you know that over 16 different teams—more than 300 people—have come to Sun Peaks specifically to train on the OSV this year? The race center’s gaining momentum and is generating more and more interest for teams to race train at Sun Peaks in November and December. An estimated $500,000 in revenue has come to Sun Peaks so far directly because of the center. This is an awesome center and thanks to Sun Peaks Resort … [Read more...]