Johnny Crichton named B.C. Alpine athletic director

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Sun Peaks skier and former head coach of the B.C. Alpine team, Johnny Crichton, has recently been appointed as B.C. Alpine’s athletic director, giving him responsibility and coaching oversight over every ski club in the province. It’s a big change for Crichton, who admitted the job “wasn’t even on my radar” when he was asked to take it on. “I’m still trying to get my head around it. It’s a change of pace but … [Read more...]

West Morrisey terrain a focus

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The further development of runs on West Morrisey in time for the 2015-16 winter season will be a top priority for Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) during the summer months. Erik Meertens, the newly appointed mountain operations manager for SPR, cautioned that any developments were weather dependent, especially the logging aspect, but was optimistic given the early spring conditions. “This year, with the low snowpack … [Read more...]

Ski for Light’s first visit a success

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Sun Peaks played host to 55 visually impaired and blind skiers and guides for a week of skiing, training, racing and social activities as part of Ski for Light from February 9 to 15. Ski for Light has been running in Canada for 37 years, alternating in locations between B.C. and Alberta — however it’s the first time the event has taken place in Sun Peaks. Usually the event is held at Kamloops’ Stake Lake ski area, … [Read more...]

Snowmakers deliver smooth start

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Sun Peaks Resort Corporation (SPRC) mountain operations manager Jamie Tattersfield has praised the snowmaking team for delivering a smooth start to the season, with a strong base-layer of snow for local and visiting skiers and race teams. “Every year you approach the start of the season with a checklist of things you have to go through, and I’d have to say this year was extremely smooth,” Tattersfield said. “It’s no … [Read more...]

All mountains set for opening Thursday

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All three mountains, and all Nordic trails, are scheduled to open on Thursday, Nov. 27, just in time for the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. Sun Peaks received over 10 centimetres of new snow overnight, and another 15 cm is forecast over the next two days. Mid-mountain is expected to have an 80 cm base, which will result in good early season coverage on many ski runs. Jamie Tattersfield, mountain operations manager … [Read more...]