Ski for Light’s first visit a success

Ski For Light

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

Snowmaker

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...]

8 things to notice about the new Sun Peaks map

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Sun Peaks Resort has just released a new alpine trail map (here) showcasing the new terrain and runs ahead of opening day on November 22. SPIN takes a closer look at the 2014-15 trail map and show you some of the things you may have missed. 1. Gil’s: Let’s get the big one out of the way. An alteration to the ski boundary to include Gil’s means Sun Peaks is now the second largest ski resort in Canada, with 4,270 … [Read more...]

Calling for Big Brothers and Sisters

Big Brothers

The Bluebird Day Fund (BDF) has put out a call for volunteers to be part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program this winter season. Bryan Lupul, BDF president, said the program aims to pair adult sports mentors with youths who wish to learn and improve their skiing and snowboarding skills. “If someone has the time to commit, it means so much for the kids and their parents,” Lupul said. “Bryn (Taylor – the … [Read more...]