$25,000 grant for Alpine Club

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Sun Peaks Alpine Club (SPAC) were recipients of a $25,550 grant from the B.C. provincial government’s Community Gaming Grants program. Daimion Applegath, SPAC president, said they were excited to receive the funding, which was significantly higher than grants they had received in the past. “We apply for these grants every year. The grant we received this year was about $3,000 more than we’ve received in the past,” … [Read more...]

Training and planning for Alpine Club

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While there may not be much snow around, the Sun Peaks Alpine Club (SPAC) is still keeping busy by taking advantage of training programs and setting plans in motion for another successful winter season. Montana Molyneux, head coach for SPAC, has been on the road recently — travelling to Mount Hood in Oregon for training. “I’ve been doing some professional development for coaching, so I went down to Mount Hood with … [Read more...]

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...]