Making progress on Morrisey and Gil’s


The establishment of new ski runs on Mt. Morrisey and Tod Mountain are proceeding well, according to the Sun Peaks Resort Corporation (SPRC). Jamie Tattersfield, SPRC mountain operations manager, said new ski runs are on track for the start of the winter season. “What we’re aiming for is to have at least one new ski run in each area (West … [Read more...]

Lessons learned in the backcountry


The following account of one woman's experiences while lost overnight in the Sun Peaks backcountry was submitted to SPIN for publication.  The author hopes her story will help others learn from her ordeal. Lost 3:30pm: I was heading to (Sun Peaks’ backcountry), Gil’s, for the 4th time of the day with my friend, Alex*. To get there you have to … [Read more...]

Food for the trails


As an avid mountain explorer I’m also an avid snack carrier. It’s tricky to maintain a proper diet spending so many hours on the snow, and so few at home in front of the stove. To stay in the game it’s important to learn some recipes for nutritionally beneficial snacks that will boost your vitals instead of crashing them. Carrying small … [Read more...]