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...]

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

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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...]

Making progress on Morrisey and Gil’s

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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 Morrisey and Gil’s) completely finished, and maybe more, depending on the … [Read more...]