Mountain shows resiliency in a tough season

Harry Bear

As the 2014-15 winter season draws to a close, SPIN sat down with Sun Peaks Resort Corporation’s mountain operations manager, Jamie Tattersfield, to chat about the highs and lows of an unusual winter across B.C. “Heading into the season, we had high hopes. We were firmly established as the second largest ski resort in Canada thanks to our boundary changes,” Tattersfield said. “Every department was working well and … [Read more...]

Looking at helmets — head on

Helmets

To some it’s a personal issue, a matter of imposition on civil liberties, but as skiers and snowboarders take a look at the people near and far who’ve been impacted by snow sports related brain injuries many think it’s simply time to click in and get used to it. Impact to the head can be devastating on beginner terrain (Natasha Richardson), intermediate terrain (Michael Schumacher), or in expert circumstances … [Read more...]

Hitting gates for over 20 years

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Bode Miller, world cup alpine ski racer, said it in black and white terms, “Sometimes it’s all about the win, sometimes it’s about the skiing.” Every Friday in Sun Peaks a group of devoted individuals take to the hill for some friendly downhill competitions, combining their love of skiing and their itch to win, in the Friday Race Series (FRS). “(The race) was started by a ragtag bunch of locals that wanted to … [Read more...]

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

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With hopes of bringing diversity to the Sun Peaks community while catering to an already satisfied market, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation (SPRC) will be celebrating the Chinese New Year on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1. With consultation from local and regional Chinese communities, SPRC has scheduled a weekend filled with traditional Chinese activities, such as Tai Chi, lion dancing and tissue … [Read more...]

From crew to career

LSL crew members admire the view from their jump, Elevators. 
Photo: James McLeod.

Local film company, LSL Productions, has been expanding their reach in the Sun Peaks community. Born out of the repair shop located in Sun Peaks Resort’s staff accommodations building, Little Shuswap Lodge, the LSL crew began as a small joke between friends Andrew Paul and Scott Stevens. “We made stickers to pretend we were sponsored by the shop, just as a joke, and then everyone wanted to buy the stickers,” … [Read more...]