Dirty Feet challenges bikers

Dirty Feet Biking

More than 30 eager competitors took to the cross-country biking trails around Mt. Morrisey for Dirty Feet’s annual Sun Peaks biking race on July 19. Organizer Phil Hiom said he was delighted with this year’s event, which took riders on a 20 km loop. Starting outside the Village Day Lodge, riders worked hard early on with a sustained climb up Mt. Morrisey, before easing off with a mixture of forestry roads and … [Read more...]

Local riders impress at championships

Kim Krahulec picks up a first place win in the DH Championships. Photo courtesy Sun Peaks Resort.

More than 200 of Canada’s best riders descended on the Sun Peaks Bike Park to test their skills in the 2015 Canadian Downhill Championships from July 10 to 12. While the big news was reigning champion Steve Smith being dethroned by North Vancouver’s Matthew Beer, local riders also put on a strong show. Kim Krahulec (04:59.42 Open 17-29 Women) and Kelly Kozevnikov (05:06.03 UCI 30+ Master Women) picked up top … [Read more...]

Sun Peaks poised for Chinese tourism boom

Tourism Sun Peaks at Showcase Asia in 2014. Courtesy Tourism Sun Peaks.

China is the fastest growing tourism market in the world today, and Chinese people are travelling to Canada in greater numbers than ever before. Colin Brost, director of market development for Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP), caught up with SPIN to discuss the benefits of Chinese tourism for Sun Peaks, and how TSP is working on the front lines in China to capture this huge market. In late 2009, Canada was granted … [Read more...]

Stop and smell the flowers at Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival

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The family-friendly Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival is set to draw a strong crowd to Sun Peaks from July 31 to August 2. With alpine wildflowers expected to be in peak bloom, hiking is at the top of the agenda for the weekend, and families can choose to hike solo, or join Sun Peaks’ Olympic champion Nancy Greene Raine for the Reach the Peak — Tod Mountain Summit Hike to the very top of the mountain. While … [Read more...]

Speed demons flock to Mountain Cross Cart course

Mountain Cross Cart

North America’s first ever Mountain Cross Cart (MCC) course is open for business in Sun Peaks, and locals and visitors are enjoying the experience as they race to record their fastest time SPIN took a cart out for a spin shortly after the track opened for visitors, spending four laps on the course trying — and ultimately failing — to break the North American MCC record. MCC lift operator Richard Barlow helped … [Read more...]