Make the most of biking season

Biking

Sun Peaks is fast becoming a mountain biking mecca. It’s consistently rated as one of North America’s top mountain biking destinations, thanks to our lift accessed bike park. It’s also the regular host of the Canadian National Downhill Championships (returning to Sun Peaks from July 10 to 12), and the rise of Sun Peaks Recreational Trail Association (SPRTA) means cross-country biking in the area is also getting a … [Read more...]

Plenty on offer for Summer Kick-Off Weekend

Opening Weekend

Summer in Sun Peaks will kick off with a weekend of activities scheduled for June 26 to 28. Along with the reopening of the Sunburst chairlift for access to alpine hiking trails and the Sun Peaks Bike Park, the weekend will be marked with activities including entertaining musicians, magicians, and even Disney heroes and princesses. A community dog walk, a bouncy castle, face-painting, and the return of the Sun … [Read more...]

Thanks Mr. Ohkubo

Village walkway (5)

I’ve lived in this magical town called Sun Peaks for more than half my life, but if it wasn’t for a gentle smile and a firm handshake many years ago, it may have never happened. It was the summer of 1992 and Tod Mountain was bankrupt and at auction. I’d left the ski hill the season prior, after two years with the events department. The skiing was great but there was no future for me. My summer seasons back then … [Read more...]

Sun Peaks secures Downhill Championships until 2016

Photo by Adam Bullock

Sun Peaks’ growing reputation as a mountain biking mecca has only been bolstered with the announcement that the Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships will return for 2016. After successfully hosting the event for the first time in 2014, the championships are set to return to Sun Peaks on July 10 to 12 this year, before returning for a third successive year in 2016. Aidan Kelly, director of sales and … [Read more...]

Mountain Cross Cart set for summer

MCC - Photo supplied Sun Peaks Resort

North America’s first Mountain Cross Cart (MCC) course is set for its grand opening in Sun Peaks by July 1. Erik Meertens, mountain operations manager for Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) said residents could expect to see work taking place around the Village Platter as the course is prepped for opening. The 500 metre long cross cart course will allow racers to record their best times as they race against the clock on … [Read more...]