Snowmobile concerns prompt big turnout


More than 40 members of the public attended the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality meeting on January 19 to discuss their thoughts on a draft bylaw proposal regulating the use of snowmobiles within the municipality boundaries. Mayor Al Raine said the municipality had been looking into a bylaw at the request of Sun Peaks Resort Corporation, who had concerns about snowmobiles coming within the ski resort … [Read more...]

Changing of the guard for Mountain Operations

Jamie Tattersfield

After 43 years in the ski resort industry — 22 of those as the mountain operations manager for Sun Peaks Resort Corporation (SPRC) — Jamie Tattersfield will retire at the end of this season. Tattersfield said the time was right to step down: “Well, I turned 65 and there’s still many things to do.” The role of mountain operations will be filled by Erik Meertens, SPRC’s current outside operations director and a … [Read more...]

Winter season extended for Sun Peaks


Can’t get enough of skiing and boarding this season? No need to worry, because Sun Peaks Resort are set to extend their winter operations by a full week. Originally scheduled to close on Monday, April 6, Sun Peaks resort will remain open for an extra week, right through until Sunday, April 12 — allowing guests to take advantage of the excellent spring snow conditions the resort is known for. Day pass tickets will … [Read more...]

Accommodation full for holidays


Occupancy rates between Christmas and New Year’s Day sat at around 99 per cent, according to Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP). Christopher Nicolson, President of TSP, said the challenge for Sun Peaks was now to target visitors in the lead up to the holiday period. “With 99 per cent occupancy, there isn’t much room to grow more than that. In terms of growth, now we need to look at dates like December 20 to 25.” Nicolson … [Read more...]

Historic win for Kiwis in Family Cup

Family Cup (1)

The New Zealand team claimed a surprising, though deserved, victory in the 2015 Sun Peaks Family Cup, breaking a five-year winning streak by Australia, and marking the first time a team besides Australia or Canada has won the prestigious trophy. The 2015 Family Cup race was held on Saturday, Jan. 10, and attracted more than 90 competitors from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, ranging in age from four-year-old … [Read more...]