$25,000 grant for Alpine Club

Alpine Club

Sun Peaks Alpine Club (SPAC) were recipients of a $25,550 grant from the B.C. provincial government’s Community Gaming Grants program. Daimion Applegath, SPAC president, said they were excited to receive the funding, which was significantly higher than grants they had received in the past. “We apply for these grants every year. The grant we received this year was about $3,000 more than we’ve received in the past,” … [Read more...]

Training and planning for Alpine Club

SPAC - Mount Hood

While there may not be much snow around, the Sun Peaks Alpine Club (SPAC) is still keeping busy by taking advantage of training programs and setting plans in motion for another successful winter season. Montana Molyneux, head coach for SPAC, has been on the road recently — travelling to Mount Hood in Oregon for training. “I’ve been doing some professional development for coaching, so I went down to Mount Hood with … [Read more...]

Hit and miss season for local business

Rocky Mtn Chocolate

Uneven weather for the winter season has translated to uneven sales for local businesses in Sun Peaks. While Vertical Café recorded their busiest season yet, others were disappointed by a lack of visitors. Shannon Gadsby, owner of Vertical Café, speculated that Sun Peaks’ consistent snow coverage and poor conditions elsewhere had led to a boost for her café. “It’s been a great season. It’s been our biggest … [Read more...]

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...]

Shift into winter tires

Winter Tires

Despite new signage this year, there’s still some confusion surrounding winter tires, particularly for newcomers to Sun Peaks. Ingrid Brakop, road safety coordinator for ICBC, said while the legislation hasn’t changed, the new signage was meant to provide some clarity to drivers. Brakop said a winter tire must possess either M+S markings (for mud and snow) or an image of a snowflake inside a mountain peak. The … [Read more...]