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 … [Read more...]

Bringing the flow up to speed for winter operations

Water

Sun Peaks Utilities are keeping busy as they prepare for another busy winter season. Pat Miller, director of Sun Peaks Utilities, said there were a number of things left to do to get Sun Peaks in top shape to handle the sharp increase in residents and visitors in the coming months. Maintenance and an audit of the water plant are at the top of … [Read more...]

All mountains set for opening Thursday

Chairlift (2)

All three mountains, and all Nordic trails, are scheduled to open on Thursday, Nov. 27, just in time for the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. Sun Peaks received over 10 centimetres of new snow overnight, and another 15 cm is forecast over the next two days. Mid-mountain is expected to have an 80 cm base, which will result in good early season coverage … [Read more...]

Fire hall gears up for busy winter

Fire Truck

The staff and volunteers at Sun Peaks Fire Rescue (SPFR) are currently training hard in anticipation for another busy winter season. While firefighting is typically associated with the warmer, summer months, SPFR Chief Bill Stoner says winter actually creates more work for the brigade, due to a massive increase in visitors to the … [Read more...]

Something for every taste at Winter Wine Festival

Wine Fest

Now in its 17th year, the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival will return to Sun Peaks from Jan. 16 to 25. The Wine Festival has become a highlight of the winter events calendar, offering a delicious alternative to the slopes. According to Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP), the festival has also become an integral part of Sun … [Read more...]