Adaptive ski festival a hit

 | March 15, 2012

The 4th annual Sun Peaks Adaptive Sports Festival was another successful event as people came from all over the Lower Mainland and Kamloops to try out the adaptive equipment and enquire about the Adaptive Snow Sports Program (ASSP) lessons.

The Guesstimation race was the highlight of the festival as racers tried hard to match their estimated times down the course on Sun Catcher run.
Blind brother and sister duo Mark Benz and Lisa West raced to the sound of their guide’s beepers, while sit-skiers Cassie Kennedy and Callie Clarke flew through the gates with Kennedy winning the gold. In the stand-up skier division, Connor Heighton won the bronze, Caden Swann silver and Amber Wargovcsik the gold.

For Sun Peaks guests who would like to hit the slopes, but cannot ski or ride, Sno-Limo rentals are now available through the Sun Peaks Adventure Centre. Guests are invited to pre-book one of the three Limos for one run, or for a one or two hour session. Bookings begin at $49, come with a guide, and are available for anyone.

The ASSP thanks Tourism Sun Peaks, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation, The Globe, Masa’s Bar and Grill, Alpine Images Photography, and the many volunteers who helped make the festival a success for their students with a disability.

For Sno-Limo bookings, contact the Adventure Centre at 250-578-5542.