Adventures for all this season

IglooThe Sun Peaks Resort Corporation and Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP) have been hard at work to deliver an exciting weekly events schedule for this winter season.

Christopher Nicolson, president of TSP, said visitors to Sun Peaks would have more adventure options. Several new activities have been added to the weekly events schedule, ongoing events have been tweaked, and the most popular activities are now running more often.

“An iconic event for visitors is the Fondue Dinner and Evening Descent. It’s been running since the Sunburst Lodge opened, and it’s something fun and really unique. The moonlight descent is really magical and it’s something that people always reflect on,” Nicolson said.

After positive feedback and popular demand last year, the event has expanded to run on two nights each week — Thursday and Friday evenings.

The First Tracks Breakfast, which also gives exclusive early-morning access to the Crystal chairlift, has also been expanded, now running three mornings each week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

A new event on the schedule, the Family Fun Dual Races, will take place on Saturday evenings from 4 to 6 p.m.

“It’s fun, family racing on the Sunbeam run, beside the Village Platter. It’s a way to provide families, whether they are locals or visiting, with more activities in the evening.”

Saturday nights will also see tour operators gathering in the village to chat with visitors.

“It’s another great family activity. People can meet the horses or check out the snowshoe tours and maybe find an activity they’re interested in trying the next day.”

Visitors hoping to catch up with Sun Peaks celebrity, Nancy Greene, will have the opportunity to do so on Sunday evenings at a complimentary Welcome Reception at the Hearthstone Lodge.

Nicolson said more focus had been placed on morning and daytime activities this season.

“It really reflects the diverse market that’s coming to Sun Peaks. Not everyone wants to get up and spend all day on the slopes. Some people are looking for something to do early in the morning before they go skiing, or for an activity to break up their day.”

Other new events this season include a Kid’s Craft Night on Wednesday evenings at the Sundance Kids Centre, and Sunrise Snowshoe tours throughout the week.

Visit the Sun Peaks Resort website for more information on the Adventure Centre and weekly events.

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