My mug of tea is still steaming, abandoned on a table in the ski patrol clinic, when I ride up Sundance on a snowmobile. It’s only 6 a.m. and I’m jumping into the day head first. Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) avalanche tech Dan Piccininni guides the machine up Rambler and stops beside a roped off area containing weather monitoring...
  Our skis seem to brush the tops of partly trimmed pine trees as we ride up the triple seater chair. Offloading at the top we are greeted by a small hut where ski patrollers warm up fireside and seemingly endless possibilities. Despite Harper being visible from West Bowl in Sun Peaks, living at one of my favourite ski resorts, I...
As the number of people exploring the backcountry around the province spikes, Sun Peaks is taking part in Avalanche Canada’s Avalanche Awareness Days. On Jan. 27 Sun Peaks’ Patrol and Snow Safety alongside Avalanche Canada are hosting a free event on the mountain for anyone curious about avalanche and backcountry safety.     An information booth will be set up at...
  As wine enthusiasts milled around the village, wineries from across British Columbia prepared to offer samples of their signature blends. The Sun Peaks Progressive Tasting on Jan. 19  offered guests an opportunity to sample wines from 30 wineries from established wine regions such as the Naramata Bench, the Golden Mile and, in the last few years, from the emerging...
If you are headed into the backcountry this weekend you may want to change your plans. Avalanche Canada and Parks Canada have issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users. The warning will be in place until Monday Jan. 15. It includes the Lizard Range & Flathead, South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Glacier National Park...