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Family Cup returns for sixth year

 | January 3, 2012

With the cry “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi!” ringing through the village you’ll know that the Family Cup has returned to Sun Peaks for its sixth year. The event, held each January, attracts families from around the world for a week-long series of ski and snowboard racing.

“In Australia, January is the month of school (summer) holidays and thousands of Australians, particularly family groups, head overseas for their vacation,” says Steve Cooper, chairperson of Interschools Snowsport Australia, a group that organizes the Family Cup.

This year’s Family Cup welcomes competitors to participate in giant slalom, an obstacle course race, and a three mountain marathon. Last year’s Family Cup drew approximately 100 competitors.

Families are at the heart of the Family Cup and while the Australians have often gone home with the winning title, the event is open to everyone.

“That’s probably the biggest message,” says Christopher Nicolson, Tourism Sun Peaks’ president. “It’s open to everybody!”

Event Schedule

Wednesday, January 4
11:00am Gates Training Course
2:00pm Travelplan Ski Children’s Obstacle Course

Thursday, January 5
11:00am Gates Training Course
3:00pm Tourism Sun Peaks Ice Skating Party
5:00pm Fondue Dinner & Evening Descent

Friday, January 6
10:30am High Roller Mountain Marathon
11:00am Gates Training Course
5:30pm Delta Sun Peaks Welcome Reception Party

Saturday, January 7
10:30am 6th Annual Sun Peaks Family Cup

Sunday, January 8
11:00am 3rd Annual Kookaburra Cup Cross-Country Skiing Competition
4:00pm Sun Peaks Resort Tubing Party

Visit sunpeaksresort.com for registration details.

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