Get Out There

Sunburst Chairlift opens Saturday for mountain biking and hiking

 | June 23, 2010

Excitement is building for the first day of downhill mountain biking and alpine hiking at Sun Peaks Resort, as the Sunburst Chairlift starts turning at 10 a.m. this Saturday, June 26.

From steep and technical downhill runs to berm loaded machine-made trails–the options are endless, but when it comes to single track, no other park does it better. Dozens of kilometres of flowing single track trails loaded with natural and man-made features await riders of all abilities. With no lift lines and 70 kilometres of terrain to cover, grab your bike and spend the weekend discovering the Bike Park!

For those looking for a less extreme outdoor adventure, with the opening of the Sunburst Chairlift means access to 30 kilometres of hiking trails, ranging from flat and easy strolls, to advanced hikes up to the Top of the World.

Trail maps for both biking and hiking are available at Guest Services in the Village Day Lodge.

Summer Chairlift Operations

Dates: June 26 to September 6, Daily Operations
September 7 to 26, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Time: Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rates: Mountain Biking Lift Ticket
Adult $39, Youth $33
Alpine Hiking Lift Ticket
Adult $18, Youth $15

Upcoming Mountain Bike Events

June 26: Sunburst Chairlift opening for Alpine Hiking/Downhill Mountain Biking
June 30: Toonie Day: Ride the Sunburst Chairlift for only $2!
July 4: Yeah Bro! Bike Race
July 4 & 11: Ladies Only Bike Camps
July 19-23: Mountain Bike Freeride Camps with Matt Hunter and Graham Agassiz

For a full events calendar, visit