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Sun Peaks to open this weekend

Trevor Davis of Kamloops boasts great form, going airborne off a mogul at Sun Peak Resort in March. - George Wycherley/KTW
Trevor Davis of Kamloops boasts great form, going airborne off a mogul at Sun Peak Resort in March.
— image credit: George Wycherley/KTW

For many River City residents, winter doesn’t really begin until opening day at Sun Peaks Resort.

The wait ends on Saturday, Nov. 17, when Sun Peaks becomes the first B.C. destination resort to open for the season.

“I can tell you that we will most likely have top-to-bottom skiing on Five Mile and, possibly, OSV,” said Brandi Schier, the resort’s media and marketing co-ordinator.

Sun Peaks did not miss out on the snow dump that blanketed Kamloops earlier this week.

“We had snow the past few days and, then, with all the colder weather that came through, we were able to really kick up our snowmaking,” Schier said.

“We’ve had crews going 24/7 for the past week or so.”

Exactly which runs will be open on Saturday is not set in stone.

“Every day makes a difference at this point,” Schier said.

“It’s up to Mother Nature to dictate.”

Sun Peaks usually opens for the winter season in the third weekend of November.

“We’ve had awesome openings, where we could have opened earlier than this date, and we’ve had openings where we’ve not had top-to-bottom skiing,” Schier said.

“Because we have such a heavy investment in summer grooming, we are able to open with relatively little snow, compared to other resorts.”

Log on to sunpeaksresort.com for more information on lift-pass prices and all things opening day.

 

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