Calling all skiing and boarding enthusiasts! If the thought of cruising down the slopes at night with just a handful of other people sounds pretty cool to you then I would suggest attending a fondue dinner and evening descent! I guess it goes without saying but cheese and chocolate lovers you’re in for a treat with this one too!
Last week was the first event for the season and I was fortunate enough to take part. After we met our guides we headed up the Sunburst Chair which opens especially for the occasion. It was a pretty unique experience being on a chairlift in the dark and after I shook the thought of getting stuck up there like in the movie ‘Frozen’ I was able to appreciate the serenity of the mountains at night!
When we arrived at the Sunburst Restaurant we were offered a selection of meat, bread and vegetables and a delicious cheese fondue and mushroom broth to dip it all in! As if that wasn’t enough, we were then treated to chocolate fondue and fresh fruit and marshmallows to accompany it! Communal dining tables meant we were able to chat with other guests from all over the world and live music set the tone for what was a wonderful dining experience.
We all left the restaurant feeling satisfyingly full and eager to hit the slopes for our descent back to the village! As we made our way down one by one, all you could hear was the sound of your own skis carving the freshly groomed run. I feel pretty confident saying that even the biggest powder hounds will be able to appreciate a groomed 5 Mile at night! For more information on this incredible winter activity click here!
Tags: snow, sun peaks, sun peaks resort, powder, skking, boarding, fondue, sunburst restaurant
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day with your family and loved ones.
Well Santa definitely came to Sun Peaks this year! Not only did he ski, skate and dine with us over the past couple of weeks but he also gave us all the gift of snow - we've received 180cm in December so far! It was great to see so many of you out there yesterday enjoying the great conditions and celebrating Christmas day on the mountain!
As 2012 draws to an end, make sure you join us for our famous New Year’s Eve Celebrations! There are loads of activities planned including live music, parades and fireworks to help you kick off 2013 in style!
Tags: christmas, powder, santa, sun peaks, sun peaks resort
Sun Peaks offers so much more than just fantastic skiing and snowboarding and so I’ve decided that this season I want to experience as many winter activities as possible - first on the hit list, a snowshoeing tour!
There’s a variety of different tours available but I opted for the Moonlight Snowshoe and S’mores Tour, partly because I wanted to explore the mountains at night but also because I was tempted to try a s’more which I’ve heard so much about!
After meeting our very friendly tour guide Rob and getting fitted with our snowshoes we set off in the direction of Mount Morrisey. It was a great night to take the tour, we’d had 18cm of fresh snow in the past 24 hours and the sky was so clear we could spot Orion’s Belt and The Big Dipper. We began our journey on a groomed Nordic trail but even when we ventured off track I was surprised by how easy it was to walk in thigh deep powder!
Upon arrival at the camp we were warmed up by a campfire and bottomless hot apple cider! While we toasted our marshmallows and enjoyed the yummy s’mores, Rob read us ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee’ by Robert W Service and told us a little about the history of snowshoeing. There was a real sense of being completely on our own on the mountain and it was a magical experience!
The descent back to the village was the highlight for me, not only did we get an incredible view of the glistening village below but we could see the snow cats working their magic across the front slopes of Sundance.
Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the mountains and see them in a completely different way! Next time I’m going to join the Alpine tour for a daylight expedition on Mount Tod! For more information on snowshoeing rental and the different tours available click here.
Tags: powder, snow, snowshoe canada, snowshoe ski resort, sun peaks, sun peaks resort
Despite the dumping snow, Santa managed to find his way to our village on Saturday for his annual alpine visit and for the first of his many appearances at Sun Peaks this year!
As well as getting their photo taken with Santa, visitors were able to sample food at local restaurants, meet some of the Huskies from Mountain Man Adventure Dogsledding tours and shop at the various market stalls that were set up especially for the day! Kids were also treated to a number of activities such as ornament decorating, snowman making and Christmas storytelling. With plenty of snow falling and everyone’s favourite Christmas carols playing the village really came to life and turned into a magical winter wonderland. It was definitely a fabulous way to end what was an awesome day on the slopes!
If you missed Santa's visit, dont worry there's still plenty of opportunities to meet him, have your photo taken or get your Christmas wish list in! This Saturday, December 22nd head to the ice rink to skate with Santa or on Sunday hit the slopes and ski with Santa as he cruises down 5 Mile! Alternatively, share a pancake breakfast with the man himself at Masa's Bar + Grill on Monday the 24th before he sets of on his annual expedition!
Happy holidays everyone and enjoy the festive fun!
Tags: christmas, masa's bar + grill, powder, santa, snow, sun peaks resort
The 3rd Annual Resurgence Rail Jam presented by B&B Board Shop took place on Sunday December 9 in our green terrain park zone, stepped up a bit just for the jam. Dumping snow may have led many spectators to hit the slopes but it certainly didn't deter the record breaking number of participants who were eager to battle it out!
For those of you that missed the action, entrants competed in 30 minute jam sessions with a finals round for the Mens Open categories. Points were awarded based on their rankings at this event, which will be combined with points at our other park events this season to decide the No Bail Peace Prize winners for this winter.
Thanks to everyone for coming out and showing your support to the riders. It's fair to say that the Resurgence Rail Jam was not only an awesome start to the 2012/2013 terrain park series but also a great showcase of local park talent!
See you all on December 31st in the Rockstar Energy Terrain Park for the Granville Island First Flight Big Air Invitationalpart of our famous New Year's Eve Celebrations!
Men’s Open Ski
1) Brandyn Evans
2) Derek White
3) Stu Sykes
Men’s Open Board
1) Birdman (Graham Mear)
2) Geremy Guido
3) Brad Reid
Women’s Open Ski
1) Jenna Anderson
Women’s Open Board:
1) Kristina Adams
2) Tenasia Monaghan
3) Meelen Van Wermeskeren
1) Cole Belland
2) Chris Mendes
3) Jarad Putnam
1) Jared Wilman
2) Jake Bells
3) Brett Matias
1) Drummond Maule
2) Justin Rokosh
1) Max Rokosh
Tags: rockstar energy terrain park, no bail peace prize, sun peaks resort, resurgence rail jam
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