The amount of ski-able area available here constantly blows me away. Everybody has their favourite runs and places they always return to. As this is all new to me I get to look at it like a blank canvas but I continue to ask myself; with so much terrain to cover... will I be able to see it all? Luckily this job encourages us to go out and do just that. We went up Mt Morrisey the other day to inspect the conditions for its opening on November 23.
With fantastic views of Mt. Tod, Sundance and the Village, it makes a great place to ride. It’s a hidden gem tucked away over there. The terrain is perfect for Sunday funday’s. There are lots of nice rollers, wide gladded areas, cat tracks and best of all little to no other people. It’s like having your own private mountain! Check out the video we put together.
The Morrisey chairlift is now operating everyday from 8:30am. You can view Sun Peaks Resort’s entire terrain through our interactive alpine map here. To give you some ideas on where to go next.
Have fun over there!
After a week of solid snowfall we knew opening day was going to be one for the books. There was a fantastic turn out for first lifts, someone even brought in a gas cooker to have a hot breakfast while they waited.
I was lucky enough to tag along with some seasoned pros who knew where to find that untouched powder. We didn't have to go far... I would like to tell you where we went but I don't think they would be to happy with me giving up their spots.
It was a fantastic day and as my first introduction to a Canadian winter it definitely left a great impression!
On Wednesday the Morrisey Express is opening for the season. As it's completely untouched I would lock that date in your calendar. Come take advantage of what will be another epic day here at Sun Peaks Resort.
Photo credit: Sam Egan
See you on the mountain!
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As I look out the window and another flurry of snow is coming down, adding to the generous snow cover we already have. Opening day is going to be an absolute banger!
If you’re not already aware this season marks the 50th Anniversary of Tod Mountain. In honour of this and to add a little more incentive to get up here, we’re offering our opening day lift tickets for only $50, for 50 fabulous years of operations! The lifts will start spinning at 9am (to see which ones are operating click here).
From Friday 18 our entire Nordic trail network will be open. Please note that access to the Holy Cow via Morrisey Express won’t commence until Nov 23.
To make opening day even sweeter, why not contact Central Reservations for a ticket to attend the 10th Annual Firefighters Charity Gala. This fun evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing benefits two local charities and boasts live entertainment from The Rimshots. This will be a night not to miss. If you want to know what’s happening up here over the season check out the Events Calendar and for 50th Anniversary Celebrations click here.
See you all on Saturday!
Welcome to the 2011-12 winter! This is Hayden here your blogger for the season, coming all the way from New Zealand to keep you informed on what’s happening around Sun Peaks Resort throughout the winter.
Having been travelling for the greater part of the year and missing out on a winter, I think I've been getting withdrawals of not being able to ride. What’s making it so much harder is that over the last couple of days we have had 39cm of fresh snow, causing us to tap our feet trying to make opening day come that little bit faster even though it’s just around the corner.
I will be up on the slopes on Saturday for the opening day of the 50th Anniversary season enjoying my first taste of a Canadian winter and from what I hear this is going to be a spectacular one!
I look forward to seeing you out there on the slopes, amongst the glades, lapping the park or shredding some pow!
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