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This contest is now closed. Thank you for your donations.

Five lucky winners were selected to be the first to ski or ride Sun Peaks on November 20! We hope to see you Opening Day, November 23.

Congratulations to Elli for placing 11th in her first World Cup race November 16/17 in Levi, Finland. Her next race will be in Beaver Creek resort in Avon, Colorado from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

How do I donate and enter?
Step 1. For every $25 that you donate to Elli’s fundraising page on the Make A Champ website, you’ll receive one entry into the draw. It’s that easy.

Step 2. You just have to email after you’ve made your donation to let us know that you want to be entered. We’ll then add your verified entries into our draw barrel here at the Tourism Sun Peaks office.
What if I have already donated?
If you have already donated to Elli through the Make A Champ website and want to enter the contest, no problem! Just send us an email and we’ll verify your previous donation and enter you too.
We’ll be collecting entries until Wednesday, November 13, 12:00pm PST. Five (5) winning names will be drawn on Thursday, November 14. A video will be posted to our Facebook wall at 12:00pm PST on Thursday, announcing the winners.

Skiing will take place on November 20 or 22, dependent on weather and mountain operations. A mountain host will be with the group and all winners will ski and ride together. Please see Terms & Conditions below for more details.
A snapshot of Elli's journey
Coming off her most successful race season to date, with two 17th place finishes and a 23rd place finish at the World Cup level, Terwiel is heading into this winter’s circuit after her most productive training season yet, supporting her goal of representing Canada at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games.

I am the strongest and most powerful that I have ever been. I’ve had very successful on-snow camps this summer where I progressed immensely in my skiing, as well as great success in the gym. I am skiing faster than I ever have before.”
Elli Terwiel

At just 24 years old, her athletic journey is comprised of coming back from potentially career-ending injuries, being temporarily dropped from Alpine Canada ’s team, balancing pursuing a degree in engineering with a professional ski racing career, all combined with the consistent need for fundraising.

Terwiel, who is currently an engineering student on a ski racing scholarship at the University of Vermont, has been fundraising to meet the $15,000 required to pay her national team fees to Alpine Canada. As she is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) her fee payments cannot include prize money or sponsorship dollars. Terwiel needs to race on the World Cup circuit with Alpine Canada to qualify for a spot on the 2014 Canadian Winter Olympic Team, and has turned to crowd-funding, along with support from her family, to pay the required fees. There are also additional expenses throughout the season, including some travel expenses which the athletes are responsible for themselves. Alpine Canada covers the cost of a lot of the travel, and asks athletes to pay for trips, or portions of trips, from time to time.
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Terms & Conditions
There will be 5 individual winners, each of which will get one spot for the “early ski day”. Maximum of one spot per person to be awarded. Each winner will choose one friend to join them. All winners plus their guests will be skiing on the same day. Prize redemption will take place on November 20 or 22, dependent on weather conditions and mountain operations and is at the discretion of Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. Winners will be given at least 24 hours’ notice when the day is chosen. Winners are encouraged to bring appropriate equipment for early skiing conditions. The group will be accompanied and hosted by mountain officials, and will ski and slide together for the duration of the experience. The experience will range from two to four hours, depending on conditions. A video will be filmed and used online. Must be 19 years or older to enter. Prize is non-transferable. Sun Peaks Resort LLP and Tourism Sun Peaks staff are not eligible to enter.