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Most terrain available for Sun Peaks’ opening in almost a decadeNovember 21, 2013: All three mountains open this Saturday, November 23
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Sun Peaks, BC - Blue skies and powder snow will be available on all three mountains at Sun Peaks Resort this Saturday for its official opening day. Eight of 11 lifts will begin operating at 9:00 a.m., including Sunburst, Crystal, Elevation, Sundance and Morrisey, making for the most terrain available on opening day since the 2004-05 winter season.
“We’ve had over 50 cm of new snow this week, making for an 88 cm alpine base,” says Jamie Tattersfield, head of mountain operations for Sun Peaks Resort. “This is our deepest opening day alpine base in the last five years.”
“All three mountains have only been open for the first weekend of the winter season once before in Sun Peaks’ history.”
Tatterfield’s claim is evidenced by the fact the BC Alpine Team has been training at the Nancy Greene International Race Centre since November 9, and the resort's extensive Nordic trail opened on November 8, two weeks a head of schedule.
The vast majority of ski runs accessible from the main lifts will be open with good early season conditions. Guests can check Sun Peaks Resort’s website for the full list updated on Saturday morning here: http://sunpeaksresort.com/weather-and-cams/alpine-trail-status.
Regular price lift tickets will be available for the weekend. Guest Services in the Village Day Lodge opens at 8:00 a.m. for guests who need to purchase tickets or receive their season pass.
Guests can ski or ride Sun Peaks for only $2 and food donation on Toonie Day on December 2. All proceeds and donations benefit the Kamloops Food Bank in a long-standing tradition to contribute to their winter food drive.
Despite large amounts of new snow, Sun Peaks Resort encourages all guests to ski or ride with care and obey posted signage and closures as early season hazards still exist on the mountain.