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Nordic Skiing Fastest Growing Sport at Sun Peaks Resort
November 1, 2012: Increase in Season Pass Sales, Sold Out Nordic Camp, New Nordic Centre and Growing Nordic Club

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Sun Peaks, BC (November 1, 2012) - Cross Country Skiing is the fastest growing segment of business at Sun Peaks Resort.
 
“Our Nordic season pass sales are up by 32 per cent so far this winter,” says Phil Youwe, Sun Peaks Resort’s Nordic Coordinator. “And the newly created Sun Peaks Nordic Club is now over 100 members strong with plans for a new Jackrabbit program in January.”
 
One of four new, early season Nordic Camps (December 8 – 9) has sold out which reflects the growing interest in the sport at Sun Peaks. Guests can join a waitlist as more coaches may be added. Call 250-578-5505 or email nordic@sunpeaksresort.com. A second Sun Peaks Nordic Camp will run on January 19 – 20.

Glenn Bond, an internationally recognized Nordic skier is also hosting two Nordic camps at Sun Peaks Resort this winter (November 26 – 30 and December 1- 2). Go to www.GlennBond.com for more information and to register.
 
This winter, the new Sun Peaks Nordic Centre will become the focal point for all cross country skiing at Sun Peaks. Located between Parking Lot 5 and the Umbrella Cafe, the building will sell Nordic trail tickets, have a rental and retail space and act as a hub for skiers to warm up, socialize and find information about the trails. The new structure will be headquarters for the popular Nordic Host program and be utilized by the Sun Peaks Nordic Club.

The Centre will be open seven days a week from 8:30am to 4:30pm starting on November 17 with the rental and retail sections opening on December 15 for weekends and extended hours during holidays. The grand opening will take place on December 22.
 
“This new Nordic Centre was established in response to the surge in Nordic popularity we have seen at Sun Peaks in the last few years,” says Youwe. “We are excited to see it put to good use this winter, starting on November 17.”
 
Guests can also take part in a Full Moon Nordic Ski every month. Sun Peaks will be hosting The 4th Annual Sun Peaks Kookaburra Cup Nordic Loppet (January 6) as well as Cross Country BC’s newest race, The Annual Holy Cow Nordic Loppet (February 24).
 
Home to over 30kms of groomed and trackset trails, including one of the region’s only lift accessed Nordic trails, Sun Peaks has continued to evolve into a favourite Nordic skiing destination. The extensive trail network also features an additional 12kms of backcountry trails and the popular McGillivray Lake Outpost.
 
Nordic Events

November 26 – 30 - Glenn Bond Monday to Friday Nordic Ski Camp
December 1 & 2 - Glenn Bond Weekend Nordic Ski Camp
December 8 & 9 - Sun Peaks Nordic Ski Camp
December 28 - Full Moon Nordic Ski
January 6 - 4th Annual Sun Peaks Kookaburra Cup Nordic Loppet
January 19 & 20 - Sun Peaks Nordic Ski Camp
January 26 - Full Moon Nordic Ski
February 24 - Holy Cow Nordic Loppet
February 25 - Full Moon Nordic Ski
March 26 - Full Moon Nordic Ski
 
Nordic Trail Map
Nordic Trail Tickets
Discover our Best Kept Secret Package – Starting at $69 per person

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About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.       
 
For further information please contact:

Brandi Schier
Media and Marketing Coordinator
Tourism Sun Peaks
250-318-3633
tspmedia@sunpeaksresort.com

Sun Peaks Nordic Club
sunpeaksnordicclub@gmail.com
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