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Winter Events at Sun Peaks Resort
November 22, 2012: Canada's Alpine Village hosts a wealth of talent during winter events

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Sun Peaks, BC - From future paralympians to professional snowboarders to gifted sommeliers, Sun Peaks Resort attracts the best of the best to take part in an array events this winter. Guests can ski alongside Australian Olympians, race down a natural gully or enjoy an amazing culinary and wine event all while spending quality time with their family.

The 7th Annual Sun Peaks Family Cup – All Nations Celebration (January 2 to 16, 2013)
This winter Sun Peaks will welcome  Australian Olympians Ben Sim (Nordic) and Ramone Cooper (Moguls) as part of a new partnership with Interschools New South Wales. The festival includes the signature Sun Peaks Family Cup race bringing together families from all over the globe, as well as the Annual ‘Kookaburra Cup’ Cross-Country Skiing Competition and other fun family events.
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The 15th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Festival of Wine (January 12 to 20, 2013)
Two of British Columbia's finest assets—winter recreation and wine—make for an inspired pairing at this annual celebration. Over 20 B.C. wineries will come together to offer over 20 events ranging from small and intimate to the grand scale flagship West Jet Progressive Tasting. Be prepared to come away with more than one new favourite indulgence.
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The 2nd Annual Bluebird Banked Slalom (February 17, 2013)
Hundreds of man hours have gone into clearing a brand new course for this one of a kind banked slalom race. The natural gully along 5 Mile run will become the new testing ground for boarders and skiers in this locals’ favourite event. Prizing and after party to follow!
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FIS World Cup of Speed Skiing (February 28 to March 3, 2013)
The fastest non-motorized sport in the world is back at Sun Peaks Resort and is better than ever! As the only FIS sanctioned speed skiing event in North America, this race is a spectacular show for racers and spectators alike. Come see racers hit speeds of over 200km/h down the infamous Headwalls ski run.
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Rip Curl Duff Invitational Slopestyle (February 17, 2013)
Canadian snowboarding legend Chris Dufficy will return to his stomping grounds to throw down in the Rockstar Energy Terrain Park and he is inviting everyone to join him! Come witness the best skiers and snowboarders in the region and beyond compete to claim the title in this inaugural slopestyle event.
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CADS Festival and Para National Championships (March 24 to 29, 2013)
Future paralympians from all across Canada will gather at Sun Peaks Resort for the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers Festival once again this year. The CADS Ski Improvement and Race Development Program will focus on young, up and coming racers while in The Canadian National Para-Alpine Championships top para-alpine racers from across Canada and other nations compete for honors before the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
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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 or to visit Sun Peaks during these events please contact:

Brandi Schier
Media & Marketing Coordinator
Tourism Sun Peaks
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