Two mountain bikers riding downhill at sunset

Posted June 13, 2022 

Between the announcement of the Bike Park expansion and behind the scenes snapshots of trail building, your enthusiasm around the upcoming season has been awesome. We can’t wait to see everyone out on Opening Day! Here’s what you need to know heading into the 2022 mountain bike season.  

Expansion map drops & New Opening Date

The moment we’ve all been waiting for... new trails maps have been revealed! Visit our Trail Map and Status page for brand new 2022 mapping. For more background on the new trails for this season, check out the Sundance expansion in detail. 

Map of downhill bike trails
The 2022 Bike Park map including the new Sundance Bike Park zone and chairlift

Bike trails on original Friday, June 17 opening day will be limited to the Progression Park, accessible from the Village Platter lift. Due to the cool, wet, and snowy spring, the new projected opening for the Tod Mountain zone of the Bike Park off the Sunburst Express chairlift is Monday, June 27. Trail availability at this time will be weather and condition dependent. The new Sundance Bike Park zone and chairlift is now slated to open early July – we will provide further updates on the expansion later this month, we know you’re excited to check out this new trail network!

Extended hours will be in effect from Opening Day through Labour Day, with lifts spinning until 7:00pm daily. Following September 5, lifts will spin until 5:00pm as the long summer days slip into fall. 

Summer Hours of Operation

The Return of Events

Across the industry event calendars are coming back on line after Covid-19 related pauses and it's no exception this year in the Bike Park! 

We’re excited to be hosting Mahalo My Dude from IFFHT Films on their I Only Ride Park Tour this summer. Join us in welcoming them for meet and greets, group rides, pop up shops and huge giveaways. 

Red Bull Downtime, the uniquely Canadian competition where riders of any skill can race against the clock to record their best time and post it against fellow competitors, returns to the Bike Park, July 22 to 24.  

Norco Canadian Enduro Series / E-Bike Championship presented by Leatt will kick off the weekend of September 17. This event provides athletes with a solid competitive stage focusing on the enduro discipline and has quickly become the flagship enduro series in Canada. For more information and registration details, please check out the official event website.

Last but not least, our homegrown Peaks Pedal Fest will be returning for summer 2022 on Labour Day long weekend, to celebrate all things mountain biking! Stay tuned for more details and check out our complete summer events lineup on our Events page. 

Discounts for days coming your way 

Windback Wednesdays are back! You can ride Twilight in the Bike Park for only $30, every Wednesday all summer long. Pro tip: follow your Windback Wednesday ride with half price wings and trivia night at Masa's Bar + Grill.

Also returning for 2022, you can access our alpine pedal trails or sample downhill biking with a 1 Ride Ticket or gain access to the progression park plus one ride up with a Progression Park + 1 Ride Ticket

Brand new this year is the Bike Park Family Season Pass. Purchase as a family of 4+ and save 10% on your passes. The discount applies to the five oldest family members (excluding tots) and all subsequent family members are only $100.

All Bike Park season pass holders will receive 10% off at Masa’s Bar + Grill, 10% off at Café Soleil, 10% off at Umbrella Café, and 10% off at Sunburst Bar + Eatery at mid-mountain lodge. Bring your RFID pass to claim these perks.  

Remember to purchase online in advance to save up to 35% on day tickets. 

Tickets and Passes 

Rental, Repair, and retail Join forces   

Have you seen the hole in the wall? Substantial changes have been made to our Bike Park retail, rental, and repair spaces with Elevation, Southside, and Fall Line now accessible through the Elevations storefront and the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. This dramatic change to the flow and feel of this space allows for a better blend of gear, quality brands, and our new rental fleet of 137 bikes from Rocky Mountain and Devinci! 

Ensure you can experience the Bike Park to the fullest with a rental bike built to fit the bill. The Rocky Mountain Slayer Park is the go-to downhill beast and the Rocky Mountain Altitude is the all mountain weapon. If you consider yourself a connoisseur, take your pick from one of the High Performance options. All adult full suspension bikes have a frame specific wrap and have been professionally wrapped by Ride Wrap. 

With a later opening summer date that the average shop, Elevation still has plenty of stock in everything you'll need. Don't miss out on the impressive roster of key brands that includes Fox, Dakine, TLD, Arcteryx, Chromag, Ride Concepts, Crankbrothers, Five Ten, Maxxis, Race Face, Oneup, Smith, Leatt, and more!

Downhill, enduro, junior, and valley trail bikes are available to rent. Be sure to book your rental bike and gear in advance to ensure availability. 

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Step up your skills

Many favourites are returning to our lineup of lessons, camps, and tours this season. New this year, Women’s Weekend Sessions will run on select dates from 10:00am to 1:00pm, welcoming all ability levels. This program is all about bringing like-minded women together for fun and progressive days of riding in the Bike Park.  

For advanced and expert riders looking to progress their skills even further, Kamloops professional mountain biker, Kyleigh Stewart, will be pairing her race knowledge with a balance of skill development and encouragement in the Race Pro Private Clinics. You'll have a great time out on the trails while learning from one of the best. 

Looking to partake in group rides? Sun Peaks Recreational Trail Association (SPRTA) is bringing back monthly group rides on Friday evenings (June 24, July 8, August 19, and September 9). These fun focused, social rides are a great opportunity to meet other riders and enjoy the local trails. For more information and to become a SPRTA member, visit their official website

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Earn your turns 

A third mountain of riding is heading your way this summer thanks to the hard work of SPRTA. The volunteer community group has facilitated the development of 12kms of new, free to use, pedal-access trails on Mt. Morrisey. These trails include a singletrack climb and a top-to-bottom intermediate downhill, which weave their way through the beautiful cedar forest unique to that side of the valley. Plus, an out and back viewpoint trail at the top. They’ll be a game changer for those who want to earn their turns in Sun Peaks.   

Cross country mountain bike trail map
Outside of the Bike Park, the Valley pedal-access network offers a growing selection of trails to explore free of charge. Trails are maintained by the Sun Peaks Recreational Trail Association

See you on the trails!