On Saturday, November 17, Sun Peaks became the first resort in BC to open for winter 2018/19!
The first chair of the season was claimed early this year, with a dedicated trio pitching a tent the night before to secure their spot at the front of the line. As dawn crept closer they were joined by other determined pilgrims, all dreaming of those glorious first turns of the winter.
Glimpses of sunshine and snow covered trees in the alpine shone through the clouds at the base, teasing those waiting in line as the minutes ticked down. As our on-mountain crews put the finishing touches on the 21 runs that were open, we welcomed those joining the line with freshly baked trays of our world famous cinnamon buns.
Finally the clock struck 9:00 am, cheers rose up into the mountain air, and another amazing winter began here in Sun Peaks.
Check out all the fun from Opening Day:
The first day of season 2018/19 is officially in the books and winter is off to a great start. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Opening Day on November 17!
Mark your calendars, our annual High Five Day is coming up on Monday, December 3. Just $5 and a non-perishable donation to the Kamloops Food Bank will get you a whole day of skiing, snowboarding, or Nordic.
Opening Day video recap: