Opening Day 2018/19 - Photo Recap

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.

Breakfast in Line on Opening Day
Breakfast in line after snagging first chair.

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:

Harry Bear and Cinnamon Buns
Harry Bear was on hand to help hand out breakfast to those waiting in line.
Cinnamon Buns on Opening Day
A sweet treat for our guests.
Hot Chocolate on Opening Day
Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns, a winning combo!
First Chair T Shirts on Opening Day
Those at the front got a reward for their dedication.
Line Up on Opening Day
Not long to go!
First Chair of Winter 2018/19
And they're off! The first chair in the province for winter 2018/19.
Second Chair of Winter 2018/19
The second chair was just as stoked as the first.
Chairlift on Opening Day
Plenty of smiling faces heading up the mountain.
Skier on Opening Day
Got snow? We sure do!
Crystal Chairlift on Opening Day
We were treated to a stunning inversion in the alpine for opening.
Skiing on Opening Day
Scoring the first turns of the winter above a sea of clouds.
Skiers on Opening Day
Shredding in the sunshine.
Crystal Chairlift on Opening Day
Blue skies up top.
Snowboarder on Opening Day
Sending it into the season.
Ski Patroller on Opening Day
Patrol got in on the fun too.
Après and Ales on Opening Day
Our annual Après and Ales event at Masa's Bar + Grill was the perfect way to end the day.
Après and Ales at Masas Bar + Grill
Masa's Bar + Grill was filled with happy skiers and snowboarders toasting the start of their winter.
Sunset over the Sunburst Express on Opening Day
As the sun dipped below the horizon, the first après of the season continued long into the night. 

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: