Opening Day 2020-21 - Photo Recap

All photos taken Saturday, November 21.

Every off-season feels long, but this year we had an even longer period than normal between days sliding on snow (and that's not even counting the 'every week feels like a year' vibe that 2020 has going on). The wait was finally over this past Saturday as we got to gear up, mask up, and head up to grab the first laps of winter 2020-21. And what an opening day it was!

Apparently Mother Nature took pity on us and decided to reward everyone for their patience. A beautiful sunrise gave way to bluebird skies, as the slopes lay covered in plenty of fresh snow deposited by a series of storms over the last few weeks. With all three of our mountains open, all of our chairlifts spinning, 100+ runs ready to go, and our full Nordic network groomed, there was plenty of terrain for everyone to enjoy.

We could rave on and on about how beautiful the weather was, how stunning the views looked, or how good the conditions were, but instead we'd rather show you. Here is a look at all the action from Day 1 of the 2020-21 winter season:

First Chair of Winter 2020-21 at Sun Peaks Resort
After narrowly missing out on the prize last year, Dayon, Svenja, Patrick, and Gavin were back to claim first chair on Sunburst in 2020-21.
First Chair of Winter 2020-21 at Sun Peaks Resort
Off they go!
First Chair of Winter 2020-21 at Sun Peaks Resort
Of course, having all three mountains open meant multiple first chairs were up for grabs this year. Here are the Sundance crew staking their claim.
Alpine Views at Sun Peaks Resort
Winter has arrived in Sun Peaks.
View of Dunn Peak from Sun Peaks Resort
Always a pleasure Dunn Peak.
Skiing in the Sunshine at Sun Peaks Resort
It's a promising sign when the snowghosts make an appearance this early in the season.
Skiing Mt Morrisey at Sun Peaks Resort
The conditions were just as good over on Mt. Morrisey.
Top of the Crystal Chairlift at Sun Peaks Resort
The new Crystal chairlift made its much anticipated debut at Top of the World on Saturday. 
View from the Crystal Chairlift at Sun Peaks Resort
How does your office view compare?
View from the Crystal Chairlift at Sun Peaks Resort
Plenty of stoked skiers and snowboarders stacked up laps on the new Crystal.
Skiing Powder at Sun Peaks Resort
And the skiing? Not bad.
View from Headwalls at Sun Peaks Resort
It was such a nice day we had to stop and admire the views every so often.
Skiing Powder at Sun Peaks Resort
Before diving back into the fray.
Nordic Trails at Sun Peaks Resort
100% of our groomed and trackset Nordic trails also opened this weekend. 
Nordic Trails at Sun Peaks Resort
And they served up some stunning views!
Skiing Powder at Sun Peaks Resort
With a start this good, we're looking forward to what the rest of this La Nina winter has to offer.

A big thank you to everyone who joined us on opening day for your good spirits, patience, and willingness to follow our COVID-19 protocols to help keep everyone safe. It felt good to be in the mountains again. For those unable to be with us for opening this year, we hope you stay healthy so that we can see you soon. A big thank you as well to all of our staff for your hard work to get this season up and running under challenging circumstances. We couldn't have done it without you!

Want to take part in the fun? Please review our COVID-19 Policy and Procedures guide before visiting Sun Peaks and make sure you book your tickets online, in advance.