Summer 2018 Opening Day Recap

Posted June 27, 2018

Summer is now in full swing here in Sun Peaks! On Friday, June 22, we fired up the Sunburst chairlift for the opening day of the Sun Peaks Bike Park and lift-access hiking.

As eager bikers and hikers staked their spots in line and counted down the clock to first chair at 10:00am, participants of the annual three day Mountain Spirit Festival were limbering up with some yoga, while golfers were teeing off on our beautiful mountain course.

Some pre-opening rain had the Bike Park trails in perfect condition, before the clouds gave way to beautiful sunshine throughout the weekend for the hikers, golfers, and sightseers to revel in.

Here's a look at how the 2018 summer chairlift opening weekend unfolded:

Opening Day Bike Lineup
9:55am. The long wait is almost over.
Hikers waiting for chairlift.
Hikers were keen to get up there too.
First chair of summer 2018.
First chair of summer 2018!
Rider at Sun Peaks Bike Park
The trails were in awesome condition with tacky turns galore.
Mountain top yoga
The three day Mountain Spirit Festival allowed plenty of time for relaxation.
Mountain Cross Carts at Sun Peaks Resort
The Mountain Cross Carts are up and running too.
The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort
Blue skies and sunshine over the golf course on the weekend.
Nancy Greene Little Big Golf Challenge
Plenty of kids hit the links for the annual Nancy Greene Little Big Golf Challenge on Saturday.
Lift and a Lager at Sun Peaks Resort
Every lift ticket/season pass on Saturday included a refreshing beverage from Granville Island Brewing at our Lift and a Lager party.
DJ King Kong Finger at Lift and a Lager
DJ King Kong Finger spinning the tunes at Lift and a Lager (with a little help).
Dylan Sherrard giving out prizes at Lift and a Lager
Dylan Sherrard was on hand to give out plenty of prizes for the groms and groms at heart.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening weekend of the Sunburst chairlift! We hope you had a fantastic time and we look forward to seeing you up here throughout the summer.

This weekend promises to be even bigger and better, with our annual Canada Day Weekend celebrations headlined by a free outdoor concert from Canadian rockers Big Sugar!

All photos taken 22 - 24 June, 2018.

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