Thank You for the Memories! Winter 2019-20 Photo Recap

Posted March 25, 2020

Well winter 2020, it’s been a wild ride.

After plenty of party vibes for opening day, the first few weeks of the season were followed by a wave of massive storms from mid-December through January. These storms dropped record breaking amounts of snow on our three mountains and left plenty of smiling, snow-encrusted faces in their wake. The top ups continued in February, bringing more fantastic conditions, a huge snow base, and happy snow sliders.

Skier in Deep Powder at Sun Peaks Resort on Dec 31, 2019
We won't be forgetting these crazy deep turns in a hurry. Taken December 31, 2019.

Sun drenched slopes, perfect patio weather, and glorious groomers started in March, along with a stacked line up of awesome events. The deep snow base and beautiful sunny skies promised an incredible spring skiing season ahead.

And then it came to a quick and unexpected halt. The decision to close Sun Peaks Resort early this season was one of the most challenging we’ve ever had to make. Given the current situation we know it was the right one to keep our guests, staff, and local community safe. We hope everyone stays healthy and we look forward to seeing you in the Bike Park, out enjoying the hiking trails, on the golf course, or on the slopes in the near future.

For now though, we want to revisit some happy memories that were made in the mountains this winter. Check out our photo recap below to relive the highlights from this season:

Winter 2019/20 Opening Day at Sun Peaks Resort
As always there were plenty of happy faces for opening day! Taken November 23, 2019.
Winter 2019/20 Opening Day at Sun Peaks Resort
Cinnamon buns in the line up added to the stoke. Taken November 23, 2019.
View from Mt Morrisey at Sun Peaks Resort
Early morning Morrisey views. Taken December 14, 2019.
Snowboarding in Powder at Sun Peaks Resort
Mother Nature cranked up the snow dial on December 17, 2019.
Powder Skiing at Sun Peaks Resort
It was the first taste of what Ullr had in store over the next couple of months. Taken December 17, 2019.
Top of the Burfield Chair at Sun Peaks Resort
Sunshine and snowy views at Top of the World. Taken December 23, 2019.
Skiing with Santa at Sun Peaks Resort
Skiing with Santa is always a favourite activity. Taken December 23, 2019.
Caroling in the Village at Sun Peaks Resort
Caroling with Nancy Greene spread festive cheer throughout the village on Christmas Eve. Taken December 24, 2019. 
Nordic Skiing at Sun Peaks Resort
Nordic skiers had a blast this winter too. Taken December 27, 2019.
Snowboarding in Powder at Sun Peaks Resort
And then it snowed. Taken December 31, 2019.
Snowboarding in Powder at Sun Peaks Resort
And snowed. And snowed... Taken December 31, 2019
New Years Eve Fireworks at Sun Peaks Resort
Despite plenty of challenges thrown up by the once-in-a-decade storm, we still managed to ring in 2020 with slopeside fireworks. Taken December 31, 2019.
Skiing Powder at Sun Peaks Resort
And then it snowed some more. Taken January 8, 2020.
Air Nation at Sun Peaks Resort
Air Nation took over the Terrain Park in January. Taken January 15, 2020.
Powder Skiing at Sun Peaks Resort
Fresh snow continued to fall in February. Taken February 6, 2020
Evening in the Sun Peaks Village
Longer days led to glorious evenings in the village. Taken February 8, 2020.
Morning in the Sun Peaks Village
As well as beautiful mornings. Taken February 12, 2020.
Timber Tour Moguls at Sun Peaks Resort
The Timber Tour brought BC's top junior mogul skiers to tackle our course on Sting. Taken February 28, 2020.
Peak Pride at Sun Peaks Resort
We were stoked to welcome Peak Pride back to our slopes for another year. Taken February 29, 2020.
Skier on Chairlift at Sun Peaks Resort
Sunny blue skies and perfect groomers were on the menu for most of March. Taken March 5, 2020.

Every year we say thank you to our staff and volunteers at the end of the winter, but this year in particular we want to publicly acknowledge every single member of the Sun Peaks Resort team. Whether you are a seasonal employee who joined us for the winter or a long-time staff member or volunteer, your hard work, good spirits, and attentiveness to our guests, particularly during the unprecedented situation we experienced during the last few days of the season, warms our hearts. We are truly grateful to you all.

We will continue to support our teams to the best of our ability through any challenges in the weeks to come. For those heading out, we hope you leave here with the best of memories, new friends for life, and a place that you can always call home.

Of course, we also want to say thank you to all of our season pass holders, Canadian and international guests, and members of the local community for your ongoing support of Sun Peaks Resort. For all those affected by the early closure, please stay tuned to our website, emails, and social media channels as we will continue to provide updates over the coming weeks.

Thanks for another great winter, stay safe and connected to your loved ones, and we hope to see you in the mountains again soon!

The Sun Peaks Resort team