Some of the finest early season skiing in B.C. was even better last Friday, with 14 cm of fresh snow blanketing the mountain and village at Sun Peaks and even more snow reported falling in the alpine.
Over another 10 cm was forecast to fall that night and throughout the weekend, making for excellent skiing and riding conditions on all three mountains.
Sun Peaks has maintained very good snow conditions throughout the season thus far, particularly in the alpine which as of Friday had a 99 cm base.
Additional ski runs opened Friday, including East Bushwacker, Sting, Grand Return and Upper Intimidator. More terrain was being prepared to open Saturday with cool temperatures and more snow in the forecast.
Sun Peaks representatives say they plan for almost 100 per cent of terrain to be open by Sunday.
“Looking more long term towards the holidays we are expecting another 20 to 30 cm of new snow by Christmas,” says Jamie Tattersfield, head of mountain operations for Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. “This means the entire mountain will be open and covered in that light, dry powder we are so well known for.”
Sun Peaks’ Nordic network is 100 per cent open with fantastic grooming and conditions on all cross country trails.