Sun Peaks to open this weekend

Opening Day at Sun Peaks will be Saturday, November 17

Making turns at the Nancy Greene International Race Centre

Making turns at the Nancy Greene International Race Centre

Ski teams from across Canada are skiing at Sun Peaks this week, and the resort is scheduled to be the first destination resort in B.C. to open to the public on Saturday, November 17.

Teams from Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia have selected Sun Peaks as a training location because of its reliable early season snow and the Nancy Greene International Race Centre.

The race centre was developed prior to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in partnership with the Austrian National Ski Team. The training site incorporates an intricate combination of slope angles and pitches to replicate the different kinds of race courses. The thoughtful design also gives coaches ideal terrain to set training courses for each of the four World Cup skiing disciplines: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super GS, and Downhill.

At the bottom of the slopes, Sun Peaks provides ski teams and guests with the convenience of a ski-through village.

“Most of our guests comment on the refreshing ease of the village,” explains Christopher Nicolson, president for Tourism Sun Peaks. “Until you actually experience skiing from your hotel doorstep to the lift, you will likely not fully appreciate the incredible difference this gives to a ski vacation. Parents in particular feel a heightened sense of relaxation thanks to this feature.”

Details on Opening Day and Sun Peaks Resort can be found at www.SunPeaksResort.com.