Sunburst Chairlift opens at Sun Downhill

Sun Peaks bikers and hikers marking the date of June 29

Bikers and alpine hikers can circle June 29 on their calendar.

That’s the day Sun Peaks Resort’s Sunburst Chairlift will open.

“This season, several improvements have been made to the downhill-biking trail system, including on Behind Bars and Steam Shovel trails,” a Sun Peaks press release said.

“New hiking trails have also been reclaimed from older existing trails, including Tod’s Backside, encircling Sun Peaks’ highest peak, Mt. Tod and The Gils Trail, which cuts across a popular backcountry ski area.”

The 10th annual Jo’s Road Race and the Mountain of Beer and Chili Cook-Off are scheduled for June 30 at Sun Peaks.