What’s happening on the mountain at Sun Peaks

Calendar of upcoming events for Sun Peaks this winter

The new Family Ski Camps offered at Sun Peaks are perfect for families looking to expand their skiing skills.

The two day Family Race Camp will have every member of the family improving within a safe learning environment.

The camp also includes entry into the popular Friday Race Series so entrants can test their newly acquired skills in a live setting. The camp runs Wednesday to Thursday from Jan. 8 to March 20, 2014.

Guests can also choose to discover challenging terrain beyond the corduroy, working to improve turns on steeps, glades, powder and moguls in the three day Off-Piste Camp.Dedicated coaches blend technical instruction, local knowledge and skiing tactics to develop all-mountain skills increasing confidence and taking guests’ skiing to the next level. This camp runs Monday to Wednesday from Dec. 23, 2013 to Feb. 19, 2014.

There is also a new Guided Backcountry Snowshoe Adventure for people to explore 12 kilometers of snowshoe trails starting from the central village leading out through snowy backcountry forest and meadows, arriving at frozen McGillivray Lake. Led by an experienced local guide, hikers learn about the environmental surroundings and history of the area.

The journey treks through the natural habitat of the Canadian lynx, the wolf, the snowshoe hare and other elusive creatures.

Once at the lake, guests enjoy a picnic lunch and hot apple cider at the McGillivray Lake Outpost, the hub of Nordic and backcountry activity at Sun Peaks.

Not for the faint of heart, the five hour tour includes over 1,500 feet of elevation gain on the journey to McGillivray Lake. The challenge is rewarded by epic views and a taste of true Canadian wilderness.

What else is happening at Sun Peaks this winter?

Check out their calender of events:

 

JANUARY

1–15 – 8th Annual Sun Peaks Family Cup

11–19 -16th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

12 – 5th Annual Sun Peaks Kookaburra Cup Nordic Loppet

18–19 – Sun Peaks Nordic Ski Camp

26 – The Garden Rail Jam

 

FEBRUARY

15 – Full Moon Nordic Ski & Chocolate Fondue

16 – 3rd Annual Bluebird Banked Slalom Starlight Nordic Ski & Chocolate Fondue

21–22 – TELUS Nancy Greene Corporate Challenge

23 – Holy Cow Nordic Loppet

 

MARCH

1–31 – 3rd Annual March Music Madness

6- 9 – FIS World Cup Speed Skiing

15 – 5Forty True Urban Assault Full Moon Nordic Ski & Chocolate Fondue

21–22 – Nancy Greene Snow Star Festival

29 – Bikinis for Breast Cancer

30 – Duff Invitational Slopestyle

 

APRIL

5–6 – Tod Mountain Days featuring Slush Cup, Dummy Dowhill and Retro Days