Sun Peaks in Canada expands ski terrain

15th October 2014, by Abi Butcher

Sun Peaks is now the second-largest ski resort in Canada

Sun Peaks is now the second-largest ski resort in Canada

Sun Peaks ski resort in British Columbia is adding more terrain this season, bringing the skiable acres up to 4,270 and making it the second-largest area in Canada.

The new terrain is in the resort’s West Morrisey and Gil’s sections. It includes three new trails and will be classified as expert or high intermediate.

Gil’s, at the top of Tod Mountain, is popular for backcountry skiing and will have its vertical doubled, thanks to the addition of a lower ski-out road that will lead back to the main ski area.

Three new runs are being created on West Morrisey, using the same aspect as the popular Static Cling and Agitator ski runs, allowing guests to ski back to the Morrisey Express Chairlift or connect to the Fairways Ski Back to access that residential section of the village.

“It’s incredible to see the amount of work we’ve accomplished in the short window we have available at this elevation,” says Jamie Tattersfield, head of mountain operations for Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. “And there is plenty more to come in future winters as well.” 

Sun Peaks has also joined forces with Canada’s largest ski resort, Whistler. The two have announced a new reciprocal seasons pass agreement, which offers season pass-holders a 50 per cent discount at each other’s resorts.

Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America — and repeatedly voted by Brits as the best.

“Having an alliance with Whistler Blackcomb means combining two significant resorts,” said Aidan Kelly of Sun Peaks Resort, which opens on 22 November. “We hope Whistler Blackcomb season pass-holders take advantage of this great opportunity to explore the interior.”

The discount applies to window ticket rates, on production of a valid photo ID and the 2014-15 season pass for either resort.

“We continually look for new and exciting ways to add value for our season pass-holders,” says Stuart Rempel of Whistler Blackcomb, which opens on 27 November.

“This is an exciting season for us with our new Whistler Village Gondola cabins and RFID access, both which will be ready to go for opening day. We look forward to welcoming Sun Peaks’ pass-holders to come and experience what skiing and riding in Whistler is all about.”

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