Sun Peaks increases ski terrain

30th March 2014, by Abi Butcher

Sun Peaks will become the second-largest ski area in Canada, next to Whistler

Sun Peaks will become the second-largest ski area in Canada, next to Whistler

Sun Peaks in British Columbia will add an extra 522 acres of new terrain for next season, making it the second-largest ski area in the Canada after Whistler.

Sun Peaks, which is already a popular choice with British skiers, will grow from 3,678 acres to 4,200 acres, with the creation of 110 acres of trails on West Morrisey between the Back in Time and Static Cling trails. A further 412 acres of runs will be created on the current back-country area of Gil’s, at the top of Mt Tod. At this point Gil’s will remain hike-in/ski-out, with an outrun at the bottom increasing the current vertical.

In addition, the Delta Sun Peaks Resort will undergo a major refurbishment and change of ownership before next season, and will be renamed Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre.

Nancy Greene, director of skiing at Sun Peaks, said: “Sun Peaks has emerged as one of Canada’s must-ski resorts, and knowing that we’re building on our considerable success with local management and ownership of the Grand, as well as new runs, is an important signal to everyone, both here at Sun Peaks and in key visitor markets, that we’re adding even more value to our resort guests’ experience.”

Skiing began 50 years ago at Sun Peaks and has grown significantly ever since. Located 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops, it is the largest year-round destination resort in British Columbia’s interior.

Click here to see a map of the new terrain.



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