This is the first photo taken on one of their earlier ski days of the season. This was the view when they took the Gil’s Hike. This was a very beautiful view taken by a 13 year old with his phone! I was impressed! The project then began!
Elevation Chair is seen from the black Cariboo Run. The colors green, blue and black are used to
explain the difficulty of the run, and green is the easiest of them, blue for a
bit more experienced, black is difficult but there are double black, even more
is the highest peak of three at 2155 metres (7070’) that are the Sun Peaks
Alpine Resort. Sundance Mountain and Mt.
Morrisey are the other two that have been added for more skiing trails over the
years and are all part of the Shuswap Highlands.
was named after John Tod, a fur trader in charge of Fort Kamloops in 1841. This became a local ski area for Kamloops with
the Burfield Lodge and Burfield chair opening in 1961.
was purchased by a large company in 1992.
It was renamed in 1993 and has seen much growth and become internationally
Peaks now has 12 lifts that can handle 12,000 riders per hour. The longest lift is the Burfield Lift that
has survived all these years, being a 23 minute ride. There are 135 runs and 40 km of cross country
skiing days are long behind us now but I do remember enjoying our beautiful Sun
Peaks scenery on days with powder white snow and blue skies with our kids. Our younger generations are now enjoying the
same, our 7 year old grandson had his first lesson and loved it! Another one for the ‘ski team’! It is wonderful to be able to see their photos
to bring back those memories of skiing days!
|OSV Tree Trail|
|Green Rambler Trail|
|Green 5 Mile Run|
|View from Bentos Lodge|
Thanks to Millan, our wonderful 13 year old grandson who is also now my ‘ski team’ and ‘blogging partner’ and who contributed these great photos.
Sun Peaks has so much more to offer. Visit it soon!