March 26, 2014 - 10:17 AM
KAMLOOPS — Sun Peaks is already one of the largest resorts in the country based on expanse and it is now set to become the second largest in skiable trails as well.
Resort management made several announcements Tuesday including the next steps in the resort's master plan. Work on new multi-season trails in the West Morrisey and Gil's areas will begin this spring and the skiable terrain is expected to grow by more than 500 acres, to 4,200 acres, by the beginning of the winter season.
This expansion will make Sun Peaks the second largest mountain resort in Canada, tied with Lake Louise and second only to Whistler, which has more than 8,000 skiable acres. The resort started as a small ski hill 50 years ago before being purchased by Nippon Cable in 1992. Since then about $630 million has been invested in the resort and it is now recognized as the second best mountain resort in Canada by Conde Nast, Snowboard Canada Magazine and Canadian Living.
As the resort continues growth under the master plan the Delta Sun Peaks Resort will also be changing names to reflect the growth of the resort. As of May 1 the premier hotel will be known as Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre.
“We’re really pleased to see the ongoing commitment of Sun Peaks Resort Corporation that will see Sun Peaks Grand continue as our community’s premier property,” Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine says.
Ownership, management and employees will remain in place and upgrades will continue on the 12-year-old hotel
“Our efforts to tell the world about us are clearly paying off, and knowing we have continuity at our signature hotel is important,” says Christopher Nicolson, President of Tourism Sun Peaks. “All of the people who work and live here will be pleased with the commitment from Sun Peaks Grand to not only stay the course, but improve the hotel and commit to making Sun Peaks the premiere mountain destination experience in Canada. This commitment benefits everyone in our village.”
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