October 09, 2014 - 11:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - The 2014 World Snow Awards are coming up and Sun Peaks is hoping to score in two categories.
The Kamloops-based resort is shortlisted for two titles: Most improved resort in North America and the Eco Award.
“To be recognized for these recent efforts is a testament to the scale and level of investment and resources these projects have required,” says Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. “To share the nomination with such high caliber resorts speaks to the fact Sun Peaks is truly a world class destination.”
Sun Peaks was nominated for the most improved resort after adding 500 acres of expert to high-intermediate terrain – making it the second largest ski area in Canada. With the expansion came the beginner-level nordic trail.
The Eco Award came after the resort developed the Forest Health Program to target and manage efforts against the pine beetle epidemic. The program has aided in keeping diverse plantlife in the area and maintaining terrain that was previously deteriorating.
The World Snow Awards have 24 different categories and awards go to resorts, tour operators, clothing brands and individuals. Sun Peaks among other resorts will be judged by a group of expert industry leaders.
-This story was edited at 2:12 p.m. to include difficulty levels of the new terrain.
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