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Sun Peaks kicks off start of summer season

Thrill seekers have new and improved trails to check out at Sun Peaks Resort this summer.
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June 21, 2019 - 4:45 PM

KAMLOOPS - Sun Peaks is kicking off the start of summer by opening a lift to hikers and bikers, with lots of activities planned for the weekend.

The Sunburst chairlift opened today, June 21, welcoming outdoor enthusiasts to check out the revamped trail system.

Sun Peaks Resort chief marketing officer Aidan Kelly expects thrill seekers to enjoy more than the average number of trails.

“We should see well over 1,000 people enjoying hiking and biking adventures this weekend. With the early start to spring in the mountains we’ve got more terrain and trails to offer bikers and hikers than usual at this time of year, which should help us get off to a stronger start,” he says.

CEO and president of Tourism Sun Peaks Arlene Schieven is excited to start season that marks the 20th anniversary of the bike park.

“There’s been all kinds of developments to the mountain biking park... some of those trails will be ready and others will be ready shortly,” she says. “There are definitely new trails for people to explore.”

She says the trails have seen a $350,000 revamp, some of which are now open, and with more trails expected to open this summer.

“One of the highlights of this year, because it is the 20th anniversary of the bike park, is the twilight Wednesday’s, where you can get a twilight pass for $20,” Schieven says.

This pass will allow riders to access the bike park for the discounted rate every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This weekend, Sun Peaks will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the bike park with cupcakes, beer, artists and wellness, a mix that Schieven is sure to please the masses.

“We have an art exhibition, with a reception from the artists, so that’s new. It’s going to be busy weekend with lots going on," Schieven says. "There’s Lift and a Lager, so people who come up on opening day can get a beer from Granville Island Brewing with your lift ticket."

You can get your lift ticket and redeem a free beer on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. She notes that cupcakes will also be available at 3 p.m.

If you want to get your yoga on, there is a free class happening Saturday at 12:30 p.m.at the grand terrace.

The Mountain Spirit Festival is going on this weekend and still has tickets available for workshops on spirituality, nutrition and self-development. The festival will be include a market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be the usual farmer’s market on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Live music will be played Friday and Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can check out the full list of activities here.


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