Chairlift Opens, Toonie Day, Yeah Bro! Bike Fest & the most exciting Freeride Mountain Bike Camps in the Interior
â€œWeâ€™ve had crews working extremely hard over the last seven weeks,â€ says Jamie Tattersfied, head of Mountain Operations at Sun Peaks Resort. â€œWe have a superior product and despite the recent rain we are looking forward to a good Bike Park opening.â€
A final list of trails open will be announced later next week as alpine snow continues to melt and conditions dry.
The well-lovedÂ Toonie DayÂ will soon follow (July 3) allowing Kamloops and area residents to hit the trails for only $2.00 plus a non-perishable Kamloops Food Bank donation. This is a great opportunity for locals to experience the world class downhill mountain bike park in their own backyard.
Sun Peaks Bike Park Freeride CampsÂ have a reputation as the most exciting mountain bike camps offered in the Interior. Coached by some of B.C.â€™s top riders, these 5-day camps immerse riders in all aspects of freeriding and can include transportation between Kamloops and Sun Peaks Resort (July 23 â€“ 27 or August 6 â€“ 10).
Women looking to explore the Bike Park in a fun and supportive environment can take part in the firstÂ Womenâ€™s Freeride Mountain Bike CampÂ of the season (July 7 & 8 or August 11 & 12). Coached by local female riders, campers will learn about line selection, flowing corners and berms, pinning single track, and conquering features in the park. Ladies Day in the Bike Park will also continue every Friday beginning July 13. This program includes a full day of coaching and a Bike Park lift ticket for the day.
Sun Peaks Bike Park staff and organizers are looking forward to hosting several exciting Bike Park events this summer, including the returningÂ Yeah Bro! BC Cup #3 Downhill SeriesÂ (July 15) during the Yeah Bro! Bike Fest (July 13 â€“ 22) which includes some the best riders from Kamloops and the country as well as theÂ Classic Dual SlalomÂ (September 2).
-30-About Sun Peaks:Â Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2ndÂ Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13thÂ Best in North America by CondÃ© Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.Â Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways – Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 Â¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C. Â Â