Hike, Bike or Ride and Enjoy the View for Only a Toonie!

Jun 24, 2005 at 4:52
Jun 24, 2005
by Russ Day  
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This Saturday, June 25th, is “Toonie Day” at Sun Peaks Resort where all guests can ride the Sunburst Chairlift for only two dollars and marks the opening of the 2005 Summer mountain biking, hiking and sightseeing season. All proceeds go to the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and the Sun Peaks Health Association.

The resort’s Sunburst Express Chairlift is set to start turning at 10am on Saturday and eager mountain bikers will be lining up to check out the many improvements in the park for this season. “The trail crew has busy getting the park ready for opening day and riders will notice a number of upgrades,” remarked Jordan Petrovics, from the Sun Peaks Resort Corporation’s Marketing Department. “The Home Run trail for beginner riders has been graded for smoother riding, over 50 new machine-made berms have been added to the Route 66 trail and in early July, the Steam Shovel Dirt Trail will be extended to the top of the Sunburst Chairlift.” The ongoing investment in downhill mountain biking will ensure Sun Peaks Resort’s reputation as one of the top five mountain bike destinations in North America.

Mountain bikers won’t be the only guests lining up for “first tracks” on Saturday as hikers and sightseers gear up for another season of fun. A network of hiking trails wind their way from the top of the lift through beautiful alpine meadows and past pristine lakes connecting to trails that lead back down to the valley and the Sun Peaks Village. Sightseers can ride the lift roundtrip and just soak up the spectacular views and everyone can meet up together in the village for a drink or bite to eat at any of the many restaurants, all just an easy walk from the base of the Sunburst lift.

Saturday also marks the beginning of festival season at Sun Peaks with numerous events planned throughout the summer including Canada Day celebrations (July 1), the Sun Peaks Music Festival (August 6 & 7), the Sun Peaks Mountain Bike Festival and World Master’s Championships (August 12 - 14) and many more. The opening of the back nine of the Sun Peaks Resort Golf Course is also planned for July 15, conditions permitting.

For more information about “Toonie Day”, summer events at Sun Peaks or to book accommodations, please visit www.sunpeaksresort.com or call Sun Peaks Central Reservations at 1-800-807-3257.
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