PRESS RELEASE: Sun Peaks
Spring is in the air here in Sun Peaks! While the skiers and snowboarders still own the mountainside for a few more weeks, long days of spring sunshine will soon be uncovering the trails from their snowy hibernation and we can’t stop daydreaming about the upcoming summer of biking ahead.
Speaking of summer, mark your calendars for opening day of the Sun Peaks Bike Park on Friday, June 22nd!
We’re stoked for opening, but we’re even more stoked to announce that we’ll be extending the Bike Park season this year with not one, but two bonus weekends during the prime riding conditions of September! After the finish of our regular daily operations on September 3, we’ll fire up the lift again on September 7 to 9 and September 14 to 16, so you can get your fill of the tacky fall dirt that DH dreams are made of.
Our trail crew is eagerly awaiting their first sightings of the trails next month, ready to bust out the tools and get to work. With a winter full of dirt sculpting dreams in their heads the team is raring to go with trail improvements and additions. If you’re keenly awaiting news of what’s new in the park this summer sit tight, we’ll have more updates in the months to come to fill you in once the crew has had a chance to assess things following the snow melt.
We’re also excited to announce the return of our Shred Hard Ladies Weekend
camp this summer! Led by the coaching dream team of Dylan Sherrard and Cheryl Beattie, this two-day camp helps rad lady riders improve their bike skills, tackle trails with more confidence, and meet like-minded riding friends. Or, in the words of camp coordinator Mr. Sherrard himself:
"Our aim at any Shred Hard Summer Camp event is to help riders develop confidence and find flow. I'm really excited to kick off the summer season with the Shred Hard Ladies Camp, because it's a wonderful opportunity to apply those same objectives while connecting with a whole new audience."
We had an awesome group of women in the camp last year, who started with technique drills in the car park and ended by shredding one of the gnarliest trails on the mountain, Insanity One, top to bottom to cap off an amazing weekend of skills progression.
The Shred Hard Ladies Weekend camp runs over the Canada Day long weekend on June 30 and July 1, which brings the added bonus of a free outdoor concert from Canadian rockers Big Sugar to party it up at on the Saturday night. So if you have a friend, sister, daughter, girlfriend, wife, mother, aunt, or grandmother that wants to have some fun and improve her DH skills then send them our way!
Not a lady shredder? No worries, we have a ton of other camps
on the line up for 2018, as well as our usual lessons and guided tours.
See you on the trails!
– Sun Peaks Bike Park Team Sun Peaks Resort mountain biking trails