Sun Peaks, BC (June 21, 2016) - This Friday, June 24, Sun Peaks Resort will officially kick off its summer season with the opening of lift-accessed activities.
As the lift begins to turn, so do the wheels of eager mountain bikers looking to get in their first bike park laps of the year. And this summer, mountain bikers will have the opportunity to ride more lift-accessed terrain than ever before, as Sun Peaks Resort has extended their lift operations until 7:00 pm, seven days a week. Aidan Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing, Sun Peaks Resort, expressed his excitement, “The village is absolutely buzzing with anticipation for opening day. The announcement of extended lift hours has created a tremendous pre-season vibe. We have made significant additions and improvements to the Bike Park for this season, and we are thrilled to unveil some of these developments to our guests this weekend” Recently rated the third best Bike Park in Western Canada by mtbparks.com, Sun Peaks' Bike Park boasts a variety upgrades this season. New for this summer, riders will get to experience two additions to the Bike Park, as "Sticky One" and "Resurrection" have been added to the roster. Significant improvements we also made to "Route 66", to increase flow and make the trail more approachable for a wider range of riders. This weekend also marks opening day for access to the extensive alpine hiking trail network at Sun Peaks, and the resort is poised to kick the season off on the right foot with the 'Lift & a Lager' event. Taking place on Saturday from 12pm - 6pm, the purchase of a hiking or Bike Park lift ticket includes a complimentary beer* at the scenic Sunburst mid-mountain patio. There event will feature a BBQ and a DJ spinning music all afternoon. For additional event information and accommodation packages, please contact Central Reservations toll-free at 1.800.807.3257, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. *Must show 2 pieces of ID and be 19 years of age or older to pick up your beer at the Sunburst Lodge between 12pm - 6pm Limited to 1 beer per ticket or season pass, per day. About Sun Peaks Sun Peaks is a four season resort community located in the interior of British Columbia. With the addition of two, new alpine ski zones for the 2014-15 winter season, it now ranks as the second largest ski area in Canada. Most recently declared the #2 Ski Destination in Canada by Canadian Living Magazine’s Reader Poll and Best Overall Resort #2 by the Editors’ Choice Awards in the SBC Resort Guide in 2013, Sun Peaks is continually rated one of the top ski experiences in North America. The award winning resort design features three mountains surrounding an intimate ski-in, ski-out village filled with shops, restaurants and hotels. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf on B.C.’s highest golf course, both downhill and cross country mountain biking, lift accessed alpine hiking as well as numerous concert events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and still the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resort’s environmental policies and practices. Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2.5 hours) and also by car; only a four hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.