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Heading to Sun Peaks Sun-Tues.  Anyone interested in making some turns?  Monday morning 2/16 would be a great as the kids are going into ski school.

 

 

Jeff.

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Best board to bring for my trip to Sun Peaks?

Prior FLC, my 4WD or both?!? I would assume both.

Which one would you choose first based on this year's conditions and what the mountain has to offer?

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Not icy at all by east coast standards. But it was warm last week and turned colder today so pretty firm in places. Once the groomers get more passes in it will be better. Definitely could use some fresh snow, maybe it will be better by the time you arrive. 

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Amazing carving conditions yesterday. Fun today with a few cm of fresh snow.

Just can't understand why I'm the only one with hardboots in this huge ski area. Quality of snow is awesome, slopes too! Great time here!!

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Looks like top of Exhibition... 

I've been going to Sun Peaks for past 3 years and have seen exactly 2 other hardbooters, including @Gadwood74. Boggles the mind that there aren't more hardbooters there.

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Haha it was in the Cruiser my friend! Thanks again my friend, hoping to meet you again for a few more rides here in the future. If you want to try Quebec someday, you know who to call!!

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12 hours ago, BlueB said:

Scooby, Luka and I will be at Peaks from Thursday to Sunday! 

If you haven't been there before, I recommend Bottom's for beer & food!

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1 hour ago, Neil Gendzwill said:

If you haven't been there before, I recommend Bottom's for beer & food!

Thanks! Will try it. I've actually been, in the summer :smashfrea

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Making tentative plans for a trip to Sun Peaks March 12-16. Trying to go during an "off peak" period between holidays and events to avoid crowds. Conditions look great right now! I expect they should still be pretty nice in early/mid March. 

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9 hours ago, bigwavedave said:

Making tentative plans for a trip to Sun Peaks March 12-16. Trying to go during an "off peak" period between holidays and events to avoid crowds. Conditions look great right now! I expect they should still be pretty nice in early/mid March. 

From the 15th you'll have the little ski racers there, I believe. Normally I'd bring my son From that race, but we'll be in Cali this year... 

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18 hours ago, BlueB said:

From the 15th you'll have the little ski racers there, I believe. Normally I'd bring my son From that race, but we'll be in Cali this year... 

Is that the NGSL gathering? Looks like that's the following week , 23rd-24th.

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Finally made it up here. Only took a couple of years. Staying at The Burfield hostel. Very nice place right across the street from the Burfield lift and only $40/night ($32 USD). I left Minnesota 4 days ago in -20°F and the temp here at Sun Peaks is -20°C. With the moisture in the air it feels about the same, so I feel right at home! It has been snowing all day (3-4") and may continue through the night, so a (baby) pow day tomorrow! I'll be here through Wednesday, then off to Revelstoke to ride with James and his gang.

I have some Aussie snowboarder pod-mates (each "pod" in the hostel has 3 bedrooms) who started out in Vancouver at Cypress and moved on to Whistler and Sun Peaks, then off to Panorama and plan to follow the snow around BC for a month. They say the conditions are great and you often have the whole run to yourself here. My kind of place.

The base village at the resort is that typical "Disney-like" recreation of a European mountain village crammed with shops and bistros and restaurants and a snow covered main street so you can ski or board right up to the door of your favorite place.

On my way through northern Idaho I stopped at the Thirst factory and met the wizard himself (and his lovely wife and daughter) and had a peek behind the curtain to see where the magic happens.

Driving north through BC's mountains and lakes and rivers...

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Started out at 15-20 F° below this morning and only "warmed" up to 5-10 below, depending on where you were on the mountain. Bright sun helped. 15-20 mph winds at the top, so I didn't go there. The 3-4" of snow from the past few days was the first snow in almost a month, so there was a firm and crusty groom under a couple of inches of abrasive arctic fluff. Rode the Superconductor from 8:30-2 with several breaks. They actually sent me in to warm up my whitish nose! This extreme cold really takes it out of you! Continued arctic cold for the next few days. I'm hoping the snow is softer tomorrow once this new stuff gets groomed in. 

Steep greens and blues are the colors I choose, and there are lots to choose from here!

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8 minutes ago, bigwavedave said:

Greens and blues are the colors I choose, and there are lots to choose from here!

If you're feeling your wheaties, head over to the Crystal chair and check out Spillway, a nicely steep groomer.

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2 hours ago, Neil Gendzwill said:

If you're feeling your wheaties, head over to the Crystal chair and check out Spillway, a nicely steep groomer.

Yes, I remember you recommending that one Neil, so I hope to check it out. Word was that it was brutally cold riding the Burfield and Crystal chairs (-30°C with 25-35km winds). Similar forecast for the next couple of days:eek: , but if the groomed snow is softer than today, maybe I'll venture up there. I just had some sushi for dinner (Japanese Wheaties:)

Are you going to the RACES or MCC?

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