Starting January 2nd, Sun Peaks winter events kicks into high gear with the seventh Annual Sun Peaks Family Cup. The Sun Peaks Resort will host special guests, Australian Olympians Ben Sim, a nordic skier, and mogul skier Ramone Cooper at the annual Sun Peaks Family Cup race. Skiers from five countries, including New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and defending champions, Australia will compete in this year’s Family Cup from Jan. 2 to 16.
The annual Family Cup week will feature a cross country event, the Kookaburra cup and a Tubing party on Sunday, Jan. 6. The two week long event will also feature a children’s obstacle course, a skating party, and a high roller mountain marathon sure to test the limits of each skier. Awards will be handed out to the top three competitors in each of their divisional events.
Wine, Ski, and More This Winter
In true British Columbia fashion, the Family Cup event will be followed by the 15th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Festival of Wine to continue the celebrations and parties of the winning country. There will be more than 20 different B.C. wineries competing in 20 events, showcasing the best of B.C wines from Jan. 12 to 20.
On Feb. 17, the second annual, the second annual Bluebird Blanked Slalom takes place followed by the FIS World Cup of Speed Skiing nearly two weeks later. Competitors in the World Cup of Speed Skiing will be reach speeds of nearly 200 kilometers per hour or more, flying down the Sun Peaks Headwalls Ski run.
In March, the Rip Curl Duff Invitational Slopestyle will feature and showcase the best of snowboarding legend, Chris Dufficy and some of the other best skiers and snowboarders in the Pacific Northwest region. This is the first year for the event at Sun Peaks Resorts. Following this inaugural event is the Para-National championships and festival on March 24 to 29 hosted by the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing and Sun Peaks Resort.
If you want to see some amazing athletes chasing some of the fast human speeds, then make a week of it with accommodation right in Sun Peaks and enjoy the fresh powder that continues to fall after its official opening.