The Sun Peaks All-Nations Celebration Team are once again headed to Canada in early January 2014.
The Sun Peaks Family Cup Event Week has run for the last seven years, and is conducted by the Australian Sun Peaks Family Cup Committee in association with our Canadian partners from Sun Peaks Resort and Tourism Sun Peaks. To be held from January 1st to 15th 2014, with something for all ages and levels of ability in either ski or board, the two weeks of celebration consists of a variety of family focused activities, events and all-ability competitions including the signature races "The Sun Peaks Family Cup", and the “Kookaburra Loppet Cross Country Cup”.
The Sun Peaks Family Cup is a family-style Snowsports event open to any individual, family or team from any Country, in both ski and board. The event is conducted on a modified Dual GS type course and is suitable for all standards of competitor. With just under 100 competitors in 2013 from five Countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England & Singapore) Australia won the coveted Sun Peaks Family Cup Country Award, closely followed by Canada and England.
The Kookaburra Loppet Cross Country Cup is in its 5th year of operation on the spectacular Sun Peaks XC trails. This family fun event is open for all levels of XC Skiers. The race is a free-ski style race, though we may look to introduce a classic class if there is sufficient interest in 2014. There is a short course (2km) for beginners and novice skiers, a 5km course for those intermediate skiers looking for a bit more of a challenge, whilst the 15km and 30km course is for the advanced XC competitors.
Apart from our main events above, there are many other activities planned for the 2014 event fortnight, including:
- Gates Training on the SPFC Race-Course from Monday 6th to Friday 10th
- The Skating Party & Family Fun Night on Tuesday 9th
- The Children’s Obstacle Course on Thursday 9th
- The High Roller Mountain Marathon followed by the Welcome Reception Party on Friday 10th
- The Sun Peaks Family Cup on Saturday 11th
- The Kookaburra Loppet Cross-Country Cup on Sunday 12th
- The Tubing Party on Sunday 12th
Primary Sponsorship and support of the event is provided by Tourism Sun Peaks (Canada),Travelplan Ski Holidays (Australia), Event Supplies (Australia).
All of the Australian Interschools Snowsports Community is encouraged to travel with Travelplan Ski Holidays (contact them on 1300 754 754 or email email@example.com or visit their website at www.travelplan.com.auand stay at your choice of the following properties:
Other great activities to participate in while in Sun Peaks Resort include:
- Improvement Fun Family Race Camps and Off-Piste Camps.
- Snowshoe Marshmallow Roasts, Rentals & Tours.
- Fondue Dinner & Torchlight Descent
- First Tracks Breakfast
- Bus Trips to Kamloops for the big “Blazers” Ice Hockey matches
- Revelstoke Resort Day Trips
- 16th Annual Winter Okanagan Wine Festival from 11th to 19th January.
- Bungee Trampoline
- Cat Trax Groomer Rides
- Dog Sled Tours
- Ice Skating Rink & Lift accessed Tube Park
- Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
- Heated Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub
- Snowmobile Tours
- Snowshoe Golf
Sun Peaks Resort is a charming and award-winning ski in-ski out, alpine village, located in the heart of British Columbia, Canada. The village boasts a range of accommodation, restaurants, boutiques and outdoor activities at your doorstep including a comprehensive variety of snow sports and the annual Winter Okanagan Wine Festival. A favourite for Australian and International family groups, skiers and boarders enjoy almost 4000 acres of terrain on light dry, easy to ski powder, stretched over three mountains, all conveniently surrounding the hamlet of the village. As Canada's only Mountain Resort Municipality, and second largest resort in BC next to Whistler, Sun Peaks enjoys an average of 2000 hours of sunshine and close to 6 meters of powder annually and was declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers in 2010, with other Awards including the Best Ski-in Ski-out Village (Ski Canada Magazine, 2009), Best Race Training Centre (Ski Canada Magazine, 2009), Best Kids' Terrain Park (Ski Canada Magazine, 2009), Best Family Resort in North America (Cadogan Guides, 2008), #1 Resort in Western Canada for Best Weather (Ski Canada Magazine, 2007)
Hope to see you there in 2014 !
Chair – NSW Interschools Snowsports Australia.