North America’s first Mountain Cross Cart Course opens
Summer fun is full steam ahead in the alpine village of Sun Peaks with Summer Kick-off Weekend from June 26 to 28, signifying the beginning of more outdoor activities, one-of-a-kind festivals and events, and the Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market. Just one week later the first concerts in the Free Summer Concert Series will draw thousands of guests to the resort community.
Completion and testing of North America’s first Mountain Cross Cart Course (MCC) took place this month with the public opening scheduled for Friday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. Located on Sunbeam ski run and utilizing the Platter lift, this exciting new activity will give Sun Peaks’ guests brand new means of descending the mountain. A valid driver’s license is required and four laps are only $25.
“Initial feedback on the track has been phenomenal,” says Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR). “It’s a super fun experience and we are really looking forward to watching guests race the clock for the first time.
New this season is an opening weekend Lift and Lager promotion with Molson Coors, where purchase of a lift accessed hiking or Bike Park ticket on Saturday and Sunday is packaged with a beer at the mid-mountain Sunburst Lodge. Here guests will also enjoy a BBQ, live DJ, and free freezies for the kids.
Above average temperatures have had positive impact on the alpine hiking trails and both the downhill and cross country mountain biking trails. Sun Peaks’ famous alpine wildflowers are also ahead of schedule, with many buds already blooming in the meadows on Tod Mountain.