Sun Peaks opens for 2017 with new food and beverage options

By Adam Donnelly
November 20, 2017 - 11:52am Updated: November 20, 2017 - 1:07pm

SUN PEAKS, BC — For skiers and snowboarders, it’s better than Christmas. Opening Day 2017 at Sun Peaks was Saturday, officially kicking off the winter season at the Mountain Resort. If the beginning of this season is any indication, those visiting Sun Peaks are in for a great year on the slopes.

Hundreds of skiers and boarders turned up at Sun Peaks Resort Saturday morning to officially kick off the 2017 season at the mountain. They were greeted with some of the best opening day conditions in recent memory.

“We have all three mountains open, every chairlift running with the exception of the Burfield, and lots of happy people, lots of happy faces,” Sun Peaks Chief Marketing Officer Aidan Kelly explained on Saturday. “Everyone’s excited to kick off winter.”

Along with the great early season snow, Sun Peaks was also celebrating their new and improved food and beverage service, located in what used to be called Bento’s Day Lodge, which is now the Annex.

“We’ve got that completely revamped: way more seats, new menus, new layout. It looks really, really nice in there,” Kelly explained.

Along with improving the Annex, another hospitality spot is getting the finishing touches put on, and should be ready soon.

“Next week, we’re going to open the completely renovated Sunburst Lodge up at mid-mountain,” Kelly said. “We’ve doubled the size of that and done a full interior renovation.”

According to Kelly, the improvements to the food and beverage facilities will give visitors to the resort better options for their time between runs down the slopes.

“The combination of the world-class ski experience, and now we’ve really upgraded our food and beverage and dining experience on the mountain, as well.”

While the new amenities are a welcome bonus for skiers and boarders, the success of the season depends on snow conditions.

If Opening Weekend is any indication of what's to come this season, winter enthusiasts can be excited for another great year at the hill.

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