UNOFFICIAL GUIDE: Sun Peaks, BC

Discussion in 'Unofficial Resort Guides' started by DanoT, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. John Webb

    John Webb mdskier Skier

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    I think we all know who is the friendliest local from Sun Peaks is ! :yahoo:
    It's @DanoT ! !
     
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    DanoT

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    What's new at Sun Peaks for 2019-20, from the SPR Corp website:

    https://www.sunpeaksresort.com/expl...ix59Y3mAdJVzclrcetn4OVrD0ZgditCgrPnPKzbUEGq_o

    From the above article: there is a new bar in the West Village (Burfield Base) called The Magic Cattle Guard Bar and Tapas Takeout. The back story to the name is that Sun Peaks is part of the local ranchers free range land allowing cattle to graze on the mountain in summer and there used to be a cattle guard gate located about 1/4 mile before you get to the resort.

    Rain is rare at Sun Peaks and this Cattle Guard spot is a snowline demarcation point where time after time in mild weather it can be raining in the valley, yet it turns to snow at the Cattle Guard. I have seen some mild winters where there is no snow in the valley and people are driving up the mountain from the valley bottom and are freaking out because there is not a flake of snow to be seen anywhere. And then they go 1/4 mile past the Cattle Guard, around a corner and then there is the Burfield Chair and its back to winter with snow everywhere.:yahoo:
     
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  4. noncrazycanuck

    noncrazycanuck Getting off the lift Skier

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    remember that cattle guard and rarely seeing any snow before the Burfield was in sight
    All of the hills in the Okanogan used to have at least one, most of them disappeared about the same time as the gravel.
    nice perk with Silver Star
     
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    The cattle guard is gone but the magic is still there.

    Cattle still graze on the ski runs in summer. I came across a group of cows a few summers ago and upon seeing me, immediately the big ones formed a shoulder to shoulder semi circle with the small cows and calves in behind. And when I say big cows, I mean 800-1000lbs + with full horns. No wolf, cougar or even grizzly bear is going to risk an encounter with that. I just kept walking and didn't approach.
     


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