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Anyone know how conditions are at Sunpeaks?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Am headed there on Wed, and wondering how it's holding up. No snow for a week or so, and not much on the horizon. Any info would be appreciated.
thnx
David
post #2 of 16
I was in Sunpeaks over Thanksgiving. They had a large dump then (around a foot) and the skiing was great. However, coditions were not great at top. The best runs off the Crystal chair were iffy- Chute, Headwalls, Crystal bowls, etc still didn't have enough cover. I don't think it has snowed a lot since then and probably the conditions are similar; although the Burfield chair has opened, so maybe the runs off there are good. The main runs off the Sundance, Sunburst, and Morrisey were all pretty good. For early season, it was fun, but definitely need more snow! Have a good time.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
thanks. yeah, looks like they definitely need another dump. once this inversion slips tomorrow or monday, maybe they'll get some precipitation.

-David
post #4 of 16
Sorry Dave - I have no idea
post #5 of 16
Snow is forecast just before your arrival. (within the next couple of days)

Thanks to cold temperatures and no huge crowds the conditions are all still pretty good. The grooming is excellent as usual, and rocks and sticks are minimal in the open offpiste areas. It will be a great time, but don't count on any face shots or gnarly steeps.

How long are you staying?



edit. as of 6:00 pm it's snowing in kamloops and at the hill.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liquidnails
Snow is forecast just before your arrival. (within the next couple of days)

Thanks to cold temperatures and no huge crowds the conditions are all still pretty good. The grooming is excellent as usual, and rocks and sticks are minimal in the open offpiste areas. It will be a great time, but don't count on any face shots or gnarly steeps.

How long are you staying?



edit. as of 6:00 pm it's snowing in kamloops and at the hill.
Cool, it's snowing. I'll be there for four days.

the forecasts are pretty divergent. Weather.com and Sunpeak's posted forecasts have been out of agreement, and now no one is calling for snow (although, as you point out, it is snowing). So, keep the fingers xed.
thanks
David
post #7 of 16
Xed they are. I'll be up thursday or saturday so it had better snow some more.
post #8 of 16
We're also headed up on Thursday for 4 days. Perhaps we can hook-up with some of you.

Which radio codes do you use?
post #9 of 16
I havent got any FRS radio, but look for a tall guy in a battered grey and black giro fullface, pink or white goggles, skinny carbon poles, Atomic R:Ex skis, grey northface pants. I'll probably be with a nondescript knuckledragging snowboarder.
post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liquidnails
I havent got any FRS radio, but look for a tall guy in a battered grey and black giro fullface, pink or white goggles, skinny carbon poles, Atomic R:Ex skis, grey northface pants. I'll probably be with a nondescript knuckledragging snowboarder.
lol, love the desriptions
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have icom radios, which use different numbering systems. I'll be on 15, code 22. That's 462.7125 mhz, analog code 131.8 hz. I think it's channel 7, code 21 on moto and cobra radios. If any of you are around, would love to say hi.

If you see a big guy, in black pants and softshell jacket, with legend 8Ks, and adjustable Leki poles...

they need snow...
David

p/s/ anyone know whether it's best to go Highway 5 (coquihalla) or Highway 1 from hope? Looks like 5 is bigger road and more direct. thnx
post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetsuma
I have icom radios, which use different numbering systems. I'll be on 15, code 22. That's 462.7125 mhz, analog code 131.8 hz. I think it's channel 7, code 21 on moto and cobra radios. If any of you are around, would love to say hi.

If you see a big guy, in black pants and softshell jacket, with legend 8Ks, and adjustable Leki poles...

they need snow...
David

p/s/ anyone know whether it's best to go Highway 5 (coquihalla) or Highway 1 from hope? Looks like 5 is bigger road and more direct. thnx
David: We have cobras, so I'll try your code.

Highway 5 is definitely the way to go. But, beware of the ice near the toll booth. 15 miles either direction of the toll booth is where most accidents occur - often involving tractor trailers.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks Strato for the ice tip. Think I need to bring chains? (I've got awd subi..)
post #14 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetsuma
p/s/ anyone know whether it's best to go Highway 5 (coquihalla) or Highway 1 from hope? Looks like 5 is bigger road and more direct. thnx
Go 5 even though it's a toll road. However, if there is a big storm 1 keeps you in the valley and can be better than 5 depending on conditions.
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetsuma
Thanks Strato for the ice tip. Think I need to bring chains? (I've got awd subi..)
I'd bring a set (always do). Last year on a bus trip, we had to put chains on the Greyhound because it couldn't get traction near the toll booth (south of Merrit). It was black ice.

Without chains, we would have spend the night in Merrit.

The good news/bad news: no snow is in the forecast. Great for travel, less great for skiing.
post #16 of 16
Chalk another vote for the coquihalla. It's faster as well, and like the Captain says, take chains. It's probably a good idea at any time during the winter.

And for anyone who's interested I'll be up there on Sunday for sure, Saturday if I can bum a ride off of someone.
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