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14 inches Storm hits Sun Peaks!

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Last weekend the snow gods blessed Sun Peaks with an epic snow storm.
It started snowing lightly Friday early in the morning, and by the time the lifts closed about 10cm (4 inches) of fluffy snow had accumulated on the slopes.

Friday afternoon was sweet!
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Then, in the evening it started dumping really hard, and it didn't stop till Saturday noon!
Saturday was such an epic day, at around 8:30 I was at the bottom of the bubble, waiting for the lifts to open. Of course I was not alone, locals and tourists started arriving, everybody had a nice smile on their face. We knew that was a day not to be missed!
So I met some friends that know these mountains pretty well and headed to the top of Crystal.

Saturday first tracks from the top of Crystal Chair

Visibility was poor at the bowls, but close to the trees it was just sweet! We got fresh tracks at Spillway, Kookamungas trees, Rice bowl, Pink Flamingos... it was snowing so hard that there were virtually no groomed runs, actually, by the time we got to the top of the chairlifts, our tracks were almost covered again. The storm brought us 35cm of powder in about 30 hours, but in some areas it looked much more than that!


Then on Monday was a quiet bluebird day with perfect visibility and lots of fresh snow left on the higher elevations, even with the T-bar closed during the weekdays, a small hike around the west bowl was well worth it!


Fresh snow Monday afternoon

After hiking, the reward!



Sun Peaks Cross-country skiing scene:

This is the link to the blog I'm writing about everything that happens here in Sun Peaks, hope you enjoy it!

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Keep it coming T.
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Awesome videos and trip report! Sun Peak's Powder looks amazing. Must have been quite a day... have you had any more of those?
I checked out the blog, well done.
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We got another 4.5 inches yesterday, it was a little wet but today the sun came and softened up the snow.


A mellow hike takes you to mellow terrain with great soft snow!

Last run of the day, back to Burfield
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"Just because I sleep with you doesn't mean I can't ski with you" EPIC LINE. EPIC PICS. EPIC TR. EPIC STOKE!!!!!
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