Sun Peaks Bike Park is a three-time Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Western Canada Region.
Mountain biking has deep roots at Sun Peaks. The trails are nothing short of lege ndary and the downhill race history continues to evolve, speaking volumes about the caliber of riding. The park offers exciting options for riders of all ages, ability levels and terrain preferences, not to mention a full spectrum of camps, clinics and guided tours to help you make the most of your time on the mountain.
WHAT TO EXPECT RIDING SUN PEAKS BIKE PARK
Sun Peaks Bike Park offers 2,000 vertical feet of lift-accessed downhill and freeride terrain, with 29 distinct trails that range from technical downhill to flowing machine-made to handbuilt singletrack. A family-friendly little village with lodging and amenities is at the base and Kamloops is the nearest town. Sun Peaks offers camps and lessons for freeride and downhill with the assistance of mountain bike pros Graham Agassiz and Matt Hunter, as well as gear rentals and repairs.
WHAT'S NEW AT SUN PEAKS BIKE PARK
Sun Peaks' trail crew has been working tirelessly. The focus over the past couple weeks has been on completing the lower section of ‘Sweet One’ as well as improving a cluster of intermediate trails on the northeast side of the mountain.
‘Mach’ has been fitted with a new entrance to the lower half, bypassing the old uphill section. Not that it was an especially long or strenuous pedal but it didn’t match the style of the rest of the trail which really embodies the trail’s namesake. You’ll find this new and improved entrance across the road from the rock drop, allowing you to stick the landing and continue directly into the next section. This trail’s in primo shape at the moment and a great progression from its neighbouring ‘Gummy Bear.'
From ‘Mach’ you can flow right into ‘Spicy Taco,’ recently equipped with some new berms to keep your speed up through the corners and some selective root removal in spots where dirt had faded away to expose the elements beneath. The whole trail now flows a lot smoother, making for a perfect technical addition to Mach, Gummy Bear or Barn Burner.
‘Sweet One’ was slotted back into the roster recently after a few years of hiatus, and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive to see this classic trail return. After riding the trail in the trail crew has made many tweaks and adjustments to get the upper section riding flawlessly. Some major steps have been taken towards tackling the beast that is the lower, still closed section. A full line has been cut and trail sculpting is in the works. This lower section has been rerouted to the opposite side of the creek from where the old trail ran, providing an untapped goldmine of ‘hero dirt,’ technical rock and tons of trail-side blueberries. The full ‘Sweet One’ will be waiting for your tires as soon as the snow melts next summer, and it’s looking pretty darn fun!
GETTING TO SUN PEAKS RESORT
Sun Peaks is in the Monashee Mountains, about 250 miles from Vancouver, and 375 miles from Calagry.
2016 SUN PEAKS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
2016 Canadian National DH Championships | July 23 -24
Sun Peaks Resort is stoked to be hosting the 2016 Canadian National Downhill Championships this summer for the third year in a row in our legendary Bike Park! Building on the success of our 2012 BC Cup, 2013 Canada Cup, and last two summer's Canadian Championships, our infamous DH track will be receiving some extra love this spring to prepare for an influx of some of Canada's best riders. This race will have citizen classes, so everyone can get in on the action.
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Sun Peaks sports 2,000 vertical feet of lift accessed terrain, and 29 distinct trails that range from technical DH to flowing machine-made to old school single track. There is also a dirt jump park, flowy DH trails, berms, and technical trail sections. Check the trail and lift status here.
Sun Peaks, BC - The lads have been busy out there pouring blood, sweat and tears into the Bike Park trails these past few weeks, shaping and grooming each swath of trail the big yellow machine rips apart. Our guests have asked for more intermediate, machine built trails and we've delivered with all new sections of Ain't No Scrubs, Wagon Wheel, and Home Run.
Sun Peaks, BC - What a phenomenal start to the Bike Park season we've seen already! We hit the ground running with some hot and clear weather right off the bat, drying all the residual moisture the late spring had left us with, followed by a huge turnout of racers for our Canada Cup and BC Cup races. Slowly getting back to reality and our day-to-day office lives, we thought it high time to again reconnect with our trail crew to check out their progress on our beginner machine-made trail, Smooth Smoothie.
Sun Peaks, BC – To locals, Sun Peaks is home to some of the gnarliest downhill mtb terrain in British Columbia, Canada. And to riders visiting for the weekend's Canada Cup #2 and BC Cup #2 downhill race, they found out exactly how gnarly the riding really is in this small village just outside of Kamloops. One glance at the race results, and you can immediately tell that having some familiarity with the region's terrain definitely played a part in determining your standing at the finish line.
Sun Peaks, BC – Sun Peaks is offering womens camp the weekend of July 7-8, 2012. The womens camp is designed specifically for women interested in exploring the Bike Park, coached by experienced, energetic, local female riders.