On Friday afternoon, Colin Brost of Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia took some time out of the office to check out one of the Sun Guide tours.  I was lucky enough to join a complimentary Sun Guide tour with one of the best guides on the mountain, Thor who has been a Sun Guide for over 9 years at Sun Peaks Resort. He volunteers to take guests to his favorite little spots and give them an understanding of the three mountains as well as a bit of history and some funny stories about the place. I know the mountain pretty well but after following Thor around I got a new perspective and some choice new lines to ski! We couldn’t have asked for a better day. It was about -6 centigrade and not a cloud in the sky.
[caption id="attachment_797" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Thor a member of the Sun Guide Team in Sun Peaks"]Thor a member of the Sun Guide Team in Sun Peaks[/caption] There was about 8cm of new snow the previous night so we found some little powder stashes over on Mt. Morrisey and had a great run through the trees on “I dunno”. Big giant slalom turns around pockets of trees…Thor is too fast for me to be able to stop and take a photo on that one, but “I dunno” is now one of my favorites! [caption id="attachment_798" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Top of the World - 21 Jan 2010"]Top of the World - 21 Jan 2010[/caption] The views at the Top of the World were endless, great shots of Mt. Dunn, and Shuswap Lake in the valley, 2152 meters below. The day ended by a blast from top to bottom, past the snow ghosts in the alpine down the village for a refreshing…beverage. It was then I noticed the sun burn line between the top of my goggles to the bottom of my helmet….nice! If you have a chance, I highly recommend taking advantage of a Sun Guide Tour which is complimentary and departs the village day lodge at 9:15am and 1:00pm! What can I say…just a typical Friday afternoon at the office! Just don’t tell my wife I wasn’t in a meeting!!!"