Sun Peaks 2020-2021

gareth_oau

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sweet pic from SP FB page

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gareth_oau

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It would seem the Real estate pressure is not abating at Sun Peaks.

A new condo development near the Orient chair has completely sold iut in the first weekend
 
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gareth_oau

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It will sell, that is cheap compared to the prices in SilverStar.

not sure how you reached that comparison. there are only 14 properties showing in silverstar with only 2 in a similar catergory, and one's cheaper and one more expensive.

Market is tight at the moment so that may drive a sale. However this has sat ont he market for a while, when the new Altitude completely sold out in a weekend
 

sly_karma

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The resorts are having a surprisingly busy winter despite much apprehension about the pandemic. Some resorts reporting season pass sales up 40% over last year, and most shops are close to sold out of skis and boots, with resupply unlikely or very limited this season. Canadians decided to get outside this winter in unprecedented numbers, especially retirees. Many of these would normally be at their second residence in Florida or Arizona or Mexico, but with those options mostly inaccessible, they're rediscovering skiing.

Real estate market has been very robust in 2020 after the first wave passed, and although the resorts are a world unto themselves in terms of the forces that drive sales and prices, the added volume of people through the resorts is probably adding to the price pressure.
 

LDJ

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Was trying to search forum for this info but thought all of the bored skiers would be able to assist. This is likely for 2022 COVID pending.

Have family group of 8 (youngest 30 and oldest 76). Mix of low intermediate to expert. Due to mix and being quieter and nice village SP looks good option. Personally have done a lot of Canada but not SP.

looking for advice on location of accom. Seems to be apartments and house all over the place. Chalet or house preference as people flying in from UK and Aus so want to spend quality time together. ski in/ ski out - easy for the oldies. Walk of 5-10 or so to village is fine as everyone fit. No kids to worry about. No need for apres. Will probably eat in 6 out of 8nights or similar.
 

gareth_oau

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Was trying to search forum for this info but thought all of the bored skiers would be able to assist. This is likely for 2022 COVID pending.

Have family group of 8 (youngest 30 and oldest 76). Mix of low intermediate to expert. Due to mix and being quieter and nice village SP looks good option. Personally have done a lot of Canada but not SP.

looking for advice on location of accom. Seems to be apartments and house all over the place. Chalet or house preference as people flying in from UK and Aus so want to spend quality time together. ski in/ ski out - easy for the oldies. Walk of 5-10 or so to village is fine as everyone fit. No kids to worry about. No need for apres. Will probably eat in 6 out of 8nights or similar.

Your question depends mostly on your budget anf how intimate your 8 want to be.

A great range of different properties here http://www.topofthemountain.ca/properties2.taf

and this company will really look after you service wise.

if you want to be very close tot he village then look at something like this at Village Walk http://www.topofthemountain.ca/cgi-bin/t4cgi.exe/bookings2.taf?unit_id=178

This one at Trappers Landing is really nice, we have stayed there twice: http://www.topofthemountain.ca/cgi-bin/t4cgi.exe/bookings2.taf?unit_id=111
Its about 10 minutes walk to the village, but virtually skiin/out to Morrissey and Orient Chairs

There's a handy map on this page which shows you the relative location of all the different accommodations
http://www.topofthemountain.ca/properties2.taf

If you want to keep your costs down, target from ealry January, once the kids are back at school/ Christmas/NY and February are very expensive
 
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LDJ

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If you want to keep your costs down, target from ealry January, once the kids are back at school/ Christmas/NY and February are very expensive
cost not an issue as have a lot saved up from cancelled trips this year. Quieter time in resort outside of major hols and kids is a major focus. Probably look mid-Jan
 

Sbooker

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Your question depends mostly on your budget anf how intimate your 8 want to be.

A great range of different properties here http://www.topofthemountain.ca/properties2.taf

and this company will really look after you service wise.

if you want to be very close tot he village then look at something like this at Village Walk http://www.topofthemountain.ca/cgi-bin/t4cgi.exe/bookings2.taf?unit_id=178

This one at Trappers Landing is really nice, we have stayed there twice: http://www.topofthemountain.ca/cgi-bin/t4cgi.exe/bookings2.taf?unit_id=111
Its about 10 minutes walk to the village, but virtually skiin/out to Morrissey and Orient Chairs

There's a handy map on this page which shows you the relative location of all the different accommodations
http://www.topofthemountain.ca/properties2.taf

If you want to keep your costs down, target from ealry January, once the kids are back at school/ Christmas/NY and February are very expensive

Regarding the dates you mention.
We generally like to do road trip style. So 4 or 5 days before Christmas then hit the road and stay in the towns (Kelowna, Revelstoke, or Banff etc) then loop back for another stay at Sun Peaks from the 6/7th of January? Or later than that?
 

gareth_oau

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Regarding the dates you mention.
We generally like to do road trip style. So 4 or 5 days before Christmas then hit the road and stay in the towns (Kelowna, Revelstoke, or Banff etc) then loop back for another stay at Sun Peaks from the 6/7th of January? Or later than that?

the rates over xmas/ny are horrific. They are cheapest at the beginning of December and then start to climb in the week or so leading up to xmas.

Out last trip we checked out of SP on boxing day morning, so still got xnas day/dinner there , and thn headed off on our road trip.

The SP premium rates typucally drop on the first monday after NY when workers and kids go back to their routine. They then pick up again early February as the conditions atrr typically best
 

Sbooker

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the rates over xmas/ny are horrific. They are cheapest at the beginning of December and then start to climb in the week or so leading up to xmas.

Out last trip we checked out of SP on boxing day morning, so still got xnas day/dinner there , and thn headed off on our road trip.

The SP premium rates typucally drop on the first monday after NY when workers and kids go back to their routine. They then pick up again early February as the conditions atrr typically best
I'm very doubtful we'll be flying to Canada by this Christmas anyway. Maybe Easter 2022 is more realistic?
 

Roymond

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I'm very doubtful we'll be flying to Canada by this Christmas anyway. Maybe Easter 2022 is more realistic?
Have Faith, my friend.
We haven't cancelled our booking yet. If there's not a sentiment turnaround by July (after the NH vaccination season) i'll be getting toey , but , however unrealistic, i'm staying optimistic!
 

sly_karma

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IMO there will be doubt about international travel until the beginning of the 21/22 season. New case numbers are falling across Canada at present, with the second wave appearing to have peaked. Vaccine rollout is under way but supplies are less than the producers originally promised. The federal govt plan is that we'll all be immunized by end of Sept.

The likely scenario is cases will slow to a trickle over the summer, a combination of outdoor life and increasing immunity. The second wave hit in oct and nov as everyone moved back indoors again, so governments will want to see what happens in those months before allowing inbound tourism. There is also the new high transmissivity variant/s to deal with - not impossible that a third wave will occur this month and next if those get a hold. So far vaccines have only gone to staff and residents of longterm care facilities, Frontline medical professionals and some isolated indigenous communities. Less than 2% of the population have had the jabs.
 
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skimax

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Yep and the tricky thing will be what are the rules even when we have critical mass innoculations , ie we let infected people in and still have cases but shorter transmission chains . Based on the zero tolerance in Australia that would mean not changing may mandatory isolations for 10 or so years
 

gareth_oau

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Yep and the tricky thing will be what are the rules even when we have critical mass innoculations , ie we let infected people in and still have cases but shorter transmission chains . Based on the zero tolerance in Australia that would mean not changing may mandatory isolations for 10 or so years

your realismpessimism is not welcome here:p
 

Roymond

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Yep and the tricky thing will be what are the rules even when we have critical mass innoculations , ie we let infected people in and still have cases but shorter transmission chains . Based on the zero tolerance in Australia that would mean not changing may mandatory isolations for 10 or so years

Tolerance will change when vaccination turns a nasty illness into a common cold type illness for most infected people.

There are several promising treatments for severe illness in the pipeline ; so there will be much less ICU type presentations and those that do end up there will have treatment.
 

Sbooker

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Tolerance will change when vaccination turns a nasty illness into a common cold type illness for most infected people.

There are several promising treatments for severe illness in the pipeline ; so there will be much less ICU type presentations and those that do end up there will have treatment.
That's what I want to hear. I really hope you're right.
I've set my expectations to a spring ski in Canada next year. Even though we'll be vaccinated by October supposedly Christmas is very doubtful.
 

Ret-ro

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We will be there next January getting some great turns in, with our vaccinations on board. We wont be able to get it... .
 
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sly_karma

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Perhaps some foreshadowing from the federal govt yesterday as they renewed the ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters until end of March 2022.

Large scale gatherings and international tourism will be the last things reintroduced, Canada is far off from that happening. Remember Quebec still has overnight curfew and Ontario schools have been closed since mid December. BC has just announced all day masking policy for schools from year 6 and up.

Governments and citizens have lost patience with the easy going policies and persistently high case loads. That coupled with innate human tendency to perceive danger from outside will push border opening a long way back yet. Even in November it will still be in question.
 

skimax

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Just letting everybody know that you won’t see me around here from now on.

I won’t be in Sun Peaks this winter. Planning November - April 22

I will however continue to be at Sun Peaks for several more decades.

Happy and keen to ski with old and new friends

For the next several decades I expect to do complete full seasons

Met some great people on this forum but unfortunately also a few small number of toxic individuals who are best left behind.

Again best wishes to everybody. Always happy to guide anybody around the mountain, green, blue, black, double black Have a coffee, a beer, a meal.

Never forget. For the love of skiing.
Just saw this , pity , all the best Taipan !
 

Ret-ro

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Perhaps some foreshadowing from the federal govt yesterday as they renewed the ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters until end of March 2022.

Large scale gatherings and international tourism will be the last things reintroduced, Canada is far off from that happening. Remember Quebec still has overnight curfew and Ontario schools have been closed since mid December. BC has just announced all day masking policy for schools from year 6 and up.

Governments and citizens have lost patience with the easy going policies and persistently high case loads. That coupled with innate human tendency to perceive danger from outside will push border opening a long way back yet. Even in November it will still be in question.
Lets see what happens when we are vaccinated and safe from the covid. Canada might have a different opinion when they know we are safe to enter
 

Captain Caveman

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Yep we aren't working this week, nothing super urgent right now and it beats up the crew for no good reason only a couple of weeks before spring projects push us into top gear. These polar highs only last a week at most. Back at it on Monday.
I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to work at those temps. Different when you are skiing but handling tools outside at -25 , ummm, nope
 

Chalkie

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Postcard from Sun Peaks:

Dear ski.com.au forum

It's our first visit ever to Sun Peaks and we're having a lovely time. Spent today touring around the runs with two Mountain Hosts, so now have some idea of the lay of the land. We think SP is an excellent ski hill, with a variety of terrain, lots of good snow and today - sunshine. The village is charming and tonight we're looking forward to a schnitzel at Powder Hounds.
They're paying attention to Covid protocols and we were impressed that when we went into lunch (at the Annex) they scanned our lift passes for contact tracing purposes.

Thinking of you all.

Chalkie

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Roymond

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Three Bears is a very fun run!
We stayed at ‘three bears chalet ‘ last time we were there and it became a family tradition to do three bears as the last run of the day. The chalet access was from rambler at the base of three bears.
The kids loved ducking in , out and sometimes into the trees on the edge of the piste.
 

Chalkie

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Yes! I enjoy it when it’s groomed too, as you can really zip through the trees. One of my favourite runs. I’m very jealous of you right now!

We had a pretty cool day yesterday - cold in the morning, and then at lunchtime the snow starting falling. Official report is 10cm in total since noon yesterday. But it was snowing heavily enough that our afternoon skiing was on fresh, and we skied until the lifts closed. It was great fun. About to head out to enjoy the fresh snow this morning.
 

summit_32

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Perhaps some foreshadowing from the federal govt yesterday as they renewed the ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters until end of March 2022.

Large scale gatherings and international tourism will be the last things reintroduced, Canada is far off from that happening. Remember Quebec still has overnight curfew and Ontario schools have been closed since mid December. BC has just announced all day masking policy for schools from year 6 and up.

Governments and citizens have lost patience with the easy going policies and persistently high case loads. That coupled with innate human tendency to perceive danger from outside will push border opening a long way back yet. Even in November it will still be in question.
Thanks for posting this - i was hoping for a Whistler trip at Christmas but it seems very unlikely that the CAN/US border will have re-opened to tourism by then. Utah here we come...
 
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