2015 Bear Country FIS Speed Ski World Cup

Race Notice 


Event: The 2015 Bear Country FIS Speed Ski World Cup

Organizer: Sun Peaks Speed Skiing Club (SPSSC)

Location: Sun Peaks Resort B.C. Canada

Dates: Wednesday March 11th to Saturday March 14th 2015

Rules: This event is governed by FIS World Cup Speed Skiing


Enrollment: This event is open to all carded FIS Speed Ski Athletes.

All FIS carded athletes must pre-register prior to March 10thrd 2014.

Register at www.speedskiingcanada.com  or by faxing an entry form to



Program: World Cup Race x 2


Tues, March 10th 2015- 

Race Registration and Team Captains Meeting- Hearthstone Lodge Meeting Room- (Team Captains 6 pm- Registration 7 pm to 9 pm)

Wed, March 11th 2015

Official Training Day- Racers Load Sunburst Chair at 8 am- Training Runs 10 am to 2 pm

Thurs, March 12th 2015 (World Cup #1)

WC Race Day #1- Racer load Sunburst Chair at 8 am- Race Runs 10 am to 2 pm

Fri, March 13th 2015 (World Cup #2)

WC Race Day #2- Racers load Sunburst Chair at 8am- Race Runs 10 am to 2 pm

Sat, March 14th 2015

Spare WC Race Day/Velocity Challenge Race Day- Racers load Sunburst Chair at 8 am- Race Runs 10 am to 1 pm

All Times Subject To Change


Course: Headwalls Speed Skiing Track

Start Elev: 2080m

Finish Elev: 1855m

Length of Track: 325m

Average Slope: 55%

Estimated Speeds 160 to 175 km/h

Course record: 178.22 km/h- Kenny Dale-Canada- 2014

FIS Homologation # 8479/01/07 (Headwall)




Race Entry

Speed 1 & Speed Downhill

2015 Bear Country FIS Speed Ski World Cup- March 11th to 14th 2015- Sun Peaks Resort, BC-Canada- All racers must hold an active and valid FIS Speed Ski # to compete.

Racer Entry Fee- $250 CDN. Includes 4 days speed ski racing on the Headwalls Speed Track, Discounted hotel room pricing, $15 Lunch or Apres Ski voucher each day and  a 50 % Off Dinner voucher ( 6 restaurants) each day, a 2015 event T-Shirt and lots of  beer from Okanagan Spring Brewery.

All Volunteers and Racers will be required to complete the Medical Info form this site as well as the race registration forms. All these forms will be available at race registration. All racers must pre-register on www.speedskiingcanada.com no later than 24hrs prior to first Captains Meeting ( Registration deadline is 5 pm on Tuesday March 10th, 2015)- Team Captains Meeting- 6 pm- Hearthstone Lodge Meeting Room.

All racers and volunteers must attend race registration on Tuesday evening March 10th- 7pm – 9pm at the Hearthstone Lodge Meeting Room –  (Registration for  racers with travel delays may be done on Wed morning only if necessary. Please register on Tuesday evening.


Tickets & Hotels

Lift Tickets

The lift ticket policy for the 2015 Bear Country FIS Speed Ski World Cup is as follows;

The top 30 World Cup racers  in attendance at the Sun Peaks World Cup (both Men and Women) based on the 2015  FIS Speed Ski Points List will receive  lift passes at no charge. The Top 30 will be based on the updated 2015 FIS Points List after the Andorra WC races and then revert to the 2014 FIS Points List until the Top 30 quota has been filled.

All other racers will receive the Sun Peaks Resort discount of 40% off regular lift pass pricing as per host resort policy.

All Racers, Coaches, Trainers must register with the Race Office at Race Registration to receive their  40% Lift Pass discount


Please note that all discounted hotels have a limited number of rooms available at discounted racer rates so please book your room early if you know you are coming to the 2015 event.

Official Race Hotel- 

Hearthstone Lodge (Ski-In/Ski-Out)

The Hearthstone Lodge  is the “official” race hotel of the 2015 Bear Country FIS Speed Ski World Cup and is pleased to offer the following rates per night/per room. All Hearthstone Lodge rooms have kitchenettes and it is located slope side with ski access to the Sunburst Chairlift.

Hearthstone Lodge- Sun Peaks (run by Bear Country)

Studio Suite with one or two beds plus kitchenette ( Subject to availability )- $89 Cdn per night ( based on double occupancy )

(extra person charge of $20+ taxes will apply for 3rd person in room)

Reservation Code- World Cup Speed Ski

Contact info-  reservations@bearcountry.ca


Other Sun Peaks Hotels (Ski-In/Ski-Out)

The Coast Sundance Lodge 
Studio room with one OR two beds and kitchenette: $99 Cdn per night/per room

Premium with full kitchen and 1 or 2 beds: $119 per night

1 bedroom suite with full kitchen: $209 per night

2 bedroom suite with full kitchen: $249 per night

Please contact hotel directly to book- mention “FIS  World Cup Speed Skiing” to receive special rate.

This rate is based on double occupancy and each additional adult is $30 Cdn per night.

Contact  -Coast Sundance Lodge- Sun Peaks-  j.bingham@coasthotels.com  or cslreservations@coasthotels.com

Hotel: (250) 578-0200
Direct: (250) 578-0227
Fax: (250) 578-0222




The Sun Peaks Grand ( Formerly The Delta ) 

The Sun Peaks Grand is pleased to offer racers Deluxe Rooms at $99 Cdn per night- based on availability. A limited number of these rooms will be offered at this rate and larger rooms and room upgrades will be an added cost.

Contact  www.sunpeaksgrand.com or 1-844-spgrand- Group code – FIS2015  for booking.


Sun Peaks International Hostel

Subject to availability.
Racers should have transportation as the Hostel is 2 km from Sun Peaks Village but is offered at the cheap rates of $86.25 per night for a Private Room or $36.80 per night for a bed in a shared/dorm room, all taxes included.
Please contact Sun Peaks Hostel for more information.
Ph: 250-578-0057

Please tell hotels you are coming for the 2015 FIS Speed Skiing World Cup to receive the special rate. For other accommodations visit the Sun Peaks Resort website, www.sunpeaksresort.com, or contact Adam Earle,adam@peaksmedia.com.


Flying to Sun Peaks is done either through Calgary, Alberta or Vancouver  B.C. then onto Kamloops B.C. which is 45 minutes from Sun Peaks Resort. Both West Jet and Air Canada service the Kamloops Airport.Please be aware that small commuter aircraft have limited baggage room and may not be able to handle multiple sets of speed skis on the same flight. Check with your airline beforehand.Please note that due to another large sports event in Kamloops that ends on March 9th/10th all racers should try to fly out of Kamloops on March 9th.

From Vancouver take Highway #1 (Trans-Canada) to Hope. This Highway turns into Highway #5 to Kamloops. At Kamloops take the Jasper Exit (Highway #5 North) to Heffley Creek. Follow the Sun Peaks Resort signs 31km to Sun Peaks Resort.

Airport Shuttle Service

Shuttle service from Kamloops Airport to Sun Peaks Resort. Sun Star Shuttle meets most flights into Kamloops but space must be reserved at least 24 hrs in advance to secure a spot on the shuttle.

Sun Star Shuttle
Phone: (250) 554-8005
Fax: (250) 554-8009
E-mail: info@sunstarshuttle.com


Emergency: 250-572-2073


For any additional information on the 2015 Bear Country FIS World Cup Speed Ski event please contact Adam Earle


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