Speed skiing first came to the Kamloops area in the mid 1980′s. At this time a group of local racing enthusiasts, some of which were speed skiing professionally, decided to hold a speed event at the resort formerly known as Tod Mountain. With the guidance of these seasoned racers and the support of the ski area, the local racers made a vision become a reality.
Over the last 23 years this group successfully hosted Canadian and Provincial Championships, Velocity Challenge Pro races and 10 FIS Speed Ski World Cup events. The current course record of 177.21 km/ph was set at the 2002 Velocity Challenge by Sun Peaks local-Kenny Dale.
Sun Peaks Resort is one of the fastest growing ski areas in Canada. At the helm of this massive development is the Nippon Cable Company of Japan, a leader in the ski industry. Sun Peaks Resort has embarked on an aggressive development plan to transform a day skier area into a four season world class destination resort. As improvements are happening daily, the rave reviews of Sun Peaks continue to build.
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