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March 2014

Part 3 - Sun Peaks

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Sun Peaks

I arrived in time to see the World Cup speed skiing, the speeds were incredible on a terrifying looking piste...



 


Local resident at the top of the Sundance Express lift...


 


Unusual ski resort view from a chairlift just above the Burfield Chair base station...



  


 
Fair to say 'Sun Peaks' is well named, the sun had certainly got to the top of the mountain. I had some fresh powder to play with from the West Bowl T-Bar when I first arrived, but on return from Blue River it was spring conditions from top to bottom...





It meant I practically had the place to myself at times in the late afternoon - the pistes were still pretty icy, but where the sun had re-warmed the off-piste there was plenty of fun to be had...


   
Warming hut at the top of the Burfield Chair...



   

Ice Hockey

My first hockey game: Kamloops Blazers versus Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League...

 
  


Arena...

 




The puck can be hard to spot...


 


Digger the Blazers' mascot rousing the crowd...


 

2-1 down with 20 seconds to go and a call to make some noise - alas it didn't help and the game was lost 1-4...

 










 



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