Canada's second largest ski area is getting some expensive upgrades this year to improve visitor experience.
The most beneficial upgrade for locals will be a $4-million chairlift that will better connect the East Village with the main village area. The four-seat, fixed-grip lift will improve access for ski-in, ski-out accommodations, and will allow riders to reach a few intermediate runs previously only accessible by taking the East Village Ski Way. The chairlift is expected to be completed this December.
“This lift project is especially rewarding to announce today. Better access from the East Village is vital to our overall experience and future success. The new lift is something we are really pleased to add to the mix for next winter, and it will greatly enhance our industry-leading ski-in, ski-out design,” said Darcy Alexander, vice-president and general manager, in a release.
There is also a ton of money directed at revamping where guests lay their heads. The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre will see $7 million worth of renovations performed on their 221 guest rooms, a project that should also be finished in December.
The $15-million Village Walk luxury townhome complex will be finished this fall, although the entire complex was sold out last year. Ground will break this spring on another sold-out townhome complex as well, the $25-million Echo Landing project.
In terms of property everyone can enjoy, the plan includes $7 million of improvements to the existing sports facility. The Sun Peaks Centre will have a new multi-purpose building capable of hosting 3,000 people for various events: from sports and concerts to trade shows.
“These efforts are all part of our overall Master Development Plan and 2018 will definitely be a big year at Sun Peaks. We are tremendously excited about what these projects will mean for the experience at our world-class resort,” said Alexander in the release.