| Projects | Current | 2023-04-20

Sun Peaks: New West Bowl Express Chairlift

Sun Peaks Resort is pleased to announce that a brand-new, high speed detachable quad chairlift will open in the alpine for the 2024-25 winter season.

As the name suggests, the West Bowl Express will be located in the West Bowl area of Mt. Tod. The new quad chairlift will provide enhanced access to this popular area of the resort known for quality snow and scenic vistas.

Constructed by Doppelmayr, the West Bowl Express represents an estimated $12 million dollar investment in new lift infrastructure, and is the latest step in our targeted investment strategy to continually improve the overall mountain and guest experience. The lift will be completed in advance of the 2024-25 winter season.

Sun Peaks continues to evolve and this significant new lift infrastructure will diversify the experience in an important pod of terrain in the resort. Guests will have additional trails and vertical to explore with the convenience and efficiency of detachable lift technology.

- Darcy Alexander, Sun Peaks Resort Vice President and General Manager.

Construction has already started on the new West Bowl Express. Detailed planning, engineering, and site preparation was completed in 2022. Additional electrical and foundation work will be carried out this summer, with final lift installation to take place in 2024. 

Lift line looking uphill from future site of bottom terminal. Photo by Cliff Bremner.

This announcement follows other substantial improvements to the mountain product in recent years, highlighted by the brand-new Orient chairlift, the Crystal chairlift replacement, and last year's hugely successful expansion of lift-accessed mountain biking via the Sundance Express in summer. With a planned opening date of November 2024, the West Bowl Express will be the third new chairlift to open in Sun Peaks in a six-year period. These initiatives reflect our continued commitment to delivering a world-class skiing and snowboarding experience here at Canada’s Second Largest ski area.

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