Sun Peaks Ski Resort proposes new quad chairlift in West Bowl

Resort proposes new chair

Sun Peaks Ski Resort outside Kamloops has proposed a new high-speed chairlift for the hill’s alpine.

The resort has an application in with the provincial government for a right of way to replace the now-decommissioned West Bowl T-Bar with a much-longer detachable quad lift.

The West Bowl T-Bar was formally retired before the start of last season after operating at its current location since 1992. It was originally installed at Sun Peaks in 1965.

The resort is proposing to install a Doppelmayr detachable quad chairlift roughly double in length the T-bar, opening up new skiable terrain “that is currently underutilized,” said the proposal.

The lift will not actually add any terrain to the resort’s formal controlled recreation area, but will significantly increase the length of runs in the West Bowl.

The resort says it could start site prep this summer and fall with full construction taking place in 2023 and 2024. The lift could come into operation for the 2024/25 season.

The provincial government is currently taking public input on the proposal until June 24.

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