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Skate Sun Peaks: Day 1 Update

This weekend marks the first ever Skate Sun Peaks event at the Sun Peaks Resort near Kamploops, BC, organized by Unkle Events Lee Cation. About sixty longboarders have come out to ride a downhill course designed for gravity, or Mountain Cross, carts. Rain or shine, the riders had a blast drifting and gripping down the 17 unique corners. Here are some photos from the first day of the freeride event.

Sun Peaks is the first event of its kind in North America. Hosted on a closed course not designed for motor vehicle travel, and with a full operational ski lift back to the top, we’ve never actually skated something like it. The course is a Mountain Cross Cart (MCC) course designed for gravity carts with brakes and a roll-cage, yet skateboards work surprisingly well on the track. I had a chance to both skate and take a cart down it and will post up more info about it specifically later. Be sure to check back here and upcoming issue 31 for full details and photos.

The Skate Sun Peaks course.

The Skate Sun Peaks course.

A view looking down the course.

A view looking down the course.

It rained off and on all day. Riders still got the most out of their runs.

Jonny Yardwaste Lachapelle gets a clean wet run in.

Jonny Yardwaste Lachapelle gets a clean wet run in.

Sean Young keeps it in control on a wet course.

Sean Young keeps it in control on a wet course.

Parker Schmidt gets a little dirty and wet off the course.

Parker Schmidt gets a little dirty and wet off the course.

Matt Kienzle and Brandon Desjarlais drift through the short hail storm during one of the last runs of the day.

Matt Kienzle and Brandon Desjarlais drift through the short hail storm during one of the last runs of the day.

That’s it from Day 1. We’ll be back with a day 2 report and a full event recap as it progresses and wraps up. Day 2 will also include a Best Timed run sponsored by local EMS homies Med Tech (Doug House).

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