[R438R, Sun Peaks Resort] improved their terrain parks this winter and added new clinics to its snow sports school offerings just for teens yearning to develop park skills. The resort's three terrain parks are designed with three separate levels for progression development, and the clinics aim to lead participants up through the progression.

Both dirt work and new features improved the parks this winter. The fleet of rails bumped up to 26 with the addition of three new rails supplied in part by park sponsor Monster Energy and the local Blue Bird Day Fund. Snow Park Solutions built three new boxes for the parks.

The resort also pulled in excavators to build up the dirt decks to support snow for two showcase jumps, decreasing the amount of snowmaking needed to build the jumps. Added dirt work on the blue park re-graded the terrain into a gentler slope.

Sun Peaks launched their new terrain park clinics earlier this winter with two-day clinics. The final clinic bumps up to an intensive five days Mar. 16-20. The clinic, targeting 10- to 18-year-olds, develops skills on jumps, boxes, rails, and free-riding. The $350 camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and requires participants to possess intermediate skiing or riding skills. Helmets are also required for all participants, and skiers must use twin tips.

Contact the Sun Peaks Resort Snow Sports School direct at 250-578-5505 for more information and registration.