Thursday, 14 January 2016

New Years @ Sun Peaks & Heffley Inn

New Year’s at Sun Peaks
2015 ended in a fist full of blue sky days skiing the fresh powder only the interior of British Columbia can provide.  163cm of fresh snow lay on the ground with over 2 feet having arrived in the days before our arrival.  With sun to wake up to, I hit Tod Mountain December 31st and stayed there in the brilliant sun the whole day, stopping only for a short lunch break at Bottom’s Pub.

The New Year’s party began with dinner at Morresey’s Pub then we migrated to The Club where we stayed until 12:45.  With the joyous mood we were in, we popped back in to Morresey’s but at about 1:30 Tina had motioned to me to bring our ‘crowd’ over to the Powderhounds where Peter’s 5 piece band played good old tunes.  We danced the night away among friends, arriving home by 3:15 or so.

Luckily, there was no new snow January 1st, so we slept into the afternoon!

The was plenty of time for shopping -- handmade skiing sweaters for $65 and a little more, a bargain any way you look at it -- and time to enjoy the comforts of the Heffley Boutique Inn which sits right in the centre of this quaint ski town.  One can also not forget the large recreational facility at the hotel, the Sauna and the Hot Tub with the lounge chairs.  I thought we were in Hawaii.
Went on to Mt. Morresey January 2nd where, if you skied the trees, there was still lots of powder runs to ski on.  Again, Bottoms Pub was the place to be at noon and after skiing.  Just great.

Dinner and the ambience at Bella Italia was where our first night’s feast was held the day of our arrival.  The two nights of the New Year were at Powderhounds where we filled in the empty bellies (no one lost any weight on this trip).  We even managed to put in a sleigh ride through the town’s centre and into the back woods along the cross country trails.  New year, plan to join in on this trip.  They are always a great way to ring in the New Year!

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