The best days are about finding good, clean lines. This is true whether you’re a snowboarder, an artist, or a writer. And if it’s new terrain, you need good guides—people who both inspire you and can give you local knowledge.
We were lucky enough to visit Sun Peaks, deep in the powder paradise of British Columbia, with all-star athletes Zuzy Rocka and Kieran Nikula. From dawn patrol up Sunburst chair to Top of the World, lapping tree runs and bombing groomers, we found some otherworldly flow and smoothness. And from the top of Burfield Chair and the terrain around Crystal Chair, we took in the insane views of Shuswap Lake and Copper Island.
But beyond the riding itself, we learned about Zuzy and Kieran’s relationship to this place. How it helps ground Zuzy’s art. How it keeps holding Kieran’s imagination as a skier even after 20 years. What we found is that Sun Peaks is where people come (and end up staying) for next-level lines. We didn’t want to leave.