Sun Peaks Announces West Bowl Express

Construction has already begun on Sun Peaks Resort’s third new chairlift in six years, the West Bowl Express. The CA$12 million Doppelmayr detachable quad will replace the retired West Bowl T-Bar in a much longer alignment and open in late 2024. West Bowl Express will service approximately 1,000 vertical feet with nearly a mile of slope length in the high alpine. “Sun Peaks continues to evolve and this significant new lift infrastructure will diversify the experience in an important pod of terrain in the resort,” noted Darcy Alexander, Sun Peaks Resort Vice President and General Manager. “Guests will have additional trails and vertical to explore with the convenience and efficiency of detachable lift technology.”

Preliminary site work is already finalized and foundations will follow this summer with steel installation commencing in 2024. When the project is complete next November, Sun Peaks will operate a 100 percent Doppelmayr fleet with eight quad chairlifts and two surface platters.


9 thoughts on “Sun Peaks Announces West Bowl Express

  1. Cascade Concrete April 5, 2023 / 10:19 am

    Great! Should take a lot of pressure off the badly overstretched Burfield mid-station too


  2. Enumclaw kid April 5, 2023 / 10:53 am

    Yes! I completely agree. I was doing West Bowl powder laps this past January and had heard this was in the works from the blog, and this will be a great addition.

    It doesn’t look like it gets any steeper below the bottom of the old t bar so this will be low intermediate glade terrain kind of like Symphony at Whistler. I could be wrong.


  3. Ray Heraty April 5, 2023 / 12:34 pm

    So a high speed quad that can only be reached by slow-speed quads… but great terrain, my favorite part of the mountain.


  4. George April 11, 2023 / 1:32 pm

    Haha Fail Resorts trying to win back the locals with “new terrain” and a shiny new lift. but they cant retain staff with their pathetic minimum wage they pay them. They only care about their stockholders not the actual on mountain experience or the people that work there. Fail resorts at its finest again!!!


    • Arnold April 11, 2023 / 1:58 pm

      Vail doesn’t even own sun peaks, Nippon Cable a subsidiary of Doppelmayr owns it so don’t blame Vail for problems at Sun Peaks.


    • skier72 April 11, 2023 / 2:18 pm

      Maybe do your homework next time… the only ski resort Vail owns in BC is Whistler Blackcomb.

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    • Ty April 11, 2023 / 2:27 pm

      Sun Peaks isnt even owned by Vail… Its owned by the Japanese Ski lift manufacturer Nippon Cable Corporation


    • OttawaSkier April 11, 2023 / 4:37 pm

      It’s almost Nippon Cable owns Sun Peaks, rather than Vail Resorts. Strange, isn’t it.


  5. Doug May 5, 2023 / 11:10 am

    $12M CADfor a 1K vertical feet!!! Outch!


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