New and Exciting back in the Summer of 2015 – Sun Peaks Go Karts are now here!
Sun Peaks ski resort recently became the first operator in North America to offer a thrilling MCC downhill go kart track when it opened on June 26, 2015, and initial accounts are that the course is 'wild' and awesome'!.
Construction began in early fall of 2014 with the course being dug into the mountainside right beside the Platter Lift at the base of Mt. Tod and Sundance Mountain. It is now (July 2015) in full operation and you can hear the tires squeal and see the big smiles at the finish line!
The downhill Go Kart track is 512 metres (1,680 feet) long and has a vertical descent of 52 metres (170 feet) which will allow for speeds up to 35 km (22 miles) per hour.
4 timed runs for $25, and the rules have eased since opening day - now must be a minimum of 14 years of age AND 150cm tall to participate, but no drivers license is required!
Starting in the summer of 2017, a new zone has been created at the base of the Sun Peaks Cross Cart course for younger guests to join in and get a taste of the excitement.
2017 opening hours are as follows:
11:00am to 8:00pm - weekends of June 2, 9 and 16
Closed for Skate Sun Peaks from 11:00am to 4:00pm on June 10 and 11
Daily - June 23 to September 4
Fall weekends of September 8, 15 and 22.
MCC go karts, are cool little go karts with a low centre of gravity to allow for added stability, with no noisy or smelly engines to worry about. Riders will have the Sun Peaks Platter Lift to pull them up the mountain, and gravity will quickly get you back down to the bottom and wanting another go.
Even with these fairly high speeds on a windy downhill trail, the mountain cross carts are very safe and offer excellent control with precision disc brakes, a 4 point safety harness, roll bars and padded seats.
The runs will be timed thanks to a timer at the bottom, so you can challenge your kids (must be at least 14 years of age AND 150cm tall), spouse or buddies to see who is the tops in downhill cart racing.
These gravity-fueled, adrenaline-powered, rubber-burning go karts are a blast and instantly became a huge success when they first opened in 2015, and they open each spring in late May or early June, as soon as weather permits.
Nine other Mountain Cross Cart parks are in operation around the world, including in Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Finland.
Check out this Sun Peaks Go Kart video to get a good idea of what to look forward to, and then plan your Best Sun Peaks Summer Vacation now!
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Fun for all drivers and we can’t wait to be kids again to enjoy this and the many other Sun Peaks summer activities.
More details to come as Sun Peaks gets this course ready for action!
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