About Sun Peaks Alpine Club (SPAC)

We’ve been around for more than 60 years!

Our club formed in 1962 under the name “Kamloops Ski Team”. Since then, we have undergone several name changes: The “Tod Mountain Ski Team”, the “Kamloops Alpine Club”, and finally, when the mountain officially changed their name to Sun Peaks Resort in 1992, we became the “Sun Peaks Alpine Club”.

Kamloops has a wealth of ski racing knowledge and former members and alumni can be found everywhere. The former club cabin was recently renovated into the now called the Sun Peaks Hostel, on your right as you drive by the Burfield Lodge.

The Sun Peaks Alpine Club Cabin, located on the hill, is our home base now.

SPAC Clubhouse

The SPAC clubhouse is located on the west end of the main parking lot P2, beside the Sun Peaks Health Centre.

The clubhouse serves as a meeting place for all racers and their coaches. There is a kitchen equipped with microwaves and a fridge for lunch use. The clubhouse is open on weekends from 8:30am – 4:00pm. Midweek days and times will vary.

Use of the clubhouse is restricted to Sun Peaks Alpine Club members.

Lockers are available in the basement for all FIS/U16/U14 athletes. If there are extra lockers, they can be assigned to other athletes and/or club members, at the discretion of the program director.

SPAC Board of Directors

President – Duncan Currie
Vice President – Gerard Poitras
Treasurer – Greg Tymchyna
Secretary – Serenity Currie
Registrar – Sara Thomson
Alpine Chair – Todd Ring
U12A/U14/U16 Parent Rep – Derek Ottem
NGSL Parent Rep – Katie Jerez
Directors at Large – Lesley Ring, Jeremy Jensen, Paul Hunter

SPAC Coaches

Wade Rettie

Wade Rettie

SPAC Program Director

Wade comes to the Sun Peaks Racers from Banff, Alberta, with 40 years of skiing experience. He is a Level 3 CSCF coach and he has coached all age groups – from 4 to 70, with the Banff Alpine Racers.
Wade’s goal is to help share in the learning and competitive nature that the sport of skiing can provide in all aspects of the racers’ future. He loves skiing for many reasons from time management, goal recognition and achievement as well as the free feeling of challenging the slopes.
Wade also enjoys golf and hiking.
SPAC is proud to share that Wade recently was awarded by BC Alpine in 2023  with the highly respected Program Director of the Year award.



SPAC NGSL Program Coordinator

Lyndsey has been coordinating the Nancy Greene Ski League Program for 6 years and has been coaching for over 20 years. Her certifications include CSIA Level 1, CASI Level 2, CSCF Level 1, Level 1 First aid. She grew up in Kamloops and raced with SPAC as an athlete for 8 years. She has been skiing for over 30 years. She loves to share her knowledge and passion for skiing and for the sport of ski racing. Her favourite things about skiing are; Fresh air, bluebird days, and amazing friendships. She likes soccer, hiking and music and she is a very talented nail artist in her other job!