The Night of the Living Shred comes to life

President Myles Williamson and friends enjoying themselves “Out Here.” (Submitted)

President Myles Williamson and friends enjoying themselves “Out Here.” (Submitted)

The TRU Ski and Snowboard Club is hosting its first event of the winter semester on the weekend of Jan. 30. The club is starting off their year with a two-day event at Sun Peaks. The event is called the “Night of the Living Shred.”

The event consists of a number of activities and discounts to help get students out enjoying winter. Each participant can choose to partake in all or just a few of the events offered during the weekend. The options include a bus ride up to the mountain, discounted day lift tickets at Sun Peaks Resort for both Saturday and Sunday, overnight accommodations and free bar entry for Saturday night.

The Ski and Snowboard Club is offering hotel accommodation and two day pass lift tickets for $189. This is a substantial discount, as lift tickets alone are normally $77 per day for university students, according to the Sun Peaks website.

Myles Williamson, the president of the Ski and Snowboard Club, said the club mandate is to create a student community through the passion of skiing and snowboarding.

“The Night of The Living Shred is doing exactly that. It’s getting people out here and active in a different way than they might be used to,” Williamson said.

The event is open to people of all abilities and anyone who is interested is welcome to come, meet new people, have fun and see what the club is all about, Williamson said. “The more people that want to hang out and be together, the better.”

The event is sponsored by Red Bull and Sun Peaks is offering discounts to participants for lift tickets and accommodations.

Oronge Board Shop in downtown Kamloops is also supporting the club by giving its members a 10 per cent discount.

The club plans to host three more overnight excursions like this one on Feb. 27 and 28, March 12 and 13 and March 26 and 27.

Registration and more information is available at facebook.com/we.out.heresnow/ or by email at truout.here@gmail.com.