Photo: Lars Beskow

FIS World Cup 2018

4 Mar - 7 Mar

More than two decades of Speed Skiing!

FIS World Cup, Race 5

Date Type
3/4/2018 Mandatory Training
3/5/2018 Race Day

FIS World Cup, Race 6

Date Type
3/6/2018 Race Day

FIS World Cup, Race 7

Date Type
3/7/2018 Race Day

Track Data

Name Headwall
Location Sun Peaks Resort
Country Canada
Track Record 178.22
Record Holder Kenny Dale
FIS Homologation Number 8479/01/07
Inspector CRISTINA Luc
Vertical Drop 225
Competition Track Length 450
Braking Zone Length 200
Total Length 650
Elevation Top 2075 m a.s.l.
Elevation Bottom 1850 m a.s.l.
Speed Max 180


Headwalls is hosting the only World Cup Speed Skiing event in North America. The World Cup and the Velocity Challenge races here is one of the longest running Speed Skiing events in the world.

The Headwalls Speed Track is one of the most technically difficult tracks on the FIS Speed Ski World Cup tour. It is a track that turns gradually steeper on the way down to the compression. There are two distinct lips, where especially the second is known to throw racers off balance. Sometimes even air time occurs.

The speeds are up to 178 km/h for the premier Speed 1 class.

Racers coming here all talk about the atmosphere. Canada is a friendly place, and Sun Peaks is a great party!

Sun Peaks Resort



Speed skiing first came to the Kamloops area in the mid 1980’s. At this time a group of local racing enthusiasts, some of which were speed skiing professionally, decided to hold a speed event at the resort formerly known as Tod Mountain. With the guidance of these seasoned racers and the support of the ski area, the local racers made a vision become a reality.

Over the last 26 years this group successfully hosted Canadian and Provincial Championships, Velocity Challenge Pro races and 12 FIS Speed Ski World Cup events. The current course record of 178.22 km/h was set at the 2014 Velocity Challenge by Sun Peaks local-Kenny Dale.

Sun Peaks Resort is the 2nd largest ski resort in Canada. At the helm of this massive development is the Nippon Cable Company of Japan, a leader in the ski industry. Sun Peaks Resort has embarked on an aggressive development plan to transform a day skier area into a four season world class destination resort. As improvements are happening daily, the rave reviews of Sun Peaks continue to build.

Lift tickets

Ski passes can be bought in the guest service, or online with discount here:


The Coast Sundance Lodge  is located next to the Sundance high-speed lift. It features restaurants, shops, ski in ski out and free Wifi in all areas.

Nancy Greene's Cahilty Lodge  offers indoor and outdoor hot tubs, free wifi and ski in ski out.

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre  has ski in ski out, and is located centrally in the ski village. It offers spa and sauna, and is very highly rated.

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Track Access

By foot

Foot passenger tickets are available for purchase at Guest Services or any ticketing window for $10. This pass will take you to the top of the Sunburst chairlift where you watch the event from either the Sunburst Lodge, or from the off-load area for the Elevation chair (right off the Sunburst chair).

By ski

Spectators on skis or boards can best view the event from skier's right of the Headwalls track near the bottom, across from Lunchtime run - this is where racers will be going the fastest!