Skiing and Snowboarding

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Kelowna RCMP searching for snowboard owners

Kelowna RCMP seized the snowboards on April 23

 

Fernie local Jay Carter doesn’t let opening a business or delivering kids to school stop him from skiing every day. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

On a mission: Fernie man skis every day of season to prove a point

Jay Carter has skied every day of the 2021-2022 season so far just to prove that you can

 

Many high profile areas of the resort have had to close at points this year, due to a shortage of lift operators. (Claire Palmer photo)

Lift operators at Kicking Horse take stand for better pay, working conditions

Lift operators are hopeful that they can get a retroactive wage increase

 

Arkells performing at Big White April 2, 2022 (Courtesy of Big White Ski Resort)

Arkells perform at Big White in biggest event ever

The Altitunes concert had more than 4,000 in attendance

Arkells performing at Big White April 2, 2022 (Courtesy of Big White Ski Resort)
Popular SilverStar Mountain Resort establishment Long John’s Pub will soon be under new managers as the two Johns - Earl and Kane - are retiring after the final weekend of the season. The pair have been involved with the facility for 21 years. (longjohnspub.com)

Vernon pub managers long for retirement

John Kane and John Earl of Long John’s Pub on SilverStar Mountain are retiring after the final weekend

Popular SilverStar Mountain Resort establishment Long John’s Pub will soon be under new managers as the two Johns - Earl and Kane - are retiring after the final weekend of the season. The pair have been involved with the facility for 21 years. (longjohnspub.com)
SilverStar Mountain Resort saw 19 centimetres of fresh snow in the past 24 hours, ahead of the final day of the season on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (SilverStar Facebook)

Powder alert: Snow flies at SilverStar Mountain ahead of final ski weekend

SilverStar Mountain Resort has seen 19 cm of fresh snow in the past 24 hours

SilverStar Mountain Resort saw 19 centimetres of fresh snow in the past 24 hours, ahead of the final day of the season on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (SilverStar Facebook)
Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)

Stay Wild inspiring women to get into backcountry

Brittney Dickson wants to create a safe and welcoming place for women to explore the backcountry

Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)
Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)

VIDEOS: Dummies Downhill and Slush Cup end ski season at South Okanagan slopes

Apex hosts Dummies Downhill April 2 and Baldy Mountain hosts Slush Cup April 3

Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)
Skiiers at RCR resorts will have to mask up and provide proof of vaccination until at least the end of the winter season.	(FWT photo)

RCR updates COVID policy; masks no longer required

RCR websites will have the most updated information

Skiiers at RCR resorts will have to mask up and provide proof of vaccination until at least the end of the winter season.	(FWT photo)
The team canoeing down the Columbia River during a cold snap in Revelstoke in early 2021. (Contributed by Nick Khattar)

An expedition of learning: Local filmmakers document unique trip down Columbia River

Without a Paddle follows the journey of four snowboarders canoeing between Revelstoke and Mica dams

The team canoeing down the Columbia River during a cold snap in Revelstoke in early 2021. (Contributed by Nick Khattar)
Air Rescue One Heli-Winch Society, founded by Vernon Search and Rescue, needs a new winch and SilverStar Mountain Resort is trying to help them get it. A $20 portion of lift ticket sales will be donated to the Star’s Play Forever Fund Monday, Feb. 21 – Family Day – and donations will be matched up to $10,000, all in support of the society. (Facebook photo)

Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain lifts heli-winch society spirits

Portion of lift ticket sales Family Day Monday go toward helping Air Rescue One get new helicopter winch

Air Rescue One Heli-Winch Society, founded by Vernon Search and Rescue, needs a new winch and SilverStar Mountain Resort is trying to help them get it. A $20 portion of lift ticket sales will be donated to the Star’s Play Forever Fund Monday, Feb. 21 – Family Day – and donations will be matched up to $10,000, all in support of the society. (Facebook photo)
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SilverStar to raise money for Air Rescue One on Family Day

The funds will go towards Air Rescue One getting a new winch

(Photo - okanaganhomes.com)
Canada’s Marielle Thompson celebartes winning a silver medal in women’s ski cross during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s Thompson wins silver in women’s ski cross at Beijing Olympics

Canada’s women drop out of curling contention, men to play for bronze

Canada’s Marielle Thompson celebartes winning a silver medal in women’s ski cross during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Tess Critchlow arrives back in Kelowna after the 2022 Olympic Games. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

Big White’s Tess Critchlow returns home from Beijing Olympics

Critchlow placed sixth in the women’s snowboard cross

Tess Critchlow arrives back in Kelowna after the 2022 Olympic Games. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)
Vernon’s Kevin Hill finished 27th in the men’s snowboard cross at the Beijing Olympics Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (Instagram/Kevin Hill)

Vernon’s Kevin Hill drops out of snowboard cross at Beijing Olympics

Hill finished 27th, while teammate Eliot Grondin won the silver medal

Vernon’s Kevin Hill finished 27th in the men’s snowboard cross at the Beijing Olympics Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (Instagram/Kevin Hill)
Garrett Siever from Team Telemark racing is competing at the U.S. Supertour race series (Doug Stephen VR45 Photography - Contributed)

West Kelowna ski racer holds his own internationally

Garrett Siever is racing in the Team Canada uniform at the U.S. Supertour race series

Garrett Siever from Team Telemark racing is competing at the U.S. Supertour race series (Doug Stephen VR45 Photography - Contributed)
Local skier and snowboarder heading up Falcon chair at Big White (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

Powder day for Kelowna skiers at Big White

Big White got a dump of 16cm over the last 24 hours

Local skier and snowboarder heading up Falcon chair at Big White (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Local skier and snowboarder heading up Falcon chair at Big White (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

Kelowna’s Big White ski resort got 6cm of snow overnight

More snow is expected to fall throughout the week with a dump forecasted for Friday

Local skier and snowboarder heading up Falcon chair at Big White (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Racers try to catch up to the moose on the loose at the Kelowna Cup (Contributed)

Kelowna Cup back at Big White to raise money for women’s shelter

Over the first seven events, $148,861 has been raised for various charities and non-profits

Racers try to catch up to the moose on the loose at the Kelowna Cup (Contributed)
Cassie Sharpe pictured at a recent halfpipe World Cup event in Calgary. Photo by Sebastien Berthiaume / Freestyle Canada

B.C.’s Darcy Sharpe joins gold medallist sister Cassie on Canada’s Olympic team

Cassie to defend women’s ski halfpipe title; Darcy named to men’s snowboard slopestyle/big air team

Cassie Sharpe pictured at a recent halfpipe World Cup event in Calgary. Photo by Sebastien Berthiaume / Freestyle Canada