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Big White mascot ‘Loose Moose’ is cheering for Tess Critchlow. (Photo - Big White Ski Resort)

Big White saw fresh snow for final winter ride

The resort reopens June 30 for the summer season

 

Garrett Seiver (centre) takes home gold in the U18 10 kilometre interval start classic (Photo - S. Seiver)

West Kelowna skiers find success at Canadian Cross-Country Championships

More events are taking place over the next few days

 

(Pixabay photo)

’Tragic accident’ kills skier at Cypress Mountain Resort

West Vancouver Police Department and coroner’s office investigating

 

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre will be home to over 200 Okanagan-based skiers on Sunday (March 13) for the Teck Cup (Logan Lockhart, Western News).

Over 200 skiers to compete near Penticton for Okanagan-wide event Sunday

Competitors of all ages will take part in a cross country ski event at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre will be home to over 200 Okanagan-based skiers on Sunday (March 13) for the Teck Cup (Logan Lockhart, Western News).
Vernon’s Gerrit van Soest placed sixth overall in the super giant slalom at the FIS World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere at Panorama Resort. (Contributed)

Vernon skier cracks top-7 at world championships

Gerrit Van Soest, 20, finishes sixth in super giant slalom at World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere

Vernon’s Gerrit van Soest placed sixth overall in the super giant slalom at the FIS World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere at Panorama Resort. (Contributed)
Dennis Thiessen (left) and Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen compete in the second session of the wheelchair curling round robin at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday, March 5. Canada beat Switzerland 8-4. (Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

North Okanagan athletes in Beijing: Leach misses podium, curling team starts strong

Logan Leach places 9th in men’s downhill, Canadian curlers win first 2 matches

Dennis Thiessen (left) and Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen compete in the second session of the wheelchair curling round robin at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday, March 5. Canada beat Switzerland 8-4. (Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Canada’s Cameron Alexander speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men’s World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

B.C. skier ends Canadian downhill drought in shared victory

Cameron Alexander comes out of nowhere to earn country’s first downhill win in 2014

Canada’s Cameron Alexander speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men’s World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
Owen Elliot and Chase Pighin race at Track Attack championships over the weekend (Photo - Chad Ulansky)

Telemark hosted the 2022 Trek B.C. Track Attack Championships over the weekend

West Kelowna welcomed over 250 racers from across North America

Owen Elliot and Chase Pighin race at Track Attack championships over the weekend (Photo - Chad Ulansky)
Vernon’s Gerrit Van Soest has been chosen to represent Canada at the FIS Alpine Junior World Skiing Championships March 1-9 at Panorama Resort, B.C. (BC Alpine photo)

Vernon skier to represent Canada

Gerrit Van Soest, 20, will compete for Canada March 1-9 at world junior finals at Panorama Resort

Vernon’s Gerrit Van Soest has been chosen to represent Canada at the FIS Alpine Junior World Skiing Championships March 1-9 at Panorama Resort, B.C. (BC Alpine photo)
Lumby visually impaired skier Logan Leach (rear) and his guide, Julian Petit (front), have both been named to Canada’s alpine skiing team that will compete at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. (File photo

Lumby’s Leach skis way to Paralympics

Logan Leach, 19, named to Canada’s alpine skiing team that will compete at Beijing Paralympics

Lumby visually impaired skier Logan Leach (rear) and his guide, Julian Petit (front), have both been named to Canada’s alpine skiing team that will compete at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. (File photo
Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Man dies after skiing accident at B.C.’s Fernie Alpine Resort

A man died from injuries sustained while skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort over the weekend

Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Roughly 65 athletes competed in the Biathlon World Youth Junior Championship Trials at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre from Feb. 9-12, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Canada’s best young biathletes competing at Vernon’s Sovereign Lake

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre hosting Biathlon World Youth Junior Championship Trials Feb. 9-12

Roughly 65 athletes competed in the Biathlon World Youth Junior Championship Trials at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre from Feb. 9-12, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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)
Keelan Clermont dashing through the powder. (Parker Schnyder photo.

West Kelowna wildlife photographer takes his skills slopeside

Parker Schnyder picked up his first camera in 2019 and “instantly fell in love”

Keelan Clermont dashing through the powder. (Parker Schnyder photo.
Elena Gaskell of Vernon has been named by Freestyle Canada to the 2022 Canadian Olympic team that will compete in China. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon freestyle skier reaches Olympic dream

Elena Gaskell one of 24 athletes named by Freestyle Canada to the Canadian Olympic team Monday, Jan. 24

Elena Gaskell of Vernon has been named by Freestyle Canada to the 2022 Canadian Olympic team that will compete in China. (Photo Submitted)
Canada’s Amanda Asay of Prince George, B.C., prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson, B.C., Baseball Canada said Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Baseball Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Longtime Canadian women’s baseball star Amanda Asay dies after skiing accident in Nelson

Amanda Asay, who was from Prince George, B.C., was 33 when she died

Canada’s Amanda Asay of Prince George, B.C., prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson, B.C., Baseball Canada said Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Baseball Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Mount Washington employees and skiers collaborate to set up a safety net under the Sunrise chairlift and catch a young person who was dangling from their chair. Screenshot

VIDEO: Skier dangling from chairlift caught by Mt. Washington staff, Good Samaritans

Mount Washington staff and skiers used a makeshift life net to catch…

Mount Washington employees and skiers collaborate to set up a safety net under the Sunrise chairlift and catch a young person who was dangling from their chair. Screenshot
Jaxon Peters enjoys some fluff at SilverStar Mountain Resort. (Jackson Parker photo)

Fewer lifts despite more powder at SilverStar

Staff shortages lead mountain resort to cut back

Jaxon Peters enjoys some fluff at SilverStar Mountain Resort. (Jackson Parker photo)
A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

‘Extreme powder alert’ at Big White

The local ski resort got 20cms of fresh pow overnight

A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
(Manning Park Resort photo)

Manning Park Resort workers report at least 20 cases of COVID-19 among staff

But management says protocols are being followed and sick employees are taken out of workforce

(Manning Park Resort photo)