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Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the “Slush Cup” at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff Sunshine Village to open to skiers, snowboarders and hikers on Canada Day

Resort plans to open Tuesday for summer skiing and riding and hopes to remain open until Sunday

 

Some snow in the upper peaks of SilverStar Mountain Resort is stopping the bike park from opening for the season. (Video still)

Ready to ride: SilverStar bike park opens

Some snow up top, but Vernon resort has 85 per cent of runs open

 

Four skiers from the South Okanagan’s Apex Ski Club are among the representatives from B.C. in this year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)

4 junior skiers representing Penticton on national stage in New Brunswick

Apex Freestyle Club sent athletes to compete in the tournament from March 29 to April 4

Four skiers from the South Okanagan’s Apex Ski Club are among the representatives from B.C. in this year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)
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’Tragic accident’ kills skier at Cypress Mountain Resort

West Vancouver Police Department and coroner’s office investigating

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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)
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)
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)
Sebastian Solomonson of Sovereign Lake competes at the Biathlon World Youth Junior Championship Trials Thursday, Feb. 10, 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

Sebastian Solomonson of Sovereign Lake competes at the Biathlon World Youth Junior Championship Trials Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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 to Freestyle Canada NextGen team. (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 to Freestyle Canada NextGen team. (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)
Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)

Missing snowboarder found dead at Okanagan ski resort

RCMP and two search and rescue groups were looking for the man at Kelowna’s Big White

Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)