Skiing and Snowboarding

18-year-old skier Logan Leach follows his guide, Julien Petit, down an alpine track. The Lumby athlete who is visually impaired has been named to Alpine Canada’s Ski Team ahead of the 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Contributed)

North Okanagan teen named to national Para-Alpine ski team

18-year-old Logan Leach officially joins Canada’s Para-Alpine roster ahead of Beijing 2022

 

Lustenberger getting ready to go down one of the last unskied lines at Rogers Pass on Mt. Macdonald. (Photo by Andrew Mcnab)

Meet Christina Lustenberger — one of Revelstoke’s great skiers

The athlete has many first ski descents throughout B.C.

 

Size two avalanche on a cliff at Big White (Photo: Facebook/Big White Ski Resort)

‘Dangerous’ avalanche hits Big White Mountain

‘That’s a big avalanche — you don’t mess around with that’

 

Dogs on duty: Avalanche rescue dog in training Sadie (above) learning about obedience with her owner and handler, Steve Morrison at the Fernie Alpine Resort, and Drift (right) who is FAR’s newest CARDA-certified dog.
More pictures, story on page 8.

PHOTOS: Meet Fernie’s team of avalanche rescue dogs

There are five avalance rescue dogs at Fernie Alpine Resort

Dogs on duty: Avalanche rescue dog in training Sadie (above) learning about obedience with her owner and handler, Steve Morrison at the Fernie Alpine Resort, and Drift (right) who is FAR’s newest CARDA-certified dog.
More pictures, story on page 8.
Three-year-old Adia Leidums skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Image courtesy of Erich Leidums)

Fernie toddler wins hearts with adorable skiing pep-talks

Three-year-old Adia Leidums is world-famous after being mic’d-up by her dad as she skis Fernie Alpine Resort

Three-year-old Adia Leidums skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Image courtesy of Erich Leidums)
Interior Health nurses administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Big White bumped up in COVID-19 vaccine queue

Some workers at Big White will be vaccinated as soon as this weekend

Interior Health nurses administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
Snowboarders at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in December. The resort said they are focusing on the local market as travel for recreation is not advised. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Provinces launches COVID-19 education campaign for ski communities

The slogan is ‘be the reason we all have a ski season’

Snowboarders at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in December. The resort said they are focusing on the local market as travel for recreation is not advised. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
(Big White/Facebook)

Big White Ski Resort closes two lifts due to freezing temperatures

Temperatures have hit -30 C in the alpine

(Big White/Facebook)
Apex Mountain Road is closed Monday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. for avalanche control. (File photo)

Apex Mountain Road closed at 1 p.m. today for avalanche control

The ski hill has received over 100 centimetres of snow over the last week

Apex Mountain Road is closed Monday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. for avalanche control. (File photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)

Big White ties new COVID-19 case growth to ‘unsanctioned Australia Day gatherings’

Positive cases continue to stem from privately managed group housing

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)
Apex Mountain has seen plenty of local riders make their way up this season. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Free lift tickets for Apex’ partner mountains suspended due to COVID-19

The enhanced reciprocal program is still open for Mt. Baldy

Apex Mountain has seen plenty of local riders make their way up this season. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Gem Lake Top, at Big White Ski Resort, seen at Jan. 8. (Big White Ski Resort)

Big White cancels $7.3M in lift tickets, accommodations due to COVID-19 orders

Since November, the ski resort has been forced to make several changes

Gem Lake Top, at Big White Ski Resort, seen at Jan. 8. (Big White Ski Resort)
Children make their way up a closed Whistler Mountain to toboggan in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. The Whistler Blackcomb resort which is owned by Vail Resorts shut down operations Saturday due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis taking place worldwide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Whistler snowboarder remembered as ‘stand-up guy’

On Monday, fundraiser supporting Jesse Van Roon’s family reached nearly eight times its $3,000 goal

Children make their way up a closed Whistler Mountain to toboggan in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. The Whistler Blackcomb resort which is owned by Vail Resorts shut down operations Saturday due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis taking place worldwide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Will Zittlau is an avid skier and spent the summer learning to code. (Submitted)

Okanagan coder creates text messaging service for Rogers Pass backcountry

Will Zittlau’s daily SMS service informs people what areas are open during winter in GNP

Will Zittlau is an avid skier and spent the summer learning to code. (Submitted)
Big White Ski Resort recently submitted its 2020 Master Plan to the province. (Big White Ski Resort photo)

Bigger White: Ski resort eyes massive, long-term expansion

Big White’s new 2020 Master Plan shows resort’s intention to more than double in size over the next 60 years

Big White Ski Resort recently submitted its 2020 Master Plan to the province. (Big White Ski Resort photo)
Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)

Apex Mountain gets fresh powder after Monday snowstorm

The mountain’s snow report has 25cm in the last 24 hours

Snowmaking is continuing at full blast on Apex Mountain on Nov. 20. (Apex Mountain Resort Facebook - Jeff Plant)
Baldy Mountain is live-streaming the ski-hill on the resort’s Youtube page. (Baldy Mountain)

Baldy Mountain has fresh powder ready to shred for opening weekend

The South Okanagan mountain is currently sitting on a 60cm snowbase

Baldy Mountain is live-streaming the ski-hill on the resort’s Youtube page. (Baldy Mountain)
Social activity in homes and accommodation at Big White Ski Resort has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19. (Big White Ski Resort photo)

‘Social activity’ in homes, accommodations causes COVID-19 spread at Big White

Interior Health has deployed a team to the resort community to expedite testing

Social activity in homes and accommodation at Big White Ski Resort has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19. (Big White Ski Resort photo)
It was an opening day filled with blue skies, sun and COVID-19 protocols at Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Passholders enjoy sunny opening day at Silver Star Mountain

Resort staff say parking reservations, COVID-19 protocols went smoothly Friday, Dec. 4

It was an opening day filled with blue skies, sun and COVID-19 protocols at Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The World Ski Awards’ title of World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator went to Bella Coola Heli Sports – the fourth annual honour for the company. Photo courtesy of Bella Coola Heli Sports.

The votes are in: BC wins big in World Ski Awards!

World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator, Canada’s Best Ski Resort among the 2020 honours

The World Ski Awards’ title of World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator went to Bella Coola Heli Sports – the fourth annual honour for the company. Photo courtesy of Bella Coola Heli Sports.