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A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 near Kelowna, B.C. Strength in season pass sales has been one bright spot in an otherwise difficult year for big mountain resorts in Western Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Strength in season pass sales a rare silver lining for ski resorts post-pandemic

Resorts near cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton have more to gain from strong season pass sales

 

Shoppers look through racks of skis during the Revelstoke Ski Club’s annual Ski Swap. (Marissa Tiel/Revelstoke Review)

Popular Ski Swap takes place at Penticton Curling Club Sept. 17-19

The ski swap is a great way to find a new pair of winter sports gear, or sell your own

 

Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)

Mike Wiegele, Blue River heli-skiing industry legend, dies at age 82

“He had an unparalleled passion for skiing (and) was a fearless entrepreneur.”

 

The snow-covered top of Mount Seymour is visible through low cloud as a Harbour Air floatplane approaches Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 28, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The snow-covered top of Mount Seymour is visible through low cloud as a Harbour Air floatplane approaches Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 28, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Warm temperatures has led SilverStar Mountain Resort to shut its Putnam Creek backside for the remainder of the season at the end of day Sunday, March 28. (Facebook photo)

Warm temps, party lead to early shutdown of Okanagan resort hot spots

SilverStar Mountain’s Putnam Creek backside will close at end of day Sunday due to warm temperatures; Mountain View Cabin warming hut on nordic trails shut because of party

  • Mar 28, 2021
Warm temperatures has led SilverStar Mountain Resort to shut its Putnam Creek backside for the remainder of the season at the end of day Sunday, March 28. (Facebook photo)
An injured skier was helivaced from Apex Mountain Resort to Kelowna General Hospital Monday, March, 2021. (Linda Geggie / Facebook)

Injured skier helivaced from Apex Mountain Resort

The skier was taken to Kelowna General Hospital

An injured skier was helivaced from Apex Mountain Resort to Kelowna General Hospital Monday, March, 2021. (Linda Geggie / Facebook)
Alexandra Luxmoore sets a speedy pace in the five km skate ski in the Finnish world championships early this month. (Submitted)

Revelstoke athletes return home from Finnish Nordic skiing world championships

The competition was held between Feb. 8 and 14

Alexandra Luxmoore sets a speedy pace in the five km skate ski in the Finnish world championships early this month. (Submitted)
Photo courtesy Big White Ski Resort

Snow with the flow!

Skiing in British Columbia

  • Feb 10, 2021
Photo courtesy Big White Ski Resort
Brita Colero was skiing at SilverStar Resort near Vernon Jan. 9 when an accident left her a paraplegic. The community has rallied behind the Lake Country woman, raising more than $211,000 toward expenses. (GoFundMe)

Community response to injured Okanagan woman overwhelming

More than $211K raised for Lake Country’s Brita Colero, severely injured in skiing accident Jan. 9

Brita Colero was skiing at SilverStar Resort near Vernon Jan. 9 when an accident left her a paraplegic. The community has rallied behind the Lake Country woman, raising more than $211,000 toward expenses. (GoFundMe)
Big White Ski Resort’s Village Centre seen via webcam on Feb. 7, 2021. (Big White)

Snow Report: Big White receives 16cm of fresh powder

Alpine base now sits at 224 centimetres

Big White Ski Resort’s Village Centre seen via webcam on Feb. 7, 2021. (Big White)
It’s ‘Time to get a doctor’s note’ and head to SilverStar Mountain Resort, at least according to the POW cam after an ongoing dump of snow Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (SilverStar Mountain Resort)

10cm of snow blankets Vernon ski resort… so far

SilverStar Mountain Resort reports it’s a ‘winter wonderland’ after Thursday snow dump

It’s ‘Time to get a doctor’s note’ and head to SilverStar Mountain Resort, at least according to the POW cam after an ongoing dump of snow Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (SilverStar Mountain Resort)
Big White Village on Dec. 16. (Big White photo)

11 more COVID-19 cases linked to Big White cluster

Interior Health provided an update on the cluster on Friday

Big White Village on Dec. 16. (Big White photo)
The Sun Peaks Community Health Centre near Kamloops is reporting cases of COVID-19. (Alex Passini photo)

COVID cases reported at Sun Peaks community

Letter by community health centre’s medical director posted to social media

The Sun Peaks Community Health Centre near Kamloops is reporting cases of COVID-19. (Alex Passini photo)
SilverStar has made it to the 10Best USA Today list for ski hills. (Jackson Parker photo)

Okanagan ski resort among North America’s finest

SilverStar Mountain finishes at No. 10 among voters at USA Today’s 10Best.com

SilverStar has made it to the 10Best USA Today list for ski hills. (Jackson Parker photo)
SilverStar has made it to the 10Best USA Today list for ski hills. (Jackson Parker photo)

Vernon ski resort among North America’s finest

SilverStar Mountain finishes at No. 10 among voters at USA Today’s 10Best.com

SilverStar has made it to the 10Best USA Today list for ski hills. (Jackson Parker photo)
Baldy Mountain Resort in Oliver closed for the day Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 due to high winds and a power outage. (Baldy Mountain Resort / Instagram)

High winds, power outage close Baldy Mountain Resort

Baldy ceased operations for the day Tuesday, Dec. 22

Baldy Mountain Resort in Oliver closed for the day Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 due to high winds and a power outage. (Baldy Mountain Resort / Instagram)
Big White Village on Dec. 16.

Monday’s storm brought new snow to Big White

The Dec. 21 snow storm brought 33 centimetres of fresh powder to the ski hill

Big White Village on Dec. 16.
Penticton local and Freestyle Canada skier Jordan Kober (top) secured his first World Cup podium finish, placing third Sunday in the dual moguls event Idre Fjall, Sweden. (Contributed)

Penticton skier lands on the World Cup podium in Sweden

Jordan Kober, who trains at Apex, secured his first World Cup podium finish, placing third on Sunday

Penticton local and Freestyle Canada skier Jordan Kober (top) secured his first World Cup podium finish, placing third Sunday in the dual moguls event Idre Fjall, Sweden. (Contributed)
Left to right: Members of Freestyle Apex, Quinn Patton, Grady Farcau, Patrick Parsons and Charlie Roberts with coach Kristi Richards at the top of Apex’s mogul course Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Former Olympian Kristi Richards looks to take Apex’s freestyle ski team to new heights

The freestyle team hopes to get an Olympic landing bag to help take their skills to the next level

Left to right: Members of Freestyle Apex, Quinn Patton, Grady Farcau, Patrick Parsons and Charlie Roberts with coach Kristi Richards at the top of Apex’s mogul course Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Left to right: Members of Freestyle Apex, Quinn Patton, Grady Farcau, Patrick Parsons and Charlie Roberts with coach Kristi Richards at the top of Apex’s mogul course Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Former Olympian Kristi Richards looks to take Apex’s freestyle ski team to new heights

The freestyle team hopes to get an Olympic landing bag to help take their skills to the next level

Left to right: Members of Freestyle Apex, Quinn Patton, Grady Farcau, Patrick Parsons and Charlie Roberts with coach Kristi Richards at the top of Apex’s mogul course Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)