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Due to restrictions around COVID-19, access to the Larch Hills chalet will be limited for the 2020/21 cross-country ski season. (File photo)

Early snow means early cross-country skiing at Shuswap’s Larch Hills

COVID-19 requirements restrict use of chalet, postpones of events

 

Smiles were big at SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon Sunday, Oct. 11, as the resort posted photos of “more than a dusting” of snow. (SilverStar Mountain Resort photo)

Okanagan mountain resort gets snow dump

SilverStar near Vernon posted to its social media pages, “more than a dusting and more to come”

 

Vernon’s Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre will not get the 2021 Canadian Ski Championships after they were supposed to host the 2020 Nationals, canceled over COVID-19 concerns. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan nordic centre loses out on 2021 nationals

Sovereign Lake near Vernon was to host 2020 Canadian championships, canceled due to COVID-19

 

Marcia Beckner enjoying a cross-country ski outing on White Lake. (Contributed)
Marcia Beckner enjoying a cross-country ski outing on White Lake. (Contributed)
Cross country skiers can still enjoy the great conditions at Vernon’s Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. The centre is remaining open but monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic very closely. (File photo)

North Okanagan cross-country ski centre trails remain open

Vernon’s Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre trails still open; centre closely monitoring COVID-19 concerns

Cross country skiers can still enjoy the great conditions at Vernon’s Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. The centre is remaining open but monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic very closely. (File photo)
The Larch Hills Junior Race Team show off their Teck BC Championship team trophy won during the March 6-8 event at Telemark Nordic in West Kelowna. (Brad Calkins photo)

Larch Hills skiers secure team trophy at B.C. Campionships

Junior race team wins trophy seventh year in a row

  • Mar 9, 2020
The Larch Hills Junior Race Team show off their Teck BC Championship team trophy won during the March 6-8 event at Telemark Nordic in West Kelowna. (Brad Calkins photo)
Lily Brooks takes a shot during a wheelchair basketball game. (Contributed)

Young Shuswap wheelchair athlete spreads message of hope

Lily Brook wants to help bring wheelchair boxing into international spotlight

Lily Brooks takes a shot during a wheelchair basketball game. (Contributed)
Ellie Giesbrecht leads fellow Larch Hills skier Sara Worton in sprints during the Teck BC Midget Championships at Stake Lake near Kamloops over the Feb. 22-23 weekend. (Brad Calkins photo)

Eight times a charm: Larch Hills skiers win team trophy at Teck BC event

Shuswap contingent wins Midget Championships honour eighth year in a row

  • Feb 24, 2020
Ellie Giesbrecht leads fellow Larch Hills skier Sara Worton in sprints during the Teck BC Midget Championships at Stake Lake near Kamloops over the Feb. 22-23 weekend. (Brad Calkins photo)
A group of skiers charges ahead after the starting cannon sounds at the 2020 Pirate Loppet on Larch Hills Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Young pirates storm the Shuswap’s snowy Larch Hills

More than 400 student buccaneers take part in School District #83 event

A group of skiers charges ahead after the starting cannon sounds at the 2020 Pirate Loppet on Larch Hills Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Ronin Hansen from South Broadview presses forward through the snow at the 2020 Pirate Loppet on Larch Hills Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Young pirates storm the Shuswap’s snowy Larch Hills

More than 400 student buccaneers take part in School District #83 event

Ronin Hansen from South Broadview presses forward through the snow at the 2020 Pirate Loppet on Larch Hills Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Garry Mitchell from the Sovereign Lake Nordic club takes off from the starting line at the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet 2020 hosted by the Larch Hills Nordic Society on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Hundreds race, thousands raised at Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet

More than 400 skiers participate in annual event at Shuswap’s Larch Hills

Garry Mitchell from the Sovereign Lake Nordic club takes off from the starting line at the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet 2020 hosted by the Larch Hills Nordic Society on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Garry Mitchell from the Sovereign Lake Nordic club takes off from the starting line at the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet 2020 hosted by the Larch Hills Nordic Society on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet at Larch Hills

The race saw over 700 athletes take to the ski trails

Garry Mitchell from the Sovereign Lake Nordic club takes off from the starting line at the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet 2020 hosted by the Larch Hills Nordic Society on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
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Natalie Wilkie skis during the Para Nordic Championships in Prince George. (Cross Country Canada photo)

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie earns bronze in world cup competition

Shuswap talent posts third-fastest qualification time for event

Natalie Wilkie skis during the Para Nordic Championships in Prince George. (Cross Country Canada photo)
A crew removes downed trees from Larch Hills cross-country ski area trails. (Larch Hills Nordic Society photo)

January brings record snowfall to Shuswap ski area

Up to 800 downed trees removed so far from Larch Hills cross-country trail network

A crew removes downed trees from Larch Hills cross-country ski area trails. (Larch Hills Nordic Society photo)
A crew removes downed trees from Larch Hills cross-country ski area trails. (Larch Hills Nordic Society photo)

January brings record snowfall to Shuswap’s Larch Hills

Up to 800 downed trees removed so far from cross-country ski trails

A crew removes downed trees from Larch Hills cross-country ski area trails. (Larch Hills Nordic Society photo)
Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club

Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club

Larch Hills Nordics looking at security improvements for chalet

Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club
Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club

Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club

Larch Hills Nordics looking at security improvements for chalet

Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club