Skiing and Snowboarding

Fernie local Jay Carter doesn’t let opening a business or delivering kids to school stop him from skiing every day. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

On a mission: Fernie man skis every day of season to prove a point

Jay Carter has skied every day of the 2021-2022 season so far just to prove that you can

 

Many high profile areas of the resort have had to close at points this year, due to a shortage of lift operators. (Claire Palmer photo)

Lift operators at Kicking Horse take stand for better pay, working conditions

Lift operators are hopeful that they can get a retroactive wage increase

 

SilverStar Mountain Resort saw 19 centimetres of fresh snow in the past 24 hours, ahead of the final day of the season on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (SilverStar Facebook)

Powder alert: Snow flies at SilverStar Mountain ahead of final ski weekend

SilverStar Mountain Resort has seen 19 cm of fresh snow in the past 24 hours

 

Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)

Stay Wild inspiring women to get into backcountry

Brittney Dickson wants to create a safe and welcoming place for women to explore the backcountry

Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)
Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)

VIDEOS: Dummies Downhill and Slush Cup end ski season at South Okanagan slopes

Apex hosts Dummies Downhill April 2 and Baldy Mountain hosts Slush Cup April 3

Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)
Skiiers at RCR resorts will have to mask up and provide proof of vaccination until at least the end of the winter season.	(FWT photo)

RCR updates COVID policy; masks no longer required

RCR websites will have the most updated information

Skiiers at RCR resorts will have to mask up and provide proof of vaccination until at least the end of the winter season.	(FWT photo)
The team canoeing down the Columbia River during a cold snap in Revelstoke in early 2021. (Contributed by Nick Khattar)

An expedition of learning: Local filmmakers document unique trip down Columbia River

Without a Paddle follows the journey of four snowboarders canoeing between Revelstoke and Mica dams

The team canoeing down the Columbia River during a cold snap in Revelstoke in early 2021. (Contributed by Nick Khattar)
Air Rescue One Heli-Winch Society, founded by Vernon Search and Rescue, needs a new winch and SilverStar Mountain Resort is trying to help them get it. A $20 portion of lift ticket sales will be donated to the Star’s Play Forever Fund Monday, Feb. 21 – Family Day – and donations will be matched up to $10,000, all in support of the society. (Facebook photo)

Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain lifts heli-winch society spirits

Portion of lift ticket sales Family Day Monday go toward helping Air Rescue One get new helicopter winch

Air Rescue One Heli-Winch Society, founded by Vernon Search and Rescue, needs a new winch and SilverStar Mountain Resort is trying to help them get it. A $20 portion of lift ticket sales will be donated to the Star’s Play Forever Fund Monday, Feb. 21 – Family Day – and donations will be matched up to $10,000, all in support of the society. (Facebook photo)
Canada’s Marielle Thompson celebartes winning a silver medal in women’s ski cross during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s Thompson wins silver in women’s ski cross at Beijing Olympics

Canada’s women drop out of curling contention, men to play for bronze

Canada’s Marielle Thompson celebartes winning a silver medal in women’s ski cross during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Tess Critchlow arrives back in Kelowna after the 2022 Olympic Games. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

Big White’s Tess Critchlow returns home from Beijing Olympics

Critchlow placed sixth in the women’s snowboard cross

Tess Critchlow arrives back in Kelowna after the 2022 Olympic Games. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)
Racers try to catch up to the moose on the loose at the Kelowna Cup (Contributed)

Kelowna Cup back at Big White to raise money for women’s shelter

Over the first seven events, $148,861 has been raised for various charities and non-profits

Racers try to catch up to the moose on the loose at the Kelowna Cup (Contributed)
Cassie Sharpe pictured at a recent halfpipe World Cup event in Calgary. Photo by Sebastien Berthiaume / Freestyle Canada

B.C.’s Darcy Sharpe joins gold medallist sister Cassie on Canada’s Olympic team

Cassie to defend women’s ski halfpipe title; Darcy named to men’s snowboard slopestyle/big air team

Cassie Sharpe pictured at a recent halfpipe World Cup event in Calgary. Photo by Sebastien Berthiaume / Freestyle Canada
Canada’s Mark McMorris competes during the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the Winter X Games on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)

Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris captures 10th X Games gold with slopestyle win

The 28-year-old Regina native has now won 21 X Games medals, including 10 gold

Canada’s Mark McMorris competes during the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the Winter X Games on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)
There are 13 lifts open at Big White Ski Resort (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Much needed snowfall at Big White

Kelowna’s local mountain received 11cm of snow overnight

There are 13 lifts open at Big White Ski Resort (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
Tess is currently training in Austria for the upcoming Olympics (Big White Ski Resort)

Big White snowboarder qualifies for her second Olympic games

Tess Critchlow qualified for the Bejing Olympic games

Tess is currently training in Austria for the upcoming Olympics (Big White Ski Resort)
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)
Joury being rescused by ski patrol after injuring his knee (Tomer Joury)

Rescued in a whiteout: Kelowna snowboarder thankful for SilverStar ski patrol

A snowboarder crashed and injured his knee in a whiteout

Joury being rescused by ski patrol after injuring his knee (Tomer Joury)
Nathan Fisher opened Pop Mode Board Supply in downtown Vernon in October 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Avalanche survivor opens Vernon’s newest snowboard shop

Nathan Fisher opened Pop Mode Board Supply in October

Nathan Fisher opened Pop Mode Board Supply in downtown Vernon in October 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Edge Bistro at the base of Apex Mountain will be closed until Jan. 3 for an abundance of caution after potential COVID exposure. (Facebook)

Apex Mountain bistro latest to be sidelined by potential COVID exposure

Local ski resorts are being hit hard by staffing shortages

Edge Bistro at the base of Apex Mountain will be closed until Jan. 3 for an abundance of caution after potential COVID exposure. (Facebook)