Skiing and Snowboarding

Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, of Canada, smiles after her run during women’s moguls finals at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. Six months after becoming the first Canadian freestyle skier to compete in four Olympic Games, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is retiring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Four-time Olympian and moguls specialist Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is retiring

30-year-old moguls skier from Montreal won silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

 

Judith Kasaiama is the founder of Colour the Trails and imagineer of the Colour the Slopes Summit. (Revelstoke Tourism)

The first Colour the Slopes event set to take place at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Inaugural Colour the Slopes event set to take place at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in December

 

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

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)
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

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)
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)
Shredding powder at day one of the King and Queen of the Mountain event at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Mar. 5. (Photo by Felix Gerz)

Heavy lies the crown: Views from the King and Queen of the Mountain event

The two-day event was held at Revelstoke Mountain Resort from Mar. 5-6

Shredding powder at day one of the King and Queen of the Mountain event at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Mar. 5. (Photo by Felix Gerz)
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)
Top of the Stoke Chair at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (Myles Williamson/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke organizations receive provincial funding for new infrastructure

Revelstoke Ski Club and Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club to benefit from funding

Top of the Stoke Chair at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (Myles Williamson/Revelstoke Review)
Seb Grondin with RSBC Youth Coordinator, Bryce Harrison. (Contributed by RSBC)

Revelstoke Snowboard Club obtains snowboard donation

Seb Grondin donated his Nitro Superteam snowboard to the club

Seb Grondin with RSBC Youth Coordinator, Bryce Harrison. (Contributed by RSBC)
Beth Granstrom in action at the Canmore Nordic Centre. (Contributed by Beth Granstrom)

Revelstoke skier representing Canada at world championships

Beth Granstrom is heading to Norway to take place in the U23 World Ski Championship

Beth Granstrom in action at the Canmore Nordic Centre. (Contributed by Beth Granstrom)
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)