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The Keremeos Creek wildfire is currently visible from the Apex Mountain Resort’s webcams. (Apex Mountain Resort)

B.C. resort village evacuated as Penticton-area wildfire approaches

Keremeos Creek wildfire estimated at 437 hectares and growing

 

Isabel Coursier of Revelstoke held the women’s world record for ski-jumping with a jump of 84 feet in 1922. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 909)

Council approves installation of Isabel Coursier statue

The life-sized piece will be unveiled at this years LUNA Festival on Sept. 24

 

Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the “Slush Cup” at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff Sunshine Village to open to skiers, snowboarders and hikers on Canada Day

Resort plans to open Tuesday for summer skiing and riding and hopes to remain open until Sunday

 

Some snow in the upper peaks of SilverStar Mountain Resort is stopping the bike park from opening for the season. (Video still)

Ready to ride: SilverStar bike park opens

Some snow up top, but Vernon resort has 85 per cent of runs open

Some snow in the upper peaks of SilverStar Mountain Resort is stopping the bike park from opening for the season. (Video still)
Alexandra Luxmoore and Maeve Macleod of the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club took home gold in the U16-18 Girls Team Sprint event at the Cross-Country Ski Nationals in Whistler. (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)

Revelstoke skiers take home gold at Cross-Country Ski Nationals

The event took place in Whistler between March 20 and 27

Alexandra Luxmoore and Maeve Macleod of the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club took home gold in the U16-18 Girls Team Sprint event at the Cross-Country Ski Nationals in Whistler. (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)
300 skiers competed simultaneously out on course on day two of the Canadian Cross Country Ski Nationals and US Super Tour at Whistler Olympic Park.(Contributed by Jeneen Sutherland)

Young athletes representing Revelstoke at nationals in Whistler

The Canadian Cross Country Ski Nationals Canadian Cross Country Ski Nationals are this week

300 skiers competed simultaneously out on course on day two of the Canadian Cross Country Ski Nationals and US Super Tour at Whistler Olympic Park.(Contributed by Jeneen Sutherland)
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’Tragic accident’ kills skier at Cypress Mountain Resort

West Vancouver Police Department and coroner’s office investigating

(Pixabay photo)
Nickel Plate Nordic Centre will be home to over 200 Okanagan-based skiers on Sunday (March 13) for the Teck Cup (Logan Lockhart, Western News).

Over 200 skiers to compete near Penticton for Okanagan-wide event Sunday

Competitors of all ages will take part in a cross country ski event at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre will be home to over 200 Okanagan-based skiers on Sunday (March 13) for the Teck Cup (Logan Lockhart, Western News).
Vernon’s Gerrit van Soest placed sixth overall in the super giant slalom at the FIS World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere at Panorama Resort. (Contributed)

Vernon skier cracks top-7 at world championships

Gerrit Van Soest, 20, finishes sixth in super giant slalom at World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere

Vernon’s Gerrit van Soest placed sixth overall in the super giant slalom at the FIS World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere at Panorama Resort. (Contributed)
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)
Dennis Thiessen (left) and Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen compete in the second session of the wheelchair curling round robin at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday, March 5. Canada beat Switzerland 8-4. (Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

North Okanagan athletes in Beijing: Leach misses podium, curling team starts strong

Logan Leach places 9th in men’s downhill, Canadian curlers win first 2 matches

Dennis Thiessen (left) and Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen compete in the second session of the wheelchair curling round robin at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday, March 5. Canada beat Switzerland 8-4. (Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Canada’s Cameron Alexander speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men’s World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

B.C. skier ends Canadian downhill drought in shared victory

Cameron Alexander comes out of nowhere to earn country’s first downhill win in 2014

Canada’s Cameron Alexander speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men’s World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
Vernon’s Gerrit Van Soest has been chosen to represent Canada at the FIS Alpine Junior World Skiing Championships March 1-9 at Panorama Resort, B.C. (BC Alpine photo)

Vernon skier to represent Canada

Gerrit Van Soest, 20, will compete for Canada March 1-9 at world junior finals at Panorama Resort

Vernon’s Gerrit Van Soest has been chosen to represent Canada at the FIS Alpine Junior World Skiing Championships March 1-9 at Panorama Resort, B.C. (BC Alpine photo)
Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Man dies after skiing accident at B.C.’s Fernie Alpine Resort

A man died from injuries sustained while skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort over the weekend

Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Sebastian Solomonson of Sovereign Lake competes at the Biathlon World Youth Junior Championship Trials Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Canada’s best young biathletes competing at Vernon’s Sovereign Lake

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre hosting Biathlon World Youth Junior Championship Trials Feb. 9-12

Sebastian Solomonson of Sovereign Lake competes at the Biathlon World Youth Junior Championship Trials Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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)
Keelan Clermont dashing through the powder. (Parker Schnyder photo.

West Kelowna wildlife photographer takes his skills slopeside

Parker Schnyder picked up his first camera in 2019 and “instantly fell in love”

Keelan Clermont dashing through the powder. (Parker Schnyder photo.
Elena Gaskell of Vernon has been named to Freestyle Canada NextGen team. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon freestyle skier reaches Olympic dream

Elena Gaskell one of 24 athletes named by Freestyle Canada to the Canadian Olympic team Monday, Jan. 24

Elena Gaskell of Vernon has been named to Freestyle Canada NextGen team. (Photo Submitted)
Canada’s Amanda Asay of Prince George, B.C., prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson, B.C., Baseball Canada said Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Baseball Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Longtime Canadian women’s baseball star Amanda Asay dies after skiing accident in Nelson

Amanda Asay, who was from Prince George, B.C., was 33 when she died

Canada’s Amanda Asay of Prince George, B.C., prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson, B.C., Baseball Canada said Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Baseball Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Mount Washington employees and skiers collaborate to set up a safety net under the Sunrise chairlift and catch a young person who was dangling from their chair. Screenshot

VIDEO: Skier dangling from chairlift caught by Mt. Washington staff, Good Samaritans

Mount Washington staff and skiers used a makeshift life net to catch…

Mount Washington employees and skiers collaborate to set up a safety net under the Sunrise chairlift and catch a young person who was dangling from their chair. Screenshot