Whether you’re out to ski, snowshoe or just après on the mountain; we will enjoy the fresh air, usually get above the grey sky that is in the city and enjoy some sunshine. Heading up to a local ski hill is also a way for myself to get out of the city with friends, bring my two dogs with me and enjoy some winter fun all within a short drive from my home. Our area mountains aren’t just about skiing, and family fun, they also host some great events, have a good selection of accommodation and restaurants; here are a few more reasons to head out of the city for the weekend.
1.Verticles and Vintages, March 9 at Apex Mountain Resort
This event is the highlight, an evening of tasting many of the renowned wines from the Naramata Bench. Wineries will be pouring a selection of tastings and the wines will be complimented by delicious tapas and chefs’ specialty tastes created by the Gunbarrel’s gourmet kitchen. Join the wineries for this wonderful evening of tasting and after in the Gunbarrel Saloon and Restaurant for live music and dancing.
For more information visit their website www.apexresort.com
2. Seismic Spring Mountain Festival, March 22-31 at Silver Star Mountain Resort
Also known as the…SILVERSTAR. EPIC. ICONIC. SPRING. MOUNTAIN. INDUSTRY. COLLECTIVE. SilverStar Mountain Resort is causing tremors with the first annual SEISMIC Mountain Festival – a collaboration of sport, music, art, culture & community into one volcanic 10 day Mountain Event. Shaking it up with over $50,000 in cash & prizing, 7 signature sporting events, live music acts, beverage gardens & village DJ’s, wine & spirit festival & dinners, art exhibitions, vendors & live showcases – be part of the energy! For a list of events visit their website at www.seismicfest.ca
3. Baldy Brew Haha, March 23 at Baldy Mountain Resort
Amazing local Okanagan Craft Beers, and hilarious comedians come together at Baldy on Saturday March 23rd for the first annual Baldy Brew Haha Comedy and Craft Beer Festival featuring comedian Tim Nutt!! Come spring it’s time for the hopheads to have their heyday at Baldy’s 1st annual Craft Beer and Comedy Event. The next best thing to a great day on the slopes, is a great afternoon in the spring sunshine with a locally crafted beer in hand and loads of laughs from internationally known comedians. Tickets and more information available on their website www.baldyresort.com
4. Peak Pride Festival, April 5-7 at Big White Ski Resort
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Peak Pride is only TWO weeks away, can you believe it?! We can’t wait to party the weekend away with our friends at @BigWhite 🎉 Get your tickets now before they’re gone! #bigwhite #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTParty #kelowna #okanagan #onelove #mountains #boarding #getoutside #weekendvibes
Big White Ski Resort is proud to be hosting the third annual Peak Pride celebration this spring that will bring the LGBT2Q+ community together for an epic weekend including a gaymes night, pride parade, culinary walks, skiing, wipeOUT and farewell brunch. For a full list of events and to book your stay visit www.bigwhite.com
5. Closing Weekend Spring Melter, April 20-21 at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Join them in sending off the season with a bang April 20 & 21. The perfect way to celebrate and send off their 2018-2019 season. Catch some beats, grab a gourmet burger and ice cold brew at the Mackenzie Outpost with DJ’s spinning from 11am-2pm, then ski down to a rockin’ party in the Rockford Plaza with live music from local BC bands. This is a free event, book your accommodation early, for a schedule of events visit their website www.revelstokemountainresort.com
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About the author:
Christina Ferreira is the owner of Impact Events & Brand Management located in Kelowna. When not helping businesses with their events and getting their brand out to the world she’s busy exploring the Okanagan’s beaches, wineries, patios and hiking with her dogs Grace and Penny.