cross country skiing

The Telemark cross country ski team trains in West Kelowna all winter. (Teresa Pavlin - Contributed)

Telemark Nordic Racers from West Kelowna among top skiers in the country

Garrett Siever from Mount-Boucherie Secondary School will represent Canada on the U20 team at US Supertour races

 

Brett Renaud alongside his dog Molly at the Revelstoke Golf Club. (Contributed by Brett Renaud)

VIDEO: B.C. man turns snowy golf course into cross country ski track

Brett Renaud lives steps away from the golf course, and spends some of his free time grooming tracks

 

Laura Derksen braves the cold on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 as she watches her grandson Tim Grant play hockey on a rink ready-made for him. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Frozen Shuswap Lake beautiful but fire chief warns of dangers

Temperatures forecast to warm heading towards weekend

 

Nordic and skate skiing tracks are set around Kelowna for everyone to enjoy (Britt Bailey)

Kelowna residents stay active amid freezing conditions

With the right layers, it is possible to stay active in all conditions

Nordic and skate skiing tracks are set around Kelowna for everyone to enjoy (Britt Bailey)
Fiona Woodman, one of many local skiers who will be competing on Jan. 2 on vying for a spot to represent the Okanagan Division at the BC Winter Games, racing at the recent Western Canadian Ski Championships. (Contributed by Revelstoke Nordic)

Revelstoke Nordic Ski club to host cross country ski trials ahead of BC Winter Games

Skiers of all ages will be competing at the event on Jan. 2

Fiona Woodman, one of many local skiers who will be competing on Jan. 2 on vying for a spot to represent the Okanagan Division at the BC Winter Games, racing at the recent Western Canadian Ski Championships. (Contributed by Revelstoke Nordic)
In response to a cold front moving in, the annual Larch Hills lantern ski event planned for Dec. 29 has been postponed to Jan. 8. (Brad Calkins photo)

Icy evening outing averted with postponement of Larch Hills lantern ski event

Salmon Arm: colder temperatures on the way but record-breaking lows not anticipated

In response to a cold front moving in, the annual Larch Hills lantern ski event planned for Dec. 29 has been postponed to Jan. 8. (Brad Calkins photo)
Natalie Wilkie of Salmon Arm, pictured competing in the 1.5km cross country sprints during the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. (File photo)

Salmon Arm sharpshooter Natalie Wilkie wins biathlon silver at Para Nordic World Cup

Wilkie won two gold medals in races earlier this week

Natalie Wilkie of Salmon Arm, pictured competing in the 1.5km cross country sprints during the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. (File photo)
Big White's Village Centre at 11:24 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Screen shot)

Snow blankets Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna

Big White’s winter season opens on Nov. 25

Big White's Village Centre at 11:24 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Screen shot)
Vernon’s Eric de Nys will leave his role as head coach and program director of the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club to become the new NextGen coach with Nordiq Canada. (Nordiq Canada photo)

Okanagan man chosen coach of Nordiq Canada NextGen squad

Vernon’s Eric de Nys will leave the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club to take over new position in August

Vernon’s Eric de Nys will leave his role as head coach and program director of the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club to become the new NextGen coach with Nordiq Canada. (Nordiq Canada photo)
Warm temperatures has led SilverStar Mountain Resort to shut its Putnam Creek backside for the remainder of the season at the end of day Sunday, March 28. (Facebook photo)

Warm temps, party lead to early shutdown of Okanagan resort hot spots

SilverStar Mountain’s Putnam Creek backside will close at end of day Sunday due to warm temperatures; Mountain View Cabin warming hut on nordic trails shut because of party

  • Mar 28, 2021
Warm temperatures has led SilverStar Mountain Resort to shut its Putnam Creek backside for the remainder of the season at the end of day Sunday, March 28. (Facebook photo)
Vernon’s Emma Lunder, the veteran of Canada’s senior women’s biathlon team at age 29, placed sixth with partner Christian Gow of Canmore, Alta. in a World Cup mixed relay event Sunday, Jan. 10, in Oberhof, Germany. (Nordic Focus photo)

Narrow miss at World Cup medal for Okanagan biathlete

Vernon’s Emma Lunder and partner were sixth in mixed relay event at World Cup stop in Germany

Vernon’s Emma Lunder, the veteran of Canada’s senior women’s biathlon team at age 29, placed sixth with partner Christian Gow of Canmore, Alta. in a World Cup mixed relay event Sunday, Jan. 10, in Oberhof, Germany. (Nordic Focus photo)
Memberships with the Larch Hills Nordic Society have surged this winter as people look for a safe, local option for outdoor recreation. (File photo)

Shuswap retailers see strong demand for Nordic ski gear, inventory shortages

Surge in interest attributed to COVID-19 restrictions and demand for safe recreation

Memberships with the Larch Hills Nordic Society have surged this winter as people look for a safe, local option for outdoor recreation. (File photo)
Skiers were advised to avoid the Metford Road at Larch Hills after it was accessed at night by a vehicle that left deep ruts along the cross-country ski trail. (Dani Hickman/Facebook photo)

Shuswap skiers frustrated with joyrider who damaged trails

Damage along cross-country trails believed caused by pickup truck

Skiers were advised to avoid the Metford Road at Larch Hills after it was accessed at night by a vehicle that left deep ruts along the cross-country ski trail. (Dani Hickman/Facebook photo)
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”

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)
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

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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Big White’s and Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa won gold at Canadian Ski Cross Championships. Photo: Alpine Canada

Serwa wins gold at 2019 Canadian ski cross championships

Serwa took home the hardware from Sunshine Village in Banff April 14

Big White’s and Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa won gold at Canadian Ski Cross Championships. Photo: Alpine Canada