Skiing and Snowboarding

Two more lifts opened at Big White on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. (Big White Ski Resort/Submitted)

Don’t dodge this bullet: Big White opens more lifts

Bullet Express Quad, Black Forest chairs open for the season

 

The snow base at Big White is at 77 cm for opening day. (Big White/Facebook)

Shredding season: Big White opens for business

Three chairs open on Nov. 17

 

The alpine skiing and snowboarding season at SilverStar Mountain Resort will start two weeks ahead of schedule, with the opening day set for Nov. 18, 2022, for pass-holders and Nov. 19 for the general public. (SilverStar photo)

Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain opening alpine skiing 2 weeks early

It’s the earliest start to the alpine season since 2005

 

One of Apex's staff testing conditions on the mountain after recent heavy snowfall. (Apex Mountain - James Shalman)

Penticton’s Apex Mountain looking at early start to ski season

The mountain had plenty of snow from the recent storm and may open as early as Dec. 2

One of Apex's staff testing conditions on the mountain after recent heavy snowfall. (Apex Mountain - James Shalman)
An estimated 114cm of snow has fallen on Big White Ski Resort as of Nov. 8, 2022 and the resort will open a week earlier than originally scheduled (contributed)

Seven days ahead of schedule, Big White opens Nov. 17

Tickets can be purchase for half price online

An estimated 114cm of snow has fallen on Big White Ski Resort as of Nov. 8, 2022 and the resort will open a week earlier than originally scheduled (contributed)
Big White village at 9:37 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 (Photo - Big White Ski Resort webcam)

Get ready to hit the slopes as heavy snow falls on the Okanagan resorts

Both Big White and Silverstar are expecting more than 10 centimetres on snow

Big White village at 9:37 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 (Photo - Big White Ski Resort webcam)
A snowboarder in the Selkirk Mountains. (Photo by Dan Stewart)

Revelstoke to host top snowboarders in world-renowned competition

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is set to host stop two on the Natural Selection Tour

A snowboarder in the Selkirk Mountains. (Photo by Dan Stewart)
Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort posted new snowfall pictures to its social media pages Monday, Oct. 25. (Facebook photo)

More snow for Vernon ski resort

SilverStar shares pictures of snow in its village; more white stuff in weather forecast

Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort posted new snowfall pictures to its social media pages Monday, Oct. 25. (Facebook photo)
Volunteer Max Scharf helps Andy Stanton find skis at the Ski Swap Saturday at the recreation centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Swap your gear and support the Big White Ski Club

The ski and board swap takes place Oct. 22

  • Oct 19, 2022
Volunteer Max Scharf helps Andy Stanton find skis at the Ski Swap Saturday at the recreation centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
(Contributed)

Second Big White restaurant in 2 weeks to change ownership

Ross Derrick, who helped open the restaurant back in 2008, is now taking it over

(Contributed)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Shredders stomp the mega ramp at Kelowna brewery

Red Bird brewing hosted the Rail Jam ski and snowboard competition on Oct. 12

(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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

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
(Photo - Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP searching for snowboard owners

Kelowna RCMP seized the snowboards on April 23

(Photo - Contributed)
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

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)
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)
Arkells performing at Big White April 2, 2022 (Courtesy of Big White Ski Resort)

Arkells perform at Big White in biggest event ever

The Altitunes concert had more than 4,000 in attendance

Arkells performing at Big White April 2, 2022 (Courtesy of Big White Ski Resort)
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)
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