Skip to content

Historical father-daughter ski tour slides into Vernon

Duo have visit 44 resorts in 42 days across B.C.
Hali and Greg Scott wrap up their B.C.-wide ski tour at SilverStar March 6. (Contributed)

A historical feat that has seen a father-daughter duo visit all 44 lift-serviced ski hills in B.C. in just 42 days culminates in Vernon.

Greg Scott, and his daughter Hali, began the journey in Terrace on Jan. 25 and will conclude the provincial-wide ski tour on Wednesday, March 6 at SilverStar Mountain Resort.

The Skadi Tour came together when the duo were organizing high school visits throughout the province to talk about their Tidbits of Change Foundation bursaries and to encourage Canadian youths to collaborate with a parent or mentor on unique projects of their own.

“We started to look at the possibility of visiting all the ski areas during the day while visiting schools or parent advisory councils in the late afternoons or evenings,” said Greg. “When we mapped out that there were 42 ski areas, we came up with the crazy notion to try to ski all of them in 42 days.”

The effort rapidly garnered attention on social media as their journey unfolded, with the duo’s unique storytelling, such as Chairlift Chatter with local ski legends or characters at each ski hill.

The two travelled with their own short-term ski home, a custom-built tiny house, by Hummingbird Micro Homes.

“It has been getting lots of double-takes on the highways and in the ski area parking lots,” said Scott of the home featuring an incinerator toilet, ski trim and guitar holder, ski lockers and boot warmers. Hummingbird will be selling the unique home once the tour has been completed.

Along the way, the adventurers added two surprise ski stops to their original list.

When they descend down the slopes of SilverStar on Wednesday, they will have conquered all 44 lift-serviced ski areas in B.C. in just 42 days. It is believed to be the first time anyone has ever accomplished this feat.

“We’re excited to host Greg and Hali for the last stage of their historic journey,” said Doug Chimuk, SilverStar marketing manager. “Their passion for skiing is inspiring and our mountain community is excited to welcome them and share in some of their adventure.”

As luck would have it, Greg and Hali arrive at SilverStar at the perfect time, just as the resort reached 200 centimetres for the season.

“Perfect conditions to cap this incredible achievement,” said Chimuk.

The unique name for The Skadi Tour is a nod to the Norse mythology goddess of snow, skiing, and mountains. The tour was made possible with the support of HEAD skis, Kal Tire, and Hummingbird Micro Homes, who have also added special youth bursaries to the Tidbits of Change Foundation efforts.

The Tidbits of Change Foundation is a volunteer driven not-for-profit organization that helps and encourages Canadian youth and parent/mentor partnerships to develop, contribute and experience community initiatives together. It is centered on the notion that our society benefits when young people collaborate with their mentors. More info:

READ MORE: New Vernon Snowmobile Association chalet unveiled

READ MORE: Renowned German artists brings new exhibit to Vernon

Jennifer Smith

About the Author: Jennifer Smith

20-year-Morning Star veteran
Read more