cross country skiing

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

 

Trees offer protection from the wind on cold days (Britt Bailey)

Kelowna residents stay active amid freezing conditions

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

 

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)
Cross-country skiers took part in the annual Teck Regional Snow Camp at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre Nov. 26 to 28, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Snow camp skiers undeterred by rain at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

80 athletes took part in the annual Teck Regional Snow Camp Nov. 26 to 28

Cross-country skiers took part in the annual Teck Regional Snow Camp at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre Nov. 26 to 28, 2021. (Submitted 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)

Vernon man chosen coach of Nordiq Canada NextGen squad

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)
SilverStar Mountain Resort has closed its winter season. The Star hopes to open for its summer season June 25. (Kerry Hutter photo)

Vernon ski resort shuts down for season

SilverStar Mountain Resort hoping summer season equally as successful as winter

SilverStar Mountain Resort has closed its winter season. The Star hopes to open for its summer season June 25. (Kerry Hutter 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 Vernon 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 Vernon biathlete

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)
Keith Brewis speaks to the crowd at Vernon’s Schubert Centre during his induction to the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame in November 2012. Brewis, who founded the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club, and was instrumental in the start of what is now the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club (cross-country skiing), died Monday, Jan. 4 at the age of 88. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Kokanee Swim Club founder remembered as ‘likeable guy’

Keith Brewis started swim club and played role in formation of cross-country ski club; dies at 88

Keith Brewis speaks to the crowd at Vernon’s Schubert Centre during his induction to the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame in November 2012. Brewis, who founded the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club, and was instrumental in the start of what is now the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club (cross-country skiing), died Monday, Jan. 4 at the age of 88. (Morning Star file 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)
Cross-country ski trail at SilverStar Mountain Resort have opened for the season. Downhill skiing will open to the general public on Dec. 7. Passholders can get an early start Dec. 4-6. (File photo)

Vernon mountain resort opens nordic trails

SilverStar will open downhill trails for passholders Dec. 4-6, and have general opening Dec. 7

Cross-country ski trail at SilverStar Mountain Resort have opened for the season. Downhill skiing will open to the general public on Dec. 7. Passholders can get an early start Dec. 4-6. (File photo)
An aggressive coyote has been spotted near the trails at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and approaching cross-country skiers. (Katherine Peters photo)

‘Aggressive’ coyote spotted near North Okanagan cross-country ski trails

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre encourages skiers to ski in pairs and call if they spot coyote

An aggressive coyote has been spotted near the trails at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and approaching cross-country skiers. (Katherine Peters 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)

Vernon mountain resort gets snow dump

SilverStar posted to its social media pages, “more than a dusting and more to come. Bring it on”

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)

Vernon nordic centre loses out on 2021 nationals

Sovereign Lake 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)

Vernon cross-country ski centre trails remain open

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre cancels weekend loppet amid COVID-19 concerns but trails still open

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)