cross country skiing

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Vernon’s Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre will welcome more than 500 athletes from across North America as it plays hosts to the 94th annual Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships March 25-April 2. (Photo submitted)

Skiers to descend on Sovereign Lake near Vernon for competition

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre near Vernon to host 94th annual Canadian Ski Championships

Vernon’s Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre will welcome more than 500 athletes from across North America as it plays hosts to the 94th annual Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships March 25-April 2. (Photo submitted)
The Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre boy’s relay team of Axel Hostyn (from left), Lex Hostyn, Kai Flanagan and Simon Heidt won bronze in the 4x1.5km event at the BC Midget Cross-Country Skiing Championships in Kamloops. (Photo submitted)

Vernon cross-country skiers medal at provincials

Great showing by Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre racers at B.C. championships in Kamloops

The Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre boy’s relay team of Axel Hostyn (from left), Lex Hostyn, Kai Flanagan and Simon Heidt won bronze in the 4x1.5km event at the BC Midget Cross-Country Skiing Championships in Kamloops. (Photo submitted)
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