Skiing and Snowboarding

Children make their way up a closed Whistler Mountain to toboggan in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. The Whistler Blackcomb resort which is owned by Vail Resorts shut down operations Saturday due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis taking place worldwide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Whistler snowboarder remembered as ‘stand-up guy’

On Monday, fundraiser supporting Jesse Van Roon’s family reached nearly eight times its $3,000 goal

 

Will Zittlau is an avid skier and spent the summer learning to code. (Submitted)

Okanagan coder creates text messaging service for Rogers Pass backcountry

Will Zittlau’s daily SMS service informs people what areas are open during winter in GNP

 

Big White Ski Resort recently submitted its 2020 Master Plan to the province. (Big White Ski Resort photo)

Bigger White: Ski resort eyes massive, long-term expansion

Big White’s new 2020 Master Plan shows resort’s intention to more than double in size over the next 60 years

 

Social activity in homes and accommodation at Big White Ski Resort has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19. (Big White Ski Resort photo)

‘Social activity’ in homes, accommodations causes COVID-19 spread at Big White

Interior Health has deployed a team to the resort community to expedite testing

Social activity in homes and accommodation at Big White Ski Resort has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19. (Big White Ski Resort photo)
The village at SilverStar Mountain Resort. (SSRA photo)

Silver Star Resort Association moving forward after BC Supreme Court approves its formation

The SSRA plans to elect five new board members at its first annual general meeting Jan. 30, 2021

The village at SilverStar Mountain Resort. (SSRA photo)
It was an opening day filled with blue skies, sun and COVID-19 protocols at Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Passholders enjoy sunny opening day at Silver Star Mountain

Resort staff say parking reservations, COVID-19 protocols went smoothly Friday, Dec. 4

It was an opening day filled with blue skies, sun and COVID-19 protocols at Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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)
The World Ski Awards’ title of World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator went to Bella Coola Heli Sports – the fourth annual honour for the company. Photo courtesy of Bella Coola Heli Sports.

The votes are in: BC wins big in World Ski Awards!

World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator, Canada’s Best Ski Resort among the 2020 honours

The World Ski Awards’ title of World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator went to Bella Coola Heli Sports – the fourth annual honour for the company. Photo courtesy of Bella Coola Heli Sports.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort was voted Best Ski Resort in Canada in the 2020 World Ski Awards. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort voted best in Canada

The World Ski Awards announced the 2020 winners

Revelstoke Mountain Resort was voted Best Ski Resort in Canada in the 2020 World Ski Awards. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
According to Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s website the mountain boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) along with an average snowfall of 10.5 metres (34.4 ft). (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
According to Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s website the mountain boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) along with an average snowfall of 10.5 metres (34.4 ft). (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
(SilverStar Mountain Resort/Facebook)

SilverStar Mountain Resort sees 60 cm of snow in past week

Despite the snowfall, the resort won’t be bumping up its opening date which is set for Dec. 4

(SilverStar Mountain Resort/Facebook)
In the past 24 hours, 50 centimeters (20 inches) of new snow has fallen at Big White Ski Resort. (Big White Ski Resort)

No shortage of snow at Big White Ski Resort

50 cm of snow in past 24 hours, 77 cm in last seven days

In the past 24 hours, 50 centimeters (20 inches) of new snow has fallen at Big White Ski Resort. (Big White Ski Resort)
SilverStar has accumulated 82.5 cm of snow as of Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (SilverStar Mountain Resort photo)

Snow piling up at Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain

The resort has accumulated 82.5 cm of snow so far this year, one month before opening day

SilverStar has accumulated 82.5 cm of snow as of Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (SilverStar Mountain Resort photo)
Apex Mountain Resort received 35 centimetres of fresh snow over the weekend, prompting some to head out for some early season turns. (Apex Mountain Resort / Facebook)

Stay off the mountain: Apex warns of early season dangers

Recreational use of the mountain before opening day comes with serious risks

Apex Mountain Resort received 35 centimetres of fresh snow over the weekend, prompting some to head out for some early season turns. (Apex Mountain Resort / Facebook)
With snow already on the ground, preparations are underway to welcome back guests at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for the winter season. (KHMR photo)

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort announces COVID procedures

The resort is set to open on Dec. 11.

With snow already on the ground, preparations are underway to welcome back guests at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for the winter season. (KHMR photo)
Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season. (Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex Mountain Resort receives first snowfall of season

Dust off your skis or board!

Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season. (Apex Mountain Resort)
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)
Revelstoke Mountain received its first snow fall of the year over Thanksgiving weekend. (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)

First snow falls at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Gnorm the Powder Gnome is currently covered in fresh powder

Revelstoke Mountain received its first snow fall of the year over Thanksgiving weekend. (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)
FILE – Gondolas at Lake Louise ski resort in Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

FILE – Gondolas at Lake Louise ski resort in Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Cypress Mountain Resort has announced a new ‘Mountain Coaster’ ride (Cypress Mountain Resort screenshot)

VIDEO: Cypress announces new ‘Mountain Coaster’

The coaster is set to be 1.7 kilometres long off of Black Mountain

Cypress Mountain Resort has announced a new ‘Mountain Coaster’ ride (Cypress Mountain Resort screenshot)