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Canada’s Amanda Asay of Prince George, B.C., prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson, B.C., Baseball Canada said Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Baseball Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Longtime Canadian women’s baseball star Amanda Asay dies after skiing accident in Nelson

Amanda Asay, who was from Prince George, B.C., was 33 when she died

 

Mount Washington employees and skiers collaborate to set up a safety net under the Sunrise chairlift and catch a young person who was dangling from their chair. Screenshot

VIDEO: Skier dangling from chairlift caught by Mt. Washington staff, Good Samaritans

Mount Washington staff and skiers used a makeshift life net to catch…

 

(Manning Park Resort photo)

Manning Park Resort workers report at least 20 cases of COVID-19 among staff

But management says protocols are being followed and sick employees are taken out of workforce

 

Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)

Missing snowboarder found dead at Okanagan ski resort

RCMP and two search and rescue groups were looking for the man at Kelowna’s Big White

Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)
(SilverStar Facebook)

Vernon snowboarder found dead in ravine at Silverstar Resort

The victim was a Vernon man in his 40s

(SilverStar Facebook)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

B.C. ski resorts prepare for holiday cancellations due to highway closures

Big White ski resort said over 70 holiday bookings have already been cancelled

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
Brodie Seger of Canada flies down the course during the second Men’s World Cup downhill training run in Lake Louise, Alta., on November 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Brodie Seger, Jack Crawford lead rebuilding Canadian men’s downhill ski team

Olympic Games season starts with today’s World Cup downhill in Lake Louise

Brodie Seger of Canada flies down the course during the second Men’s World Cup downhill training run in Lake Louise, Alta., on November 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Skiers stands at the top of Big White ski resort in Kelowna, B.C., Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Canadian ski resorts, including Big White, that rely on Canada’s backlogged visa approval service are facing a labour shortage this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Canadian ski resorts face labour shortage, government slow to issue working visas

“We’ll start panicking around Nov. 1 if nothing changes because there’s just not enough Canadians…”

Skiers stands at the top of Big White ski resort in Kelowna, B.C., Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Canadian ski resorts, including Big White, that rely on Canada’s backlogged visa approval service are facing a labour shortage this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 near Kelowna, B.C. Strength in season pass sales has been one bright spot in an otherwise difficult year for big mountain resorts in Western Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Strength in season pass sales a rare silver lining for ski resorts post-pandemic

Resorts near cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton have more to gain from strong season pass sales

A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 near Kelowna, B.C. Strength in season pass sales has been one bright spot in an otherwise difficult year for big mountain resorts in Western Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)

Mike Wiegele, Blue River heli-skiing industry legend, dies at age 82

“He had an unparalleled passion for skiing (and) was a fearless entrepreneur.”

Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)
The snow-covered top of Mount Seymour is visible through low cloud as a Harbour Air floatplane approaches Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 28, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The snow-covered top of Mount Seymour is visible through low cloud as a Harbour Air floatplane approaches Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 28, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Skiers enjoy the second official day of the 2020-21 season Saturday, Dec. 19 at Troll Ski Resort near Wells. The hills will still be open on Saturday, April 11, 2021. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Troll Ski Resort extends season after snowfall

The ski hill closest to Quesnel will be open on April 10 and 11

Skiers enjoy the second official day of the 2020-21 season Saturday, Dec. 19 at Troll Ski Resort near Wells. The hills will still be open on Saturday, April 11, 2021. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Photo courtesy Big White Ski Resort

Snow with the flow!

Skiing in British Columbia

  • Feb 10, 2021
Photo courtesy Big White Ski Resort
Taking the T-bar up the bunny hill Saturday, Dec. 19 at Troll Ski Resort. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Troll Ski Resort opens

The ski hill between Quesnel and Wells is open every day during the Christmas holiday except Dec. 25

Taking the T-bar up the bunny hill Saturday, Dec. 19 at Troll Ski Resort. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Avalanche Canada is calling on backcountry users to submit their observations as backcountry businesses, that usually contribute to forecast data are closing due to the pandemic. (File photo)

Avalanche Canada calling for user data amid backcountry business shutdowns

They anticipate forecast uncertainty without help

Avalanche Canada is calling on backcountry users to submit their observations as backcountry businesses, that usually contribute to forecast data are closing due to the pandemic. (File photo)
Troll Resort will host the 15th annual Telefest, a celebration of telemark skiing, music and community, March 7, starting at 9 a.m. (File photo)

Fifteenth annual Troll Telefest hits the hills soon

The Troll Resort festival will feature a performance from the Correlieu Jazz Band

Troll Resort will host the 15th annual Telefest, a celebration of telemark skiing, music and community, March 7, starting at 9 a.m. (File photo)
Canadian moguls skier Brayden Kuroda passed away unexpectedly Monday, according to Freestyle Canada. (Freestyle Canada - Facebook)

World Cup skier from Okanagan dies suddenly at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Canadian moguls skier Brayden Kuroda passed away unexpectedly Monday, according to Freestyle Canada. (Freestyle Canada - Facebook)
VIDEO: Man in speedo skis along slushy Fernie street
VIDEO: Man in speedo skis along slushy Fernie street
Adrian Scrooby’s best finish of the weekend was third in the Men’s NAT 2 RUN GS on Jan. 25, with a total two run time of 2:46.73. (Photo courtesy of by Bonnie Grenon)

Quesnel skiers hit the slopes

The Lightning Creek Ski Club hosted a Teck Race at Troll Ski Resort Jan. 25-26

Adrian Scrooby’s best finish of the weekend was third in the Men’s NAT 2 RUN GS on Jan. 25, with a total two run time of 2:46.73. (Photo courtesy of by Bonnie Grenon)
Elevated Style

Elevated Style

Colourful ski fashion on the slopes of Big White Resort

  • Jan 21, 2020
Elevated Style