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Sun Peaks Opens For Ski Teams

Ski teams from Whistler, Mt Tremblant and Edmonton hit the slopes of Sun Peaks Resort yesterday. The BC Interior resort is the first to provide skiing on its' alpine slopes this season. “Sun Peaks became known as an early season training venue in the lead up to the 2010 Games,” explains Darcy Alexander, VP & GM Sun Peaks Resort.  “The Austrian National Team trained at Sun Peaks in the years leading up to the Games and established Sun Peaks’ reputation.  Since that time teams from across Canada and the USA have chosen to train here.” Ski team coaches cite reliable snow...

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Big White Ski Resort announces early opening

After another 30cm of fresh powder over the weekend, Big White Ski Resort is excited to announce that it will open early for the 2015/2016 ski season. The resort will start spinning lifts at 8:45 a.m. this Friday, November 13, nearly two weeks earlier than originally expected. This date marks the earliest the resort has opened since the 2001/2002 season. With a cumulative snowfall of 87cm to date this season, Big White is one of the top resorts for snowfall in British Columbia and Alberta. "Our on mountain team works so hard at this time of year to make sure...

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Fastest skiers on Earth race at Sun Peaks

“It’s crazy. It’s wild. It’s so fast. We’re probably all a little bit nuts,” says event organizer and speed-skier Adam Earle, as Sun Peaks Resort gears up to host the 2015 Bear Country FIS Speed Skiing World Cup this weekend. Over 50 racers from around the world will descend on Sun Peaks to take on one of the most intimidating speed-skiing courses on Earth – the Headwalls ski run. Racers will reach speeds of around 175 kilometres per hour. “Think about the last time you were travelling at speed on the highway. You’re probably doing 120 km/h. It feels...

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Vernon skier takes home BC’s first Canada Games medal

Freestyle team wins four medals, propelling Team BC to top of the standings after day one Team BC dominated the podium in freestyle skiing on the first day of Canada Winter Games competition Saturday, earning two golds, one silver and one bronze medal in slopestyle. Elena Gaskell, 13, of Vernon was the first B.C. athlete to earn a medal at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, finishing in first place in the slope style event. Her teammate Sofiane Gagnon, 15, of Whistler earned the bronze. Teal Harle, 18, also from Whistler, took home gold in the men’s competition, while Vernon’s...

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Big White hosts Para Snowboard World Cup; Calgary’s Salt takes Bronze

New Zealand’s Carl Murphy took his first World Cup win of the season at Big White Mountain Resort on Monday  in the last races ahead of the 2015 IPC Para-Snowboard World Championships in La Molina, Spain. Murphy beat Finland’s Matti Suur-Hamari and the USA’s Sochi 2014 bronze medallist Keith Gabel in the men’s banked slalom SB-LL2. A team of four Canadian para-snowboarders competed in the banked slalom and snowboard-cross competitions on home snow in Big White: John Leslie, Alex Massie, Michelle Salt and Daniel Shoemaker. Salt, of Calgary, took third place in the the women’s SB-LL1 behind France’s Cecile Hernandez-Cervellon...

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