Skiing and Snowboarding

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

FAR delays opening day by five days

The resort’s tentative opening has been pushed to Dec. 10

 

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

 

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

Expect lines to be longer at FAR: Resort general manager

General manager of FAR Andy Cohen said all resorts that were already open were seeing “amazing visitation”

 

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

FAR winter operations released

Pass-holders at FAR will not have to book ahead to visit the resort

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will be looking to crack the Top 10 Ski Resorts list by USA Today for the second straight year. (Claire Palmer photo)

Kicking Horse nominated as one of North America’s favourite ski resorts

The resort finished in tenth in the same poll last year

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will be looking to crack the Top 10 Ski Resorts list by USA Today for the second straight year. (Claire Palmer photo)
Greg “G-Money” Barrow stands alongside vintage snowboards in his shop, Edge of the World. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

G-Money: the man, the myth, the legend

Decked out in pink Vans and checkered socks, Greg “G-Money” Barrow exudes…

Greg “G-Money” Barrow stands alongside vintage snowboards in his shop, Edge of the World. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
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
FAR report ‘positive’ sales for seasons passes

FAR report ‘positive’ sales for seasons passes

The resort is also due to release its winter plan in coming days

FAR report ‘positive’ sales for seasons passes
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)
Vail Resorts will require all guests wear face coverings on their mountains. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘No one will be permitted’ at Whistler Blackbomb without a face covering: Vail Resorts

The Colorado-based company has made face coverings a compulsary requirement for its ski season among other restrictions

Vail Resorts will require all guests wear face coverings on their mountains. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Matt Mosteller of RCR said they were planning for their resorts to be fully open in winter.

‘We will have jobs obviously open’ at Fernie Alpine Resort: Matt Mosteller

The senior executive with RCR told The Free Press that demand for winter sports was going to be high in 2020-21.

Matt Mosteller of RCR said they were planning for their resorts to be fully open in winter.
Events like the Coldsmoke Powder Festival, seen here in 2018, will still go on when Whitewater Ski Resort opens for the new season. But a number of new COVID-19 precautions have also been introduced at the resort. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson’s Whitewater Ski Resort to require masks on guests, staff when season begins

The rule will be in place for all of Whitewater’s indoor buildings

Events like the Coldsmoke Powder Festival, seen here in 2018, will still go on when Whitewater Ski Resort opens for the new season. But a number of new COVID-19 precautions have also been introduced at the resort. Photo: Tyler Harper
Fernie Wilderness Adventures/Steven Reed

Winter activities to discover (or rediscover)

Cold weather is no reason to stay inside!

  • Apr 27, 2020
Fernie Wilderness Adventures/Steven Reed
In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 file photo, Brock Crouch finishes his second run of the men’s snowboard slopestyle elimination on day one of X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Ski Area in Aspen, Colo. Snowboarder Brock Crouch was swept away in an avalanche two years ago and buried under the snow for five minutes. He broke his back, tore his pancreas, knocked out five teeth and suffered a concussion. Crouch now has a new recurring dream of making the U.S. slopestyle squad for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP, File)

Snowboarder eyes Olympics two years after being buried in B.C. avalanche

Brock Crouch broke his back in an avalanche near Whistler nearly two years ago

In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 file photo, Brock Crouch finishes his second run of the men’s snowboard slopestyle elimination on day one of X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Ski Area in Aspen, Colo. Snowboarder Brock Crouch was swept away in an avalanche two years ago and buried under the snow for five minutes. He broke his back, tore his pancreas, knocked out five teeth and suffered a concussion. Crouch now has a new recurring dream of making the U.S. slopestyle squad for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP, File)