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Big White's Vancouver Canucks fans in Boston
Our very own Blake Crocker and Al Reid are potentially the most devoted Canucks fans as they have travelled to Nashville, San Jose, and now Boston to support their beloved Vancouver Canucks in their path to the Stanley Cup. This is a huge year for Vancouver Canucks fans as they haven't been in the Stanley Cup Final playoffs since 1994. It is their turn to bring home the Cup.
Kelowna Area CSPS Patrollers Named Best in Canada!
(Kelowna, B.C.) – The members and leadership of the Kelowna-area chapter of the Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) have been honored with the highest possible designation by Canada’s national ski patrol organization, named as the best CSPS zone in Canada.
Lara's Gondola Gets a Bath
Lara's Gondola cabins got a bath. Every year the cabins get a thorough cleaning inside and out. This is in preparation for any fiberglass repairs and a wax and polish job. Next week hopefully the weather will be good and we will be able to put the 'Goblin' covers on the cabins. The covers are put on the cabins to protect them from fading in the hot Okanagan sun.
Big White's Stephanie Haines gets to the Billabong Flaunt it Finals in Lake Tahoe
Billabong’s Flaunt it is an all-girls slope style and rail jam snowboard series with 7 stops across North America and over $30,000 worth in cash and prizes up for grabs. Big White Ski Resort hosted Flaunt It in TELUS Park on February 26th. The finals were held in Lake Tahoe on April 9th, where one winner from each event won flights and accommodation to the event.
This was Big White’s first year of hosting Flaunt it, and it’s success was enormous. The park crew had created a great setup with good rails and jumps. There was a great showing of talented girls from Kelowna as well as Whistler and Calgary. The format was a slopestyle event in the morning followed by the rail jam in the afternoon. The girls could do as many runs as they wanted throughout the day showing who had the skills.
Big White Girls at Canadian Snowboard Nationals in Lake Louise
The Canadian Snowboard Nationals took place April 5th to 10th in Lake Louise, Alberta with a Parallel Giant Slalom, Snowboard Cross, and a Slalom race. Snowboard cross is a competition where four riders race down a course with banked turns and big jumps. The world of Snowboard Cross has exploded with popularity since it became an Olympic sport in 2006.
Forget the Snowboard - Grab a Bike
As we peddled our rented snowbikes to the top edge of the practice ski run at Big White Ski Resort, it was easy to imagine how the first snowboarders likely felt when they brought their new contraptions onto a ski run. People were staring. And who could blame them? It's not every day you see a bike with a ski blade in place of a front tire.
Snowbiking is a brand new winter sport and at this moment, one of the few places in North America where you can experience it is at Kelowna's Big White Ski Resort. The snowbike was the brainchild of Kyle Reeves, a construction worker and avid cyclist from Vancouver Island. He and his childhood friend Jason Scoffings created a kit that consists of a snow blade for the front tire and a rubber track system around the rear wheel. The kit converts ordinary mountain bikes into all-terrain machines capable of blasting through otherwise unridable surfaces such as snow and sand.
6 Dudes 1 Truck: Quiksilver B.C. Pow Tour
As you read this, Quiksilver Canadian team shreds Chris Rasman, Matt Belzile, Alex Beebe, and filmer Leo Hoorn, Quik TM Dario Phillips, and SBC photog Phil Tifo are touring B.C. on the hunt for pow and good times. If you're in the Kootenays keep an eye out for them as they roll through the area next. Here's a sneak peak of what they've been up to so far.
Family Time at Big White
Since I first practiced linking big, sloping turns on my original snowboard back in the '90s, I have loved Big White, the ski resort tucked an hour southeast of Kelowna between the Monashee Mountains and the Okanagan Valley.
Teens and Ice-Climbing Towers
By Michael Kundu, SeaWolf Adventure Media