Big White Ski Resort Media Room

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News Releases

March 31st, 2015 - Big White Freestyle Team place 6th, 7th & 8th in Freesking Competition

The Big White freestyle team travelled to Nelson last weekend to compete in the 4th Annual Smith Optics Junior Freeski Open, held at Whitewater Resort on March 27, 28 and 29.

The freeskiing competition, open to ages between 7 and 18, involves competitors navigating their way through black and double black terrain featuring cliffs, airs and moguls. Skiers are judged on line choice, fluidity, style, control and aggressiveness.

Six Big White athletes competed in the qualifiers, held on a steep, rocky run called Sleeper. The snow conditions were very sticky and variable and caused two athletes, Luciano and Gabby, to lose a ski each, dropping their scores significantly.  Big White athlete Caleb was also knocked out of the qualifiers after sustaining a sprained knee while doing a 180.

Big White athletes Lewis, Emelie, and Frederieka all skied clean and made it to the finals on the Blast run. Frederieka skied very well and finished 8th in the 12 – 14 age category. Her sister Emelie also skied well and caught some good air, landing in 6th in the same category.

On the boys side, Lewis dropped a big cliff up top of the run and ripped the rest of the run, placing him in 7th in the 12-14 age category.

“Despite the variable conditions, the team excelled in all aspects of this challenging event,” said Patrick Monteith, coach for the Big White Freestyle Team. “We’re looking forward to expanding this area of our team and pushing these athletes further next season.”

 If you’re interested in further information regarding our Freestyle Team and Big Mountain Team programs please contact the Ski & Board School:

Direct: 250-491-6101  
Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040   
skischool@bigwhite.com

March 24th, 2015 - Big White hosts 18th Annual Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom

March 18th, 2015 - Drone Filming Service comes to Big White

February 11th, 2015 - Former Big White racer in first place on NorAm tour

February 3rd, 2015 - Big White Ski Resort Awarded Among the Best by Ski Canada Magazine

January 12, 2015 - Big White Ski Resort to Host IPC Para-snowboard World Cup 2015

January 5, 2015 - Snow Day at Big White: Over 40cm in 24 hours

December 29, 2014 - Big White breaks all-time resort records

December 21, 2014 - Dress Like Santa or Mrs. Claus & Ride for FREE

November 26th, 2014 - Big White Opening Day Announced!

November 20th, 2014 - Six Ways to Save Money on your Big White Ski Trip

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