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Big White Ski Resort 21/22 Season Preview

Like all of you we have been constantly watching the webcams, weather updates, storm predictions all in anticipation of opening day. We got the call to go up and see how things are shaping up for the 2021/22 season so we dusted off our gear and headed up. Although the base is a little less than we would like, the snow is skiing amazing. And the cre...

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Twas the Night Before Ski Season

Twas the night before ski season and all through the hillNot a skier was stirring except some liftie named BillThe skis were waxed and hung in the rack with careDreams that tomorrow no lift lines would be thereThe children nestled all warm in their bedsWhile visions of pow shots danced in their headsAnd momma in her toque and me in my capCan barely...

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Family Outdoor Activities to do This Spring Break in the Okanagan!

Ahhhhh, Spring Break is upon us here in the Okanagan. Take a long, deep breath of that fresh BC air and think about all the fun things to do in your backyard. If you live here, you know that there is plenty to do, especially outside. If anything, this last year of "new normal" has taught us it is that there are so many places and activities we hadn...

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Dreamland at Snowwater Heliskiing

Have you ever had one of those days where you look back and think, "Did that really happen or was it a dream?" I recently had one of those days in the Valhalla range with my friends at Snowwater Heli. The Valhalla's are a magical place. I have had some of my best days ever up there. One this particular day we expected it to be good. Maybe 5-10cms. ...

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Field Tested: The Fritschi Tecton 12 and the Salomon S/LAB SHIFT MNC 13

Like many of you, we have been venturing into the backcountry more and more. After a few years of dipping off the backside of local resorts we have now got the backcountry bug and are finding ourselves being drawn towards quite walks up mountains with the promise of awe-inspiring vistas, fresh tracks and less people. But the question has always bee...

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