As I swing onto the seat of my bike in the snowy Sun Peaks village, a woman smiles and says “Wow, that looks like fun.” It’s the first time I’ve ridden a bike when the temperature is solidly below 0 degrees and it takes some getting used to. I’m wearing winter boots, my ski helmet and ski gloves, which I...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a ski guide and spend your days in the mountains? Though many may have considered completing the required training to be a certified ski guide, the high costs of equipment and courses and extensive time commitments can make the option intimidating. That’s why local ski guide and instructor Bodie Shandro...
Myles Williamson has spent a lot of time in terrain parks. Learning how to ski in Ontario meant taking advantage of the manmade features instead of powder glades. “The mountains didn’t really have backcountry skiing and I found a passion in the tricks learned in the terrain park.” Williamson said. “Then when I came out to B.C. I was blown...
  Five years ago Corey Wiwchar met Jayden and they became friends for the first time. They play board games, go fishing, snowboard and walk Wiwchar’s dog — normal friend stuff. Except while Jayden was eight years old, Wiwchar was buying a home, getting married and starting a family. The friendship may seem unlikely, but Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Kamloops...
“Skiing helps balance my life—I can’t be on my phone or computer, no one can get a hold of me. I’m not thinking of anything other than the motion, and the movement on the mountain.” Myles Williamson, a self-described “park rat” wants to share that experience with others. Williamson, a passionate skier, started Out Here: Thompson Rivers University Ski &...