Catching up with Portillo

Portillo Ski Resort

I spend a lot of my time chasing snow. Not in the sense that it’s running away from me, but more like I’m always trying to find it to ski on. In Canada, we have the opportunity to ski pretty easily seven months of the year on winter snow with Sunshine and Blackcomb running ‘til late May. But that leaves five long months with no schussing. In … [Read more...]

Raising a stein for the Alpine Racers

Members of the Sun Peaks Alpine Club pulled out all the stops at last year’s Oktoberfest fundraiser. This year’s event is promising another great night of fundraising for a great cause.

The Sun Peaks Alpine Club (SPAC) is gearing up for a solid winter season, and they’re kicking it off with their Bavarian Oktoberfest on October 19. “Oktoberfest is definitely one of our successful fundraisers,” said James Clarkson, the club’s program director. “The funds go towards helping our club run a top notch program — one that’s on its way … [Read more...]

Terwiel keeps National Team spot

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Sun Peaks' Elli Terwiel was named to the 2013-14 Canadian Alpine Ski Team for the third consecutive year. The upcoming season includes a high pressure World Cup racing season leading into the anticipated 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Terwiel was selected with 22 other Canadians who Alpine Canada describes as having ‘podium … [Read more...]