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Black Jack shines, Grey narrowly misses gold in a thrilling weekend of high calibre skiing

While the weather should be praised for cooperating at last weekend's NORAM race (organizers describe it as the best NORAM to be hosted at Black Jack yet), it could also be blamed for snatching a home town win from local Olympian George Grey.   On the third and final day of a weekend that saw 150 high level Nordic racers take...

Skatepark Association gets an early Christmas gift from City Council

In what seems to be becoming a new annual Christmas tradition in town, Rossland City Council has shown its support for a skatepark again this year in its final council meeting before Christmas. In a 3-2 vote, council supported a recommendation to allow the Rossland Skateboard Association (RSA) the use of city photocopying...

Hosting the NorAms: Black Jack thinks locally, acts globally

In underworld circles, a blackjack is a small, typically leather, sack roughly the size of a small purse or ankle-high sock. Stuffed with ball bearings, small stones or semi-precious stones for the fashionable underling, it’s normally a DIY weapon fashioned in mind of sneaking up behind someone and K.O-ing them with any one...

Black Jack racers Locke down the podium at Sovereign Lake

The Black Jack racers had another strong showing this past weekend as the Haywood NORAM series made a stop in Sovereign Lake. Peter Locke picked up his second victory of the season, this time in the 1km juvenile boys classic.    As the team returns home for the NorAm at Black Jack this weekend coach Dave Wood is pleased with...

A perfect storm of success: Black Jack opens biggest season ever

There’s a storm brewing up at the Black Jack ski club and not just a tempest of the falling white flake variety. A veritable perfect storm of events if have set the non-profit ski club up for what is already a record breaking year. The combination great early snow conditions, a new groomer, the relocation of the continent's...

Chronicles of Gnarnia: Volume 1 – Kootenay Pass

“It could be gnarly…It could be heinous…It could be ridiculous even.” From the lead trail breaker charging up the knife edge ridge down through the zigzagging line of skiers like a childhood game of telephone, the final decision of the day ran its course.   In a game full of decision making that can determine whether you make...

10 Years of Freeskiing Stamina: Red gearing up for 10th anniversary of the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships as the mountain prepares for opening day

With opening day at Red  now officially announced for this Saturday, December 11th, Red is stoked to announce the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships this year. RED Mountain has been worked into the DNA of freeskiers over 10 years. From January 12-22nd, 2011, RED will see a worldwide contingency of...

Checking the new routine for the fall- part 3

I have not mentioned much about animal proteins, such as red meat (pork and beef) and dairy.  These are inflammatory to the body and should be used only in small portions.  If you have any inflammation in the body, such as rheumatoid arthritis, joint or muscle pain, bursitis, tendonitis, colitis or any other “itis” (which...

Snowpack doubles at tree-line with new snowfall

The tree-line snowpack has doubled in the Kootenay Pass area over the last two days as 45 centimetres of new snow has fallen, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre on Sunday. Throughout the region, treeline snowpack depths are generally 60 to 100 cm., depending on wind-loading. A buried crust approximately 15 to 20 cm....

Whitewater takes new direction with Nelsonite Malysh in ski school director's chair

The Nelson Daily staffSki School goes new school at Whitewater Ski Resort this year with a revamp of the program and several new faces in the mix.Nelson born Brent Malysh has been named Whitewater’s new Snow School director, along with veteran local snowboarders Peter Velisek and Dano Slater — Big Mountain competitors, judges...

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