Skiing and Snowboarding

Max Parrot of Canada competes in the men’s snowboard big air final at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Parrot has won the Comeback of the Year honour at the Laureus World Sports Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot wins Laureus World Sports Award for comeback

Parrot beat out former Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith

 

Olympic snowboarder Max Parrot, diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, answers questions after making an announcement with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada in Montreal on May 9, 2019. For Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot, being recognized alongside the likes of LeBron James and Rafael Nadal has been part shock and part inspiration. Hearing he'd been nominated for "Comeback of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards caught the Olympic silver medalist off guard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot staying focused after battling cancer, COVID

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot staying focused after battling cancer, COVID

 

Germany’s Emma Acher speeds down the course during a mixed team parallel slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

Injury-hit Norway take gold in world skiing team event

Canada finished seventh after losing to Switzerland in the quarterfinals

  • Feb 18, 2021
Germany’s Emma Acher speeds down the course during a mixed team parallel slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
People snowshoe at the foot of the shutdown slopes of Blue Mountain Ski Resort in The Blue Mountains, Ont., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Ski hills re-opened in Ontario on Tuesday, joining other mountainous resorts across the country that have remained operational through the winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Skiers may be safe from COVID-19, but not those working to keep slopes open: experts

COVID outbreaks have been reported at larger resorts over the last couple months

People snowshoe at the foot of the shutdown slopes of Blue Mountain Ski Resort in The Blue Mountains, Ont., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Ski hills re-opened in Ontario on Tuesday, joining other mountainous resorts across the country that have remained operational through the winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
The snowboarding world championships have been moved to the United States. (Contributed photo)

Snowboarding world championships moved to Aspen from China

Championships to be held March 8-16

  • Feb 9, 2021
The snowboarding world championships have been moved to the United States. (Contributed photo)
Canada’s Rachael Karker competes during the women’s World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe event in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The X Games are Karker’s first and perhaps only chance to compete this season. The Canadian freestyle skier’s breakout performances in Aspen, Colo., the last two years launched her into the world’s elite in halfpipe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

X Games an island in a competition desert for Canada’s top boarders, freestyle skiers

Rachael Karker will drop into the Buttermilk Mountain halfpipe Friday

Canada’s Rachael Karker competes during the women’s World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe event in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The X Games are Karker’s first and perhaps only chance to compete this season. The Canadian freestyle skier’s breakout performances in Aspen, Colo., the last two years launched her into the world’s elite in halfpipe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
If you want to take a great photo for your social media followers, you can’t beat Lake Louise. Photo: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

3 Made-in-Alberta adventures for your winter staycation

North to south, mountain to badlands, Alberta has something for everybody

  • Nov 28, 2020
If you want to take a great photo for your social media followers, you can’t beat Lake Louise. Photo: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Snowboarder Laurie Blouin won gold at Canada Olympic Park on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian snowboarder Blouin wins World Cup gold in women’s slopestyle

CALGARY — Laurie Blouin couldn’t wipe the smile off her face after…

Snowboarder Laurie Blouin won gold at Canada Olympic Park on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Snowboarder Darcy Sharpe, Comox, B.C., won his first X Games gold medal last month in Aspen, Colo., in a Feb. 13, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Snowboarder Darcy Sharpe brings winner’s confidence to Calgary World Cup

CALGARY — Darcy Sharpe says he goes to sleep feeling happy these…

Snowboarder Darcy Sharpe, Comox, B.C., won his first X Games gold medal last month in Aspen, Colo., in a Feb. 13, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Mark McMorris is one poised to set a new X Games medal standard, in a Jan. 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris closes in on White’s X Games medal record

Mark McMorris is on the verge of Winter X Games history. Winning…

Mark McMorris is one poised to set a new X Games medal standard, in a Jan. 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)