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Construction is underway at Canyon Ski Resort to build its new Canyon Coaster ride. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort gets Alberta’s first alpine coaster

Canyon Coaster under construction and is expected to be operating by the end of June

 

David Martel, general manager of Canyon Ski Resort, says construction of the Canyon Coaster is about half way to completion. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort gets Alberta’s first alpine coaster

Canyon Coaster under construction and is expected to be operating by the end of June

 

Karin Harjo becomes head coach of Canada’s women’s Alpine ski team

Karin Harjo becomes head coach of Canada’s women’s Alpine ski team

 

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’Tragic accident’ kills skier at Cypress Mountain Resort

West Vancouver Police Department and coroner’s office investigating

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Snowmakers Kate Shifani, left, and Ryan Schultz review a snowmaking map at Vail Mountain, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Vail, Colo. Newer snowmaking technology is allowing ski areas to be more efficient with energy and water usage as climate change continues to threaten snowpack levels. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)

Ski resorts aim for more efficient snowmaking amid drought

Ski resorts aim for more efficient snowmaking amid drought

Snowmakers Kate Shifani, left, and Ryan Schultz review a snowmaking map at Vail Mountain, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Vail, Colo. Newer snowmaking technology is allowing ski areas to be more efficient with energy and water usage as climate change continues to threaten snowpack levels. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
Canada's Mikael Kingsbury celebrates after winning the men's moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Moguls star Kingsbury leads Canada’s 24-member freestyle team for Beijing

Moguls star Kingsbury leads Canada’s 24-member freestyle team for Beijing

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury celebrates after winning the men's moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada's Brady Leman skis during the men's semi-final at the World Cup ski cross event at Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Olympic medallists Leman, Thompson, Phelan headline ski cross team for Beijing

Olympic medallists Leman, Thompson, Phelan headline ski cross team for Beijing

Canada's Brady Leman skis during the men's semi-final at the World Cup ski cross event at Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada's Kevin Drury celebrates his second place finish following the men's final at the World Cup ski cross event at Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis, Alta., Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s Drury earns World Cup ski cross silver in Alberta

Canada’s Drury earns World Cup ski cross silver in Alberta

Canada's Kevin Drury celebrates his second place finish following the men's final at the World Cup ski cross event at Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis, Alta., Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Deep Canadian ski cross team races a World Cup at home ahead of Beijing

Deep Canadian ski cross team races a World Cup at home ahead of Beijing

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury takes part in course inspection before the men's qualifications at the freestyle ski world cup moguls in Mont Tremblant, Que., Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury wins moguls gold at World Cup in Mont-Tremblant

Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury wins moguls gold at World Cup in Mont-Tremblant

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury takes part in course inspection before the men's qualifications at the freestyle ski world cup moguls in Mont Tremblant, Que., Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Germany’s Heidi Zacher speeds down the track to win, in front of Marielle Thompson of Canada, right, and Fanny Smith of Switzerland, left, during the women’s final FIS Freestyle Ski Cross World Cup event in Idre, Sweden, Saturday Jan. 19. 2019. (Pontus Lundahl / TT via AP)
FILE - Germany’s Heidi Zacher speeds down the track to win, in front of Marielle Thompson of Canada, right, and Fanny Smith of Switzerland, left, during the women’s final FIS Freestyle Ski Cross World Cup event in Idre, Sweden, Saturday Jan. 19. 2019. (Pontus Lundahl / TT via AP)
Marielle Thompson of Canada stops after the finish line after winning gold during the FIS Ski Cross World Cup 2017 in The Blue Mountains, Ont., Sunday, March 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Marielle Thompson earns gold as Canada wins three ski cross World Cup medals

Marielle Thompson earns gold as Canada wins three ski cross World Cup medals

Marielle Thompson of Canada stops after the finish line after winning gold during the FIS Ski Cross World Cup 2017 in The Blue Mountains, Ont., Sunday, March 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
FILE - Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, front, races in the finals against Benjamin Cavet, of France, during the World Cup men’s freestyle dual moguls skiing event Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Park City, Utah. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Swinger

2 skiers to miss Canada’s WCup races due to vaccine mandate

Vaccination status could be a major issue ahead of the Beijing Olympics

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FILE - Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, front, races in the finals against Benjamin Cavet, of France, during the World Cup men’s freestyle dual moguls skiing event Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Park City, Utah. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Swinger
Skiers stands at the top of Big White ski resort in Kelowna, B.C., Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Canadian ski resorts, including Big White, that rely on Canada's backlogged visa approval service are facing a labour shortage this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Canadian ski resorts face labour shortage, government slow to issue working visas

Canadian ski resorts face labour shortage, government slow to issue working visas

Skiers stands at the top of Big White ski resort in Kelowna, B.C., Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Canadian ski resorts, including Big White, that rely on Canada's backlogged visa approval service are facing a labour shortage this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
People snowshoe at the foot of the shut down slopes of the Blue Mountain Ski Resort during a provincial lockdown in The Blue Mountains, Ont., on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Lower visits, revenue reported as pandemic measures created unpredictable ski season

Lower visits, revenue reported as pandemic measures created unpredictable ski season

People snowshoe at the foot of the shut down slopes of the Blue Mountain Ski Resort during a provincial lockdown in The Blue Mountains, Ont., on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday Nov. 29, 2019, FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis attends an Anti-Doping press conference at the FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic event in Kuusamo, Finland. Lewis has declared herself a candidate on Tuesday April 6, 2021, to become the first woman president of the International Ski Federation.(Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva FILE via AP)

Lewis running to lead the ski federation that fired her

Lewis running to lead the ski federation that fired her

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday Nov. 29, 2019, FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis attends an Anti-Doping press conference at the FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic event in Kuusamo, Finland. Lewis has declared herself a candidate on Tuesday April 6, 2021, to become the first woman president of the International Ski Federation.(Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva FILE via AP)
Sebastien Toutant 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. Toutant captured a silver medal in the slopestyle event at the world championships on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian snowboarder, skiers capture silver at world championships

Canadian snowboarder, skiers capture silver at world championships

Sebastien Toutant 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. Toutant captured a silver medal in the slopestyle event at the world championships on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada's Mikael Kingsbury celebrates after finishing first in the final of the World Cup men's dual moguls skiing competition, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Deer Valley, Utah. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

Canadian Mikael Kingsbury captures back-to-back gold at world championship

Canadian Mikael Kingsbury captures back-to-back gold at world championship

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury celebrates after finishing first in the final of the World Cup men's dual moguls skiing competition, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Deer Valley, Utah. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
Canada's Mikael Kingsbury celebrates after finishing first in the final of the World Cup men's dual moguls skiing competition, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Deer Valley, Utah. Canadian moguls star Kingsbury captured a gold medal for the fifth time at the world championships today.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

Mikael Kingsbury wins world men’s moguls championship

Mikael Kingsbury wins world men’s moguls championship

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury celebrates after finishing first in the final of the World Cup men's dual moguls skiing competition, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Deer Valley, Utah. Canadian moguls star Kingsbury captured a gold medal for the fifth time at the world championships today.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

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

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