Kelowna’s bravest tackle Mudd, Sweat and Tears at Big White Ski Resort

Credit: Big White Ski Resort

Lots of cheering for the 319 racers who tore up the hill at Big White this weekend as the 2018, Mudd, Sweat & Tears Kelowna ran participants through an 8km obstacle course. Racers faced a series of fun obstacles like climbing over a net, crawling through mud underneath barbed wire, swimming through a pond and climbing up a steep wooden feature and down the other side among others.

World’s largest indoor snow park taking shape in Abu Dhabi.

The world's largest indoor snow park taking shape.

Due for completion in 2020. Designed and promoted as an “enchanted world”, the park will include slides, sledding, zorbing, and tubing,

Mission Hill Winery Founder honoured

Anthony von Mandl, the owner of West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Family Estate, can now add the Canadian Wine Industry’s Award of Distinction to his Order of Canada and Order of British Columbia.Mission Hill Family Winery - iconic vineyard located in West Kelowna, BC

The wine tycoon was chosen for the industry’s highest award for his 40 years of visionary work in making the Okanagan a world-class wine and tourism region.

Mission Hill Family Winery – iconic vineyard located in West Kelowna, BC

Even on his victory lap, Nicholi’s run included a double tailwhip, cashroll, and his signature Twister. He could have finished 1st and 2nd in the event with his two successful runs.

That’s a wrap – Big White Slopestyle Invitational.  Take a look at the pics here. Some insane jumps and aerial tricks.

Courtesy: Pinbike

 

Wins all round at inaugural Big White Invitational Slopestyle event 4-8 July, 2018

More than 3,500 fans took in the first-ever Big White Invitational Slopestyle event on Saturday, featuring 30 of the top downhill mountain bike riders in the world.

Riders were rated for their tricks on the mountain’s newly-completed slopestyle course.

Massachusetts native Nicholi Rogatkin finished in first place by a blowout margin on the points scale. Rogatkin posted a score of 92.33 in round one and was uncontested in round two.  Read more

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by Bridget de Maine, Online Writer

Hello Summer, hello snow.  Big White woke up to a dusting of Snow on July 2, 2018. Plans for Canada Day holiday mountain bikers and hikers across the resort were put on hold temporarily due to the unseasonal dusting of snow.  The unexpected wintery conditions had all of Canada talking.   Global TV   Kelowna News

Summer snowfall stops Bullet Chair - July 2, 2018

Summer snowfall stops Bullet Chair – July 2, 2018

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport can be your saviour with a long layover

If you are transiting through Vancouver, and have time on your hands, and/or children that need to be kept entertained, we recommend you enjoy the ambience and welcoming hospitality of the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel which is conveniently located within the terminal, overlooking the runways.

Air Canada to fly Brisbane-Vancouver with Boeing 787 from June 2016

Air Canada will begin direct Boeing 787 flights between Vancouver and Brisbane from June 2016. The non-stop service will initially run three days a week, although Air Canada says it intends to boost this to the more desirable daily schedule “subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals”.

Beginning on June 17 2016, flight AC35 will leave Vancouver at 11.45pm every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, to reach Brisbane at 7.15am two days later.

The AC36 return leg will be wheels up from Brisbane at 10.40am on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, arriving into Vancouver at 7.15am the same day.

The service would cut the travel time between the two cities by five hours.

Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu said the new Brisbane route was part of the airline’s strategic international expansion and would complement its daily service to Sydney.

“The new Brisbane route increases our presence in the Asia-Pacific market at a time when trade and travel in the region and between North America is growing, with a further boost expected from the Trans-Pacific Partnership now under negotiation,” he said.

“The operating economics of the Dreamliner together with the support from the Queensland government and Brisbane Airport have enabled us to launch the only year-round flights between Brisbane and Canada.”