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Thirty-two racers registered for the snowcross race, in which heats of four compete against each other in a race through gates to the bottom of the run. Twenty-four people sped through the speed gun in the speed competition. The chair lift carried racers and non-racers to the top of the runs during Simapalooza on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Powdery day postpones big air competitions as snowcross, speed trap, party blast on Saturday at Mount Sima

Snowy space-themed costume event went down at Mount Sima on April 9-10

 

Aven Scheck pushes out of the start gate to begin the Yukon Cup giant slalom race at Mount Sima on Mar. 5. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Skiers race in Yukon Cup slaloms

Weekend-long event allows skiers to push the pace in the alpine

 

Yukoners Sasha Masson (left) and Derek Dueling are part of the Canadian men’s team at the 2022 Nordic World Junior Ski Championships in Lygna, Norway. (Alain Masson/Submitted)

Yukoners take on Nordic World Juniors

Dueling, Masson compete in Norway

Yukoners Sasha Masson (left) and Derek Dueling are part of the Canadian men’s team at the 2022 Nordic World Junior Ski Championships in Lygna, Norway. (Alain Masson/Submitted)
Yukon cross country skiers are bound for international competition. (Pixabay Image)

Yukon skiers to compete in Norway, U.S.

Cross Country Yukon reports exciting results from Canmore, Alberta trials

Yukon cross country skiers are bound for international competition. (Pixabay Image)
Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon has his sights set on one of four Olympic freestyle team spots. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon freestyle skier Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon motivated for upcoming season

‘I’m ready to show everyone what I’ve been working on, good or bad it’s happening regardless’

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon has his sights set on one of four Olympic freestyle team spots. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Judges and spectators watch as a Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon flies off the jump during Simapalooza’s Big Air competition in Whitehorse on April 7, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukoner competes at slopestyle, big air World Cup events

With four out of eight possible events cancelled, Geoffroy-Gagnon faces tricky season

Judges and spectators watch as a Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon flies off the jump during Simapalooza’s Big Air competition in Whitehorse on April 7, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
An avalanche warning sigh along the South Klondike Highway. Local avalanche safety instructors say interest in courses has risen during the pandemic as more Yukoners explore socially distanced outdoor activities. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News file)

Backcountry busy: COVID-19 has Yukoners heading for the hills

Stable conditions for avalanches have provided a grace period for backcountry newcomers

An avalanche warning sigh along the South Klondike Highway. Local avalanche safety instructors say interest in courses has risen during the pandemic as more Yukoners explore socially distanced outdoor activities. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse skier finishes sixth overall in slopestyle World Cup season

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon earned three top-10 finishes in four starts

Yukon Olympian Johnsgaard says farewell to competitive cross-country skiing

‘I hope to stay involved in skiing, perhaps as a volunteer coach at the grassroots level’

Simapalooza draws big crowd for sunshine and spring skiing

The two-day event wrapped up with the Slush Cup April 8

Geoffroy-Gagnon ends season with Canada Cup gold, NorAm bronze and World Cup debut

‘It feels good to be able to go into the offseason knowing there isn’t much more I could have done’

Dahria Beatty wins Arctic Circle Race in Sisimiut, Greenland

‘I finished the first day and said, “Oh, this is not so bad”’

Dozen-plus Yukon skiers take part in Ski Nationals

The 2018 Ski Nationals were at Lappe Nordic Centre in Thunder Bay,…

Yukon cross-country skiers compete at B.C. championships

‘We just wanted a quality competition for them in western Canada’