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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

 

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

 

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’