2016 in Review

When the landscape opens up on the Alaska Highway in northern B.C., the immensity of nature strikes me. I haven’t seen another vehicle in hours. My fuel gauge is slowly moving towards empty with no gas station in sight and a fist of dread is knotting up my stomach.

I try to distract myself with comforting tunes over the car’s stereo and the stunning vistas around every curve of road.  (more…)

 

Huskies outlast Braves to win series 2-0

Neither team knew quite what to expect, but by 7 p.m., Sunday, it was clear that the Huskies came out on top.

In their first games facing each other, the Nuway Crushing Whitehorse Huskies dispatched the visiting Kainai Braves 2-1, 16-1 in a pair of exhibition games at Takhini Arena over the weekend. (more…)

 

Willomitzer repeats as Mount Lorne Christmas Classic winner

The first teams arrive at the checkpoint shortly after 4 p.m. The sun is low in the sky as they run into the camp at Annie Lake Golf Course.

Yuka Honda is first to pull in followed closely – not even a minute later – by Gerry Willomitzer.

As the mushers attempt to anchor their teams in the checkpoint, they quickly discover there’s not enough snow to stick and race organizer Maren Bradley begins leading teams in an arc behind camp to get them properly situated through a copse of trees on which the sleds can properly be tied off.

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Mushers start season with sprint race at Copper Haul Road

A frosty morning heralded the start of the Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon’s local Twister Race series.

Eight sled dog teams and two skijorers lined up to race on the track, freshly groomed by a member of the Klondike Snowmobile Association. (more…)

 

Mustangs trample Hounds in five-game open series

Most kids grow up playing outdoor shinny, but it’s not everyday a competitive midget hockey team gets to play a fully-sanctioned hockey game on outdoor ice.

Such was the solo game treat for the Yukon?Mustangs and visiting Notre Dame Hounds as they squared off in Game 2 of a five-game open series last weekend. (more…)

 

Skiers settle in to Sima scene

The week leading up to Mt. Sima’s first Freestyle Canada slopestyle Canada Cup event, Tyler Nichol was in the shop welding rails.

With more than 15 years experience building parks and features for snowsports – including the Vancouver Olympic halfpipe – Nichol knew the judges wanted to see a more technical rail section, so he set to work making it. (more…)

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