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Places & Faces: Murray Ridge

Murray Ridge overlooks the town of Fort St. James, just north of Vanderhoof on BC's Highway 16.  It is home to the longest TBar in North America, with a haul rope just shy of 4 km long (3950m) which runs at 3.4 metres / second.  The operation is run by a not-for-profit society and relies…

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Places & Faces: Shames Mountain

Shames Mountain is located west of Terrace, BC at the end of a valley hanging above Highway 16 and the Skeena River.  It includes a Mueller double chair, Tbar, handle tow, and a couple of skier service buildings for cafeteria and equipment rental.  Its location in the Coast Mountains lends itself to extensive backcountry touring…

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Places & Faces: Tabor Mountain

Tabor Mountain is located 15 minutes east of Prince George along Highway 16 and was a host venue for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.   The family run ski area is owned by Fern Thibault.  Fern's original trade was at one of the local plants, and he used to run the ski school on his days…

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Places & Faces: Apex

Apex is located outside of Penticton BC.  It has some great amenities and clever ideas that can credited to the gentlemen in the photo:  James Shalman (middle) arrived at Apex in 2001 and Shawn Witty (right) a few years before that.  Shawn also serves on the  CWSAA technical committee for BC  (thank you Shawn). Apex…