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March 18 - Last Days of Winter

March 18, 2018 - 2018 has been a fantastic winter for skiing at Silver Star Mountain. At the beginning of this month the snow base was me...
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Ontario Day 2018

February 26, 2018 - Friday was our annual Ontario Day at Silver Star Mountain Resort. On a cold day, as it began snowing (a good omen at a s...
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February 20 - Armstrong

February 20, 2018 - We've had some very cold days lately - too cold for enjoyable skiing. So today we took the opportunity to do some explo...
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February 7 - Okanagan Valley

February 07, 2018 - It has been more than three weeks ago that we arrived in Vernon, in the North Okanagan Valley. This has been a winter w...
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April 11 - Homeward Journey

April 11, 2017 - After three months in the Okanagan, we left for home on April 3. This photo shows us departing after breakfast at Helmut...
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April 2 - Time to Head Home

April 02, 2017 - Our ski season here in the Okanagan has come to a close. Skiing at Silver Star was very good, though we did have a spate...
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February 24, 2017 - Ontario Day at Silver Star

February 24, 2017 - This was Ontario Day at Silver Star Mountain Resort, here in Vernon. All the participants gathered at the top of the Co...
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September 29 - The Mountain Parks

September 29, 2016 - We left Vernon on Sunday. Our first stop was in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Here we took the 25-km drive to the moun...
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September 21 - The Last Days of Summer

September 21, 2016 - On Thursday we returned from our trip to the Palouse. I saw this sign at a filling station in Orovile, Washington. We...
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September 11 - Osoyoos, British Columbia

September 11, 2016 - This is the view yesterday morning of the Okanagan Landing area of Vernon. We (Veda and I, with our friends Lauren and...
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September 9 - Vernon to Salmon Arm

September 09, 2016 - This photo illustrates the terrain in the North Okanagan when we go up above the valley into the arid ranch lands. Kala...
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September 7 - North Okanagan

September 07, 2016 - The weather here in the North Okanagan has been abnormally cloudy and rainy since we arrived a week ago. But we have bee...
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September 3 - Vernon and Armstrong

September 03, 2016 - Yesterday was a rain day. But that was good as it let us rest up and get organized here at the Berry house. I arose ver...
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September 1 - Arrived in Vernon

September 01, 2016 - Today we travelled the Crowsnest Route westward, then turned north on Hwy 33 to Kelowna, and then north on Hwy 97. We ar...
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March 31 - Time to Head Home

March 31, 2016 - It has been a great skiing season at Silver Star Mountain in the North Okanagan. The reported accumulated snowfall is 77...
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February 26 - Ontario Day at Silver Star

February 26, 2016 - Today Ontario Day was celebrated at Silver Star Mountain, in Vernon. It began with a ski-down from the top of the Comet...
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February 13 - Veda and Her New Friend

February 13, 2016 - For the last month I've been spending my time skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort, near Vernon, British Columbia. Beca...
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February 6 - Trees of Silver Star

February 06, 2016 - At this time of the winter, the trees on Silver Star Mountain are often encrusted with snow. These are referred to as sn...
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April 14 - Day 2 Homeward Bound

April 14, 2015 - Monday morning we went with our hosts Ann and Michael and a group of their friends for a walk in the beautiful ranchland...
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April 2 - Vancouver

April 02, 2015 - Ski season has come to an end. So this morning, we left Vernon on a beautiful but cool spring morning. We drove south p...
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Ontario Day at Silver Star

March 01, 2015 - The last two weeks have been mild and snowless, making for less than wonderful skiing. The most exciting incident for me...
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February 3 - Photo of the Day

February 03, 2015 - We've had two days of much improved skiing conditions at Silver Star, with the fresh snow and good temperatures (just be...
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January 31 - Report from Vernon

January 31, 2015 - After last weekend's rain and mild weather, the ski slopes were not in very good condition. We are spoiled after all of...
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January 26 - Photo of the Day

January 26, 2015 - This weekend brought some very mild weather to the Okanagan. Saturday it was +5C in town. In the afternoon it rained her...
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March 28 Photo of the Day

March 28, 2014 - Today was our last ski day of the season at Silver Star Mountain. Even though there is plenty of snow, the resort will c...
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March 23 Photo of the Day

March 23, 2014 - This morning we welcomed spring with a few centimeters of fresh snow. Beautiful, but it was all gone here in town by mid...
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February 20 Photo of the Day

February 20, 2014 - Today's photo depicts the Foothills area of Vernon. This development is on the road to Silver Star mountain on a hillsid...
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February 19 Photo of the Day

February 19, 2014 - We just returned from a three-day trip to Sun Peaks, near Kamloops, with Marilyn and Bob Wilkinson. On Monday we met an...
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February 9 Photo of the Day

February 09, 2014 - Today's photo is another image that I made at Okanagan Lake in Vernon. This part of the lake seldom freezes, so this ind...
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February 5 Photo of the Day

February 05, 2014 - The deep freeze continues in the Okanagan. This is forecast to last into the weekend. I will try the skiing tomorrow, t...
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February 3 Photo of the Day

February 03, 2014 - Today was another cold one. I skied very little because of the weather, had a coffee, and came "home." Today's photo wa...
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February 1 Photo of the Day

February 01, 2014 - The last two days have been very good for skiing. Yesterday was cold and sunny, but without the usual humidity. Thus in...
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January 27 Photo of the Day

January 27, 2014 - The fog continues to hover over the Okanagan Valley, though now it is at a higher altitude, often enveloping the ski hil...
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January 25 Photo of the Day

January 25, 2014 - The fog is still settled in the Okanagan, but the fog bank is at a higher altitude. Today's photo was made in the fog,...
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January 24 Photo of the Day

January 24, 2014 - As I drove up the mountain road this morning, I emerged above the valley fog to see the sun rising over the Monashees....
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January 20 Photo of the Day

January 20, 2014 - The fog continues to envelope the Okanagan Valley. It seems to rise and fall, meaning that sometimes when I drive up the...
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January 16 Photo of the Day

January 16, 2014 - In my self-assignment of a photo per day that I began on October 25, I posted a photo each day for 81 consecutive days,...
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British Columbia's Proposed Wolf Cull

December 02, 2012 - I learned about the following situation on John Marriott's blog. John is an acquaintance, a wildlife photographer, based...
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