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Jasper Ski Team wraps up season

Lucas Habib | Special to the Fitzhugh That’s it. Marmot is closed. Winter’s over. Time for a retrospective. Like many other sports, the Jasper Ski Team was back in action this winter after a couple of competition-free springs. Skis waxed, edges sharpened and buffs over their face. In the chairlift line at least. The athletes were very happy to be back to real races. Depending on age, the skiers competed in ...

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Charity run through Rockies to raise money for ill children

Matt Devine will run 300 kilometres through the Rockies in late June to raise funds for the Rainbow Society of Alberta. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca An endurance athlete will be running in the inaugural 7 in 7 Ultra Endurance Charity Run in June to raise money for children fighting illness. The 300-kilometre run will begin in Jasper on June 21 at the Jasper Information Centre and end ...

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Marmot Basin season ending next week

Sam Fitzgerald skis at Marmot Basin. | B.Payette/Marmot Basin photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Marmot Basin is remaining open to skiers and snowboarders until May 1 and will host events this weekend to wrap up a successful season. Brian Rode, vice-president of Marmot Basin, said attendance for the 2021/22 season was about the same as 2020/21. “Last year was a very strong year as well, so ticket sale ...

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Runners gauge fitness level in half marathon

Runners take off from the starting line during the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon on April 23. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon returned to let runners gauge their fitness level and have some fun on April 23. Out of the 1,028 registrants, over 800 runners participated in one of the events, which were the half marathon, the 10-kilometre ru ...

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Avoid injury this spring

The Valemount Mountain Bike Park north of Valemount, B.C. | File photo Sean FitzGerald | Special to the Fitzhugh Time to start storing the skis and start tuning up the bikes. For many of us, this means a transition from winter hibernation to summer madness, and this sudden transition can create issues. Even if you were active over the winter, those activities might not use the same muscles or movements and ...

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Jasper Heritage Rodeo officially folding

Saddle bronc action at the 2018 Jasper Heritage Rodeo. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasper has likely seen its last rodeo as the Jasper Heritage Rodeo officially decided to fold during its annual general meeting on April 4. Jasper has had a rodeo since the 1920s, and the event would have reached its 100th anniversary in 2025. “It was a hard decision that we made,” said Michael Furzeland, ...

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Construction on bike park to ramp up this summer

Manu Loir-Mangazon, president of the JPCA, catches some air on his mountain bike. | T.Begg photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Jasper is getting a mountain bike skills park for residents and tourists alike to enjoy after almost a decade in the making. The driving force behind the initiative is the Jasper Park Cycling Association (JPCA), and Hoots Inc. has been hired to construct the park.  ...

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Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon returning after two-year hiatus

The Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon will be staged on April 23. Pictured, participants in the 2019 marathon. | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca You can do a short jaunt or commit to a longer run, but whatever you choose, the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon on April 23 will be a fun way to raise money for the Jasper Healthcare Foundation ...

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Super Sunday returns!

Mayor Richard Ireland drops the ceremonial puck at the “A” Championship on Super Sunday while team captains Royd Irwin (left) and Jeremy Journault (right) face off. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca With hundreds in attendance, Super Sunday returned from a pandemic hiatus to showcase the exceptional level of hockey Jasper has to offer. The f ...

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Jasper’s Cory Wallace summits Mount Kilimanjaro on mountain bike in record time

Cory Wallace, a professional mountain bike racer from Jasper, holds the record for the fastest recorded time to summit Mount Kilimanjaro on a bike. | Supplied photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca A professional mountain bike racer who hails from Jasper has another milestone to add to his long list of accomplishments.  On Jan. 28, Cory Wallace rode his Kona bik ...

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