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We’re so excited to have Canadian and home-grown talent, Kelsey Serwa show us the ropes around her backyard of Big White Ski Resort, located in beautiful British Columbia (her grandfather, Cliff Serwa co-founded the resort back in the early 60s).

The local beauty is a member of the Canada Ski Cross team, and you might recognize Kelsey from TV; she’s the Olympic Silver Medalist winner from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Her titles also include: World Champion, National Champion and X Games gold medalist – impressive pedigrees for a 26-year-old. See her travel story below – it’ll inspire you to hit the slopes this weekend.

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They say that home is where the heart is, but for me it’s also where the snow is. My name is Kelsey Serwa and I have been fortunate to call Big White Ski Resort my home mountain for the last 26 years. Chasing my older siblings down frosty trails, leaping off what we thought were daring jumps and gliding over the mountain’s undulating terrain as a child has sculpted me into the fierce ski cross competitor I am today. Though many things have changed since I was that little grommet, my love for the sport remains the same.

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(above)Competing in the annual Team Supreme Challenge on Cougar Alley in 1997.

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Primarily renowned for its champagne powder and “Snow Ghosts,” Big White Ski Resort also offers an array of fun activities, restaurants, bars, shops and cafés to entertain and entice those who wander to this beautiful mountain. Like visiting Beano’s in the Village Centre Mall; a must for tasty and affordable lunch combos and coffees.

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(above) Finding fresh tracks between Big White’s infamous Snow Ghost trees. (below) Cross-country skiing with my pops on lower Two John’s Lake, and walking through the snow with my dog Benny.
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When feeling the urge to step away from the crowds, I need look no further than out my back door. A vast network of snowshoe and cross country trails provides a perfect escape into nature. I find it’s a piece of cake dodging the crowds, but it’s nearly impossible avoiding the mountain’s dry and cool climate. It’s this climate which makes Big White such a magical winter destination, but it also has a tendency to leave my hair stressed, dehydrated and craving some T.L.C.
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To say the least, these AG Hair remedies are my go-to’s to tame, condition, repair and protect my mane from the elements, as well getting it ready for a night out for dinner and dancing. A horse drawn sleigh ride through the forest and a luxurious Okanagan wine-paired meal from one of Big White’s many restaurants proves to be the perfect way to celebrate a day filled with adventure, good company, silky hair and great snow. Happy New Years to all and I hope to see you at my home mountain sometime soon.
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(above) A pair of clydesdales treat you to the wintery trails of the mountain as you sip on hot cocoa under a cozy blanket. (below) A crispy coated chicken breast stuffed with cranberry jalapeño jelly and brie cheese from the Black Diamond Grill. Photos courtesy: Andrew Jay (AJay@bigwhite.com)
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