Flee to mountain, avoid hectic shopping crowds

Apex Mountain Resort is one of the few locations offering activities this close to Christmas.
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PENTICTON - Between last minute shopping, picking up relatives from the airport and prepping a house for Christmas Day there might be a smidgen of time for some fun.

The weather might also co-operate with snowfall ending early this evening with a low of -3 Celsius. Hopefully, people will be mostly indoors as there will be a 30 per cent chance of flurries and a risk of freezing drizzle later tonight. Stay safe when travelling. The odds of flurries happening tomorrow morning and the afternoon are one in three but only with a low of -1 C.

This might not matter if people are heading to Apex Mountain Resort this weekend. Throughout Saturday, ski race fans can enjoy 150 athletes zooming down the Okanagan run on the skier's left. Later next week, will be Santa Claus making an appearance on Christmas Eve. There will be things to see and do from 6:30 to 9 p.m., including a torch parade and a fireworks show.

And there is still 25 per cent off the ticket price for the triple run as the quad run doesn't open until Monday.

For more information go to www.apexresort.com and its Facebook page.

Penticton's Taylor Cook is back in town for the holidays. The musician is currently living in Toronto but will perform a second show at the Dream Cafe tomorrow at 8 p.m.

The jazz artist will perform with locals Stefan Bienz on bass and Tavis Weir on guitar. Tickets are $10.

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