Stories

Take a minute to scroll through our stories researched by some of Canada's best writers, bloggers and influencers. They have experienced every B.C. and Alberta mountain resort to bring you the latest news on your favourite snow destinations. They explored the runs, glades and backcountry but also dug deep to bring you the details about other activities to round out your day or ski vacation. In B.C., learn about the snowshoe trails in Golden, the ice climbing wall at Big White, the cross-country trails at Sun Peaks or the fat-tire biking at Kimberley. In Alberta tempt yourself with the stories about cat-skiing at Castle Mountain, après ski fun in Banff National Park and fine dining at the top of Norquay. Don't forget the hidden gems in Northern BC and yes, the prairies of Alberta - we've decided they shouldn't be secrets anymore. Click and #DareToExplore.

  • I could ruin the lyrics to classic tunes all day. But you’d rather find out where to find the Santa this holiday season. Here’s 10 Western Canadian ski resorts where you can spot (and hangout) with Santa Claus during the next few weeks. If you see him, wish him a Merry Christmas for us!

  • Dec. 12, 2018 – Don't you just tingle when you hear about a snowstorm blasting through the mountains? The webcam pages at the ski resorts must go crazy with us all looking to see how deep the measuring stick is buried. Take a look at these results from the webcams over the past few days. Plus, we want to get you dreaming of dropping into sweet chutes, carving perfect turns and face plants! #ThinkSnow

  • Golden, BC – It was a chilly start to the 2018 opening day at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, but the flow of hot chocolate and the adrenaline had the crowd, who were gathering in the pre-dawn light, stoked.

  • When it comes to crossing the outdoor winter enthusiast off your gift list, there’s no shortage of options to chose from, be it for one person or the whole family. From ski passes to holiday getaways, lesson packages and camps, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite ideas to help you make your holiday shopping and planning easier.

  • Golden, B.C. – As the rest of the patrons at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort drove the dark road back to Golden or tucked into their slope-side accommodations, I waited at the base of the gondola for my ride. I could hear it and see the beaming headlights long before I saw it crawl like a bug over the lip of the last pitch and slowly grind down the slope.

  • Temperatures have dropped, snow has topped the mountains and just like that, ski season is upon us. Check out the photos from opening weekend at Big White Ski Resort.

  • Historically Black Friday was a shopping day, or should we say shopping frenzy held the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It’s been called the “kickoff to Christmas shopping day” since 1952.

  • Grande Prairie, AB – Closing in on 60 years of serving the communities which surround it, Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park was happy to say that with the hard work of its snow making crews, the resort was able to have a soft opening on Nov. 17.

  • Cold Lake, AB – You have to love alpine fans. Nothing will deter them, not even living on the Prairies. Prairie topography may be devoid of mountains, but it’s not devoid of big hills and alpine fans definitely make use of them.

  • It's another fantastic weekend for slope fans as Marmot Basin opened today and tomorrow, we can say hello to Pass Powderkeg and the first hill in British Columbia – Sun Peaks.

  • Yahoo! It's time to get out and get some turns in. Check out our list of openings and get ready for a great 2018/19 season on the slopes.

  • It’s official! Winter is here and ski season has started in Western Canada and everyone is smiling ear-to-ear. In the last 48 hours, five ski resorts have turned on their chairlifts in Alberta.

  • As you ride the chairlift to the top of your favourite run, are you thinking about the fresh tracks you are about to carve? Or are you hoping you are going to get value out of how much you just paid to have the privilege of sitting on that "easy access to the summit" chair? 

  • When Eddie the Eagle (Michael Edwards) finished last in both his ski jumping events in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, he landed first in the hearts of Calgarians and the world. Did he care that he was last? No. Did Calgary care? No.

  • You know this topic is trending around the world eh? The world is watching, so why don’t we harness it with something more positive, than negative!