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.

  • Snow was falling heavily as Chris Wheeler pulled into the parking lot at Powder King Ski Resort in Northern B.C in late January 2018. Not being one to waste time on a powder day, Wheeler grabbed his camera gear and hit the chair. Next thing he knew he was shooting powder slashes with a local snowboarder who had offered to show him a few of his hidden gems.

  • While known for it’s summer shenanigans, I can assure you Wells, B.C. is most certainly not sleeping during the winter. This vibrant town’s heart is pulsing with the stacking snow and is most definitely a winter destination for outdoor seekers. A meander through town showcases many of the bright, bold and historic buildings and gives you a quick the lay of the land for all of your winter musts in Wells.

  • There is something special about sharing deep untouched snow with your closest friends. It really doesn’t matter where you are from, how far you have travelled, or how experienced you are. When you take that first plunge into blower snow, and your heart skips a beat, we all end up with the same big smiles on our faces.

  • With its rolling prairie hills and mountain views, a recent visit to Pincher Creek and Castle Mountain Resort, gave our family of four an epic day of skiing. But more than that, it stole all of our hearts. We’ve classified it as a perfect southern Alberta family getaway that we won’t forget. Here are our three reasons why.

  • Shredding big mountain slopes all day, playing indoors all night. Along the Sea-to-Sky corridor that connects Vancouver to Whistler and some incredible backcountry, that's the name of the game.

  • Sometimes we forget that resort skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only ways to embrace winter in B.C.’s Coastal Mountains. There are so many equally enjoyable outdoor activities – from the adventurous to decadent. Here are a just a few of the many ways you can learn to love winter on the Left Coast.

  • Every winter the Kootenays call, its pull all the stronger farther north as the distances between hamlets get longer and the mountains get taller. It’s the landscape ski trip dreams are made of.

  • As a skier raising three little skiers in Alberta, it always feels a little strange going east instead of west in winter, until I’m there and then it all makes sense.

  • A city shaped by the Skeena River, Terrace is a wildly raw and beautiful place. Freshwater rivers bound for the ocean and the mountains reach for the sky. This dramatic landscape entertains outdoor lovers with endless opportunities for adventure. Naturally, we have a few ideas about where to start for your next Terrace visit.

  • Stewart, B.C., the single name and two letters following make me giddy just thinking about finally seeing what I’ve heard and dreamed about so much. The drive up was filled with slices of Indigenous culture, glimpses at the rich Gold Rush history and a tease of the mountains waiting for us to explore them.

  • Snow banks taller than myself line the streets of Smithers, a sure sign that this incredible snow haven is in good winter form. Whether arriving by plane, car or Via Rail, your first glimpse of town will without doubt steal your heart and whisk you into the mountainous magic that surrounds you. 

  • A timeless log lodge and matching nearby cabins adorn the base of Troll Resort. The authenticity of a uncommercialized ski resort and its romantic vibe is what drew us in.

  • The winding mountainous road comes to an end at Barkerville, but this is not where the adventure ends, it only means you simply no longer require a vehicle. With countless ways to explore Barkerville it’s important to introduce this town with a bit of history to begin to grasp the scope of this place.

  • British Columbia, home to the most ski resorts anywhere in Canada, transforms into a winter playground not just for skiers and riders, but outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. And that includes those who like to party like its 1979 or ’89. The Fernie Retro Weekend is just one of dozens of events happening slope-side this winter, right around the time of the much-needed Spring Break season. There are also film festivals, thrilling ski races of the traditional and non-traditional kind, plus craft beer and wine tastings.

  • Another winter week has come and gone and it was jam-packed with skiing, snowboarding and everything winter that all of us SnowSeekers admire. Take a moment and walk down memory lane with us, having a look at the cool things that happened in our collective winter wonderlands. Here are some of our favourite photos and videos from resorts across Western Canada.