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.

  • Running and cycling all summer is great but it’s not the only exercise that will keep you ready for ski season. Use the next few months to ramp up the squats, lunges, agility and balance so your legs and mind are ready for the slopes. Here are some interesting ways to build up those quads and glutes without a gym membership.

  • This year, my pre-spring break shopping did not include buying a new bikini for a beach holiday, but rather a much-needed new pair of ski boots for a few days on the slopes.

  • Sept. 13, 2018 – With reports of snow coming in from pretty much everywhere, we thought we’d bring you the first installment of our webcam roundup for the 2018/19 season. Why? It may be the first serious snow of the season, but those white flakes have us stoked. We want to get you dreaming of dropping into sweet chutes, carving perfect turns and face plants! #WinterisComing

  • Being a legacy company of the 2010 Winter Olympics, I get “it.”

    In my role as a volunteer @YesCalgary2026 ambassador, I’ve heard many comments over this summer on what people think regarding the potential of welcoming back the winter Olympics to Western Canada. Those comments ran the gamut – negative, positive and also neutral.

  • A generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. Calgary council votes Sept. 10 on whether to keep the process alive, and its citizens will have their say in a plebiscite on Nov. 13. What are the risks and rewards in hosting the Games? What might they do for the region? Can we recapture the magic of ’88? 

  • A generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. What are the risks and rewards in hosting the Games? What might they do for the region? Can we recapture the magic of ’88? The DECISION 2026 series, in partnership with Calgary’s Business, explores these and other questions. 

  • A generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. What are the risks and rewards in hosting the Games? What might they do for the region? Can we recapture the magic of ’88? The DECISION 2026 series, in partnership with Calgary’s Business, explores these and other questions. 

  • There is so much to gain by volunteering for something that can bring so much good to your community. Volunteering not only benefits your community, it benefits you. Volunteering will help you gain amazing new skills that can transition easily into both your personal and professional lives, and those skills will last forever. And, just think of the new friends you'll make.

  • Are you ready for ski and snowboard season? We sure are! Check out our list of openings and get ready for a great 2018/19 season on the slopes.

  • The 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary created a legacy that would span decades and shape the spirit of the city. As a kid, I remember feeling the immense pride knowing that my hometown would be the final stop on the flame torch relay and be hosting the games.

  • Arg! It’s mid-June! Will this summer ever end?

    Maybe I want to be like Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Wilson moved his grand piano into a sandbox built in his house so that he could keep his toes in the sand while he wrote the band's iconic beach-themed music. Problem with a box of snow under the desk is – it melts into the renter’s place below me. So instead of sloshing around on a wet carpet and getting the neighbour upset, I’m on a quest for summer skiing.

  • What’s flying faster than the Winnipeg Jets? Jet’s-themed merchandise off the shelves of every shelf, hat rack and hanger in Winnipeg. As the NHL team from the smallest market heads to game two of the Round 3 match-up with the Vegas Golden Knights, the city planted around Portage and Main prepares for enormous crowds.

  • Going into game seven is nerve-wracking. There is soooo much on the line. Arenas, bars, basements and outdoor parks in Canada were a flurry of white jersey-clad fans anxiously cheering on the Winnipeg Jets. Within 11 minutes of the first puck-drop, the fans were whipped into a blizzard.

  • Ya gotta totally love this time of year. More daylight, extended hours for the lifts and its warmer – and I mean waay warmer. Best part is, every resort is cranking up the activities to keep you playing in the snow. Some resorts are banking on record breaking snow conditions to take us well into May but here is a round up of activities to plan for right away. Don’t forget the sun screen and the eye protection!!!

  • It’s so hard to talk about the closing dates of the mountain resorts when the snow keeps falling. This has got to be one of the best pow day seasons on the record books. The average snowfall year-to-date was smashed at many resorts.

    But alas, all good things do come to an end. Grab a hankie and get ready to sob as we list the last day at your favourite Western Canadian resorts.