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.

  • 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.

  • The Okanagan’s other mega winter resort - Vernons’ SilverStar - is celebrating its 60th birthday this year and Ullr has been generous with the gift giving. The area hasn’t seen so much snow in 68 years. Here’s a look at the results of all those snow dances.

  • Snow Immersion Suffocation (SIS) is deadly for skiers and snowboarders. Learn tips to keep yourself safe this winter.

  • You know your kids are pumped and impressed by the scenery when they’re snapping photos and singing songs about snow from the back seat as you’re driving down the highway.


    That’s what’s happening in our car as we wind our way down highways 507 and 774 toward Pincher Creek.

  • It’s hard to be humble when you are so proud of the athletes who represented Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. These athletes are bringing home more Olympic medals than any other winter since the Winter Olympic Games started in 1924.

  • 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.