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.

  • Nov. 15, 2018 – With reports of snow overnight and more to come, here's today's refreshed Webcam Roundup. Four hills opened last weekend and three more will open this weekend – don't know about you, but we just can't help but grin.  #ThinkSnow

  • 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? Lift tickets are creeping over a $100 at all the major resorts. So, unless you have a nice auntie who buys you a season pass each year, you need to take advantage of the savings that can be found through the resorts and third-party ticket sellers.

  • 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!

  • Ever since that little bundle of joy came into your life, you’ve been dreaming of the day you can drift through the powder or shred through the trees together, teaching that little tike all your tricks and skills. Ah yeah, what a dream. But aaaah, what a headache when the bills start to fly. Winter sports are not cheap. Here are some ways to keep the dream alive without spending their college fund.

  • When you really think about it, what exactly is a moment?

    Why are some moments so electric, it leaves an impression on your soul?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Does the latest round of snow fall got you fired up? Last week’s legendary snow falls across the Rockies (see this Powder Magazine story) – and our webcam round up from last week – in some cases 50cms in 24 hours! Maybe it's time to start thinking about a job in the mountains...

  • 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.

  • 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.