• "Quirky and in need of some lipstick" is how Jason Crawford, of Castle Mountain describes his resort to me.  But in the same mouthful, Castle's sales and marketing manager tells me, "You won’t find another ski resort in Alberta quite like it."

  • I’ve become a skiing wimp in my middle-age. Black diamond runs that I would have once skied with abandon have little appeal. Fortunately, cruisers especially the groomers with untracked corduroy and mogul runs, providing the moguls come in nice shapes, remain perennial favourites - my skiing days are hardly over.

  • Win a pair of Bollé Goggles


    It was the last day of spring skiing at Sunshine Village and even though it was raining in the Bow Valley we were determined to get that last day in. Tossing caution to the wind, we left our goggles and sunglasses in the car. "Who needs em? It's overcast!"

  • The debate rages on in my head about whether it’s easier to schedule a family or friends winter ski trip. On the one hand, telling our kids what to do is something only the bossiest among us would try to pull off with friends. On the other hand, our friends tend not to melt down…

  • The fright on my partner Jamie's face captures it after we'd bundled up and got all our gear on. It being my own inner skepticism and fear I'd break bones while attempting to learn to ski again. I'd nearly injured myself a few years back and was admittedly skittish, though excited to try again.

  • Zipping around in a cart, looking at prime real estate lots for sale, followed by 18 holes and a delicious lunch. No, I wasn't at a South Okanagan golf resort, I was bundled up for the powder and sunshine at Baldy Mountain Resort checking out their latest offerings.

  • Ski and boarding season is full-on. Jump in the car, sprint to the resorts, crash through some moguls and search for pockets of powder. Then sprint back to the city or..not. Our favourite resorts are doing all sorts of clever things to keep us entertained well after the lifts have closed and January has some of the best events going. Check these out and start planning.

  • We jumped right on the big chairlift, confident that the kids were ready to ski Red Deer's Canyon Ski Resort top to bottom after a banner year of growth the previous season. Then, at the top of Powder Horn, my youngest son and my daughter - ages four and seven, respectively - got nervous.

  • Terrace sits on the Skeena River amidst the Coast Mountain Range in Norther British Columbia. For your alpine fix, a trip 35kms west of Terrace will be well worth it: Shames Mountain receives an average snowfall of 1,200cm (or 480 in) annually.

  • This is always one of the most hectic times of the year: the holidays, the celebrations, the visiting in-laws? But then you add some cold temperatures and a storm front moving through the west coast and you get a recipe for some epic holiday turns that are worth the lift lines!

  • Northern B.C. has an incredible amount of winter experiences to explore. From Terrace, through Smithers, across Quesnel/Barkerville and Powder King, join SnowSeekers and our story-telling team as we take you on a tour of some pretty wild places.

  • It's that time of year when we take a minute to reflect back on the last 365 days-worth of memories before we tackle the oncoming year.

  • As we searched for a winter weekend getaway for our family, we quickly put Sun Peaks at the top of our list.

  • Make a plan with your significant other (the #SO) to take next Monday off and head up to Whistler for a mini-getaway to chase away your mid-winter blues and reconnect after festive season madness.

  • Jingle bells on two eager Clydesdales chimed as we slid through the snow on our way to a warming hut for brunch. "It's a winter wonderland!" says a young guest who was staying at Big White with her family.