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.

  • I’ve spent 15 years documenting the ski industry in Western Canada and during that time, I’ve discovered many cool things that define what it means to “Ski B.C.”

  • Peaks soar above. Snow piles up above car rooflines, and terrain for backcountry touring stretches seemingly endlessly. Here, there are no motors running, no crowds, no distractions. Just you, your friends and the bowls, ridges and glades to play in.

  • After witnessing and shooting one of the most stunning sunrises of my life from the peak of Hudson Bay Mountain, I was intrigued by the small mountain community I saw on my way up. It turns out there are a handful of people who live on the mountain and whole-heartedly embrace this place.

  • This leg of our SkiNorthBC expedition brought us to a little place called Smithers, located in northwestern B.C., halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Smithers has a small but mighty population of just more than 5,400.

  • Shames Mountain is a little bit different than most ski hills I've skied in my life. Unlike most places where people strap on their boards for a whooping good time, Shames is actually owned by the people of the town.

  • Our SkiNorthBC Expedition kicked off in Terrace, B.C. But before I even landed, I got some insights into the place I was about to visit, because my seat mate on the plane was a Terrace local.

  • The Bulkley River flows through the valley, looking down on Smithers, B.C., from the slopes of Hudson Bay Mountain. It's a view that is nothing short of epic.

  • Perhaps SnowSeekers needs to drop a new website every week!  Last Thursday night Feb 2, we released our new website (which is still in beta so bear with us as we shovel out).  It started snowing Friday morning in many spots across Western Canada and for many it hasn’t stopped since.

  • Ski resorts across Western Canada have seen some EPIC snowfall these last few days! Records were broken in many communities and if there’s ever been such a thing as too much snow, this storm might be getting close.

  • It started Friday February 3, 2017 around noon and hasn’t stopped. It’s the storm of the season that has DELIVERED across much of BC and Alberta this past three days and more to come.

  • Imagine using the beautiful wilds of northern British Columbia’s winter as your laboratory. For a long time, Terrace, B.C. local Hansie Mudhenk, has done exactly that every day.

  • I was skiing with a friend who is has confidence to jump off any precipice. Me? My skis have always been snow magnets and rarely left the surface - until that day. Ian was determined to jump into this bowl and the rest of us would have to follow because as he said, “So what if you fall?”

  • Chances are you’ve seen the beer commercials in which contest winners are flown into a magical land near a frosty mountain range for a game of hockey.

  • It takes about an hour, I'd say, before the charms of Castle Mountain sink in. After checking into the no-frills hostel and claiming a ramshackle locker, I slap on the boards and embark on the two-chair ride to the rocky, snow-smeared summit.

  • When I heard I was going to ski a mountain resort mysteriously named “‘Troll,” I knew this place was somehow different from the other ski hills. It became my mission to find out what made it so unique.