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.

  • 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.

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    When is the last time you had the chance to consider just how many options there are to #SkiBC?
     
    Last year you might have caught a SnowSeekers story about our pal Ted Shred has he made it his seven-year odyssey to ski every single spot across Western Canada.  When you look at the map below, how many have you explored?
  • As our group of skiers float with abandon down a stunning run of untouched powder, we're acting like a bunch of teenagers - giggling, tumbling, laughing and shouting.

  • I've loved Sun Peaks from the moment I first arrived a decade ago. The remote location and mellow attitude guarantee folks are here for the snow. This "outdoors first" attitude, coupled with a little luxe lowdown, creates exactly the off-piste camaraderie I crave.

  • I almost feel guilty saying this living so close to world-class ski hills, but when it comes to skiing, my family barely has the basics down.

  • Making my own tracks on a guided snowshoe tour with knowledgeable Manning Park Resort guide Janja Klemencic, I spot footprints that were not made by humans. "It's the snowshoe hare!" Janja says. The very namesake for our footwear was hopping through Manning's pine forest and leaving its mark.

  • They're known as the Naughty Neighbours. You might notice this gaggle of adventure-minded folks who call SilverStar Mountain Resort home for all or a good part of the winter.