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 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.

  • REBECCA BOLLWITT

    OSOYOOS, B.C. - 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.

  • JEREMY DERKSEN

    Red Deer, AB. - We?d 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. The run has a steep first pitch and even though both had skied blues at Marmot last season, their legs (and brains) were still regaining confidence and muscle memory. 

  • 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.

  • DOC POW
     
    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.