Stories

  • Sunshine Village has opened it's doors to the public for it's earliest opening in 30 years! Four Chairlifts including Wawa, Strawberry, Jackrabbit and Wolverine, one magic carpet and one 8-passenger gondola starting turning this morning and we are expecting an awesome season at the resort. Currently, the mountain has a base of over 69 cm of snow. 

  • Banff, Alberta, Canada- Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort will be the first resort in Canada to open its doors to ski and snowboard enthusiasts on Thursday, November 3, 2016. This is Sunshine?s earliest opening in over 30 years.

  • When buying a hotel/ski package, many resorts offer a 'free' day of skiing on the arrival day. If you are booking a getaway this winter, make sure to ask about this! Time your travel - even if it means leaving home at 4am - to take advantage of this freebie!

  • The snow continues to fall and resorts across Western Canada are feverishly preparing for their opening days. Here's your SnowSeekers hotsheet on "What's New" at your favourite ski resorts this winter.

  • With all this amazing snowfall over the last few weeks, we are getting stoked for winter! One of the best ways to improve opening day is to break out the wax and get your skis and snowboard gliding like new again.

  • Fall 2016 snow has hit across the Powder Highway, the world's most concentred series of snow-filled destination's on the planet.

  • On Thursday October 13th, ski film Ascent To Powder - Tale of a Ski Town, will bring the Fernie story to audiences starting 6pm EST at the Toronto Snow Show and on Tourism Fernie's digital platforms an hour later at 7pm EST. 

  • Ah yes, it's that time of the year again. We can all feel it in the colder nights, darker mornings. Mountains have begun getting their first taste of snowfall. This past week, the Canadian Rockies were heavily hit with the white stuff receiving more than 30cm of powder.

  • Red Bull and legendary snowboarder Travis Rice's new film project The Fourth Phase, made its Canadian premiere this past Saturday and we were there to bring you this review.

  • We can all feel it as the mornings and nights become chillier, and the mountaintops become dusted with white - winter is coming. The summer was great, but winter - we missed you.

  • A monumental occurrence just happened: the first snow of the season fell on many of our favourite places across the Canadian Rockies.

  • Nothing quite says spring skiing like bears coming out of hibernation and hitting the ski slopes, which happened not just once, but twice, this past in Alberta's Rockies. The bears were spotted roaming the slopes of Marmot Basin and Lake Louise.
  • Whistler?s epic spring closer, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival celebrates its 21st year as one of the best spring festivals on the planet from April 8-17, 2016.

  • With an eight hour ferry crossing from our home on Haida Gwaii, to the mainland, it?s always an epic adventure. But this time, we were in search of that fresh powder that would be dumped on the mountains by those storms we were following.

  • Near midnight the milky smear of clouds that guarded what lay beyond ? an infinite jet-black sky salted with stars, planets, distant galaxies, and, most importantly, the celebrated aurora borealis ? starts to break.