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.

  • 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 22nd year as one of the best spring festivals on the planet.

  • 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.

  • Meet our SnowSeekers authors and contributors.
  • My crew and I set ashore in Jasper for a March layover at The Crimson Hotel, on the trail of the Marmot treasure. I've frequented these parts long enough to know that when many Edmontonians start polishing their golf clubs or greasing their crank sets, Marmot Basin still has lots of powder potential.