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.

  • 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.

  • Gather your friends for a quick winter escape that will have them gazing at frozen waterfalls, jagged peaks, frozen lakes and then whooping it up down the slopes ? all in one day.

  • On the first weekend in December I walked into Home Hardware, an Osoyoos landmark since 1942, and the aroma of fresh-baked cookies hit me like a warm hug.

  • If you are planning to hit the slopes, this festive season make sure to read this SnowSeekers guide to seasonal survival! Here are a few things to remember to make your day on the slopes as magical, and hassle-free, as possible.

  • As opening days for mountain resorts across Western Canada start to roll in, our Instagram and Facebook feeds are showcasing a flurry of ski and snowboard action. Not everyone wants to lug around a fancy camera to capture their day on the slopes ? here are some tips including a few from SnowSeeker and Instagram influencer PhotoJBartlett on how to take better photos of ski/snowboard action.

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    As opening days for mountain resorts across Western Canada start to roll in, our Instagram and Facebook feeds are showcasing a flurry of ski and snowboard action. Not everyone wants to lug around a fancy camera to capture their day on the slopes ? here are some tips including a few from SnowSeeker and Instagram influencer PhotoJBartlett on how to take better photos of ski/snowboard action.

  • Ullr is widely known by many SnowSeekers as the God of Snow. But was he really?

  • Unless you ride Sunshine (lucky you, they're open) your local resort hasn't opened yet, but their lifts will most likely begin to turn within the month.

  • Whistler Blackcomb has been giving us white dreams for the last month as snowy photo after snowy photo has accumulated on their social channels. Finally, they seem to be on the edge of pressing go, stating in their latest press release that "with favourable early season conditions, the resort can always be counted on to open early.

  • This is a story of the community that kept its heritage alive and while you reading this story, I ask you to question what lengths you?d go to keep your passion around?

  • 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.