• RED MOUNTAIN, BC ? When I first met Howard Katkov, president and CEO of Red Mountain Ventures in 2005, he and a few others had just bought Red Mountain Resort located deep in British Columbia?s Kootenay Mountains ? only a short drive away from the Canadian-US border.

  • Interested in a secret? There is this little known place with terrain so stellar and snow so thick, that it rounds up a few firsts for ski resorts here in Canada.

  • BANFF, AB ? Finally! After a long summer of anticipation I was back on the slopes, cleansing the soul with some crisp mountain air and the incredible views of the Canadian Rockies ? and Mother Nature had provided her own present in the form of 11 centimetres of snow over night.

  • SILVERSTAR, BC - Silver Star Resort, just outside of Vernon, British Columbia, has integration down to a science. There's not many snow destinations around where both nordic and alpine fans can enjoy some incredible runs and still be able to have lunch together at the top of the mountain.

  • FERNIE, BC ? Fernie is consistently ranked in the top 10 of various ski magazines for the quality and quantity of its powder, but I don?t need a magazine to tell me that.

  • Continually ranked at the top of the charts as one of the most spacious ski resorts, Lake Louise Ski Area can take a week to tackle.