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.

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE, BC ? When it time for the dinner bell at Panorama Mountain Village, located in British Columbia?s Kootenay Mountains, visitors have a wide variety of options.

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE, BC ? As a full mountain village, Panorama offers exciting adventures for everyone. Whether you are a Nordic or downhill fan of the snow, Panorama?s got you covered.

  • Tucked in the southwest corner of Alberta, along the North American Continental Divide, is one of North America?s snow-filled hidden gems: Castle Mountain Resort.

  • Castle Mountain's infamous T-Bar shows the kind of hospitality that doesn't really exist anywhere else anymore.

  • Located just a short distance from Castle Mountain Resort, outside of Pincher Creek,  there exists a winter wonderland.

  • FERNIE, BC ? Back in the early years of the last century, Fernie was nearly levelled twice by two devastating fires ? one in 1904 and one in 1908.

  • FERNIE, BC ? The town of Fernie was established for its coal mines but when the town saw a downturn in the coal industry in 1961, there was an upswing in skiing interest.

  • FERNIE, BC ? It?s the only way to stay on top of it ? you?ve got to be on a pair of skis or a snowboard.

  • PEACE RIVER, AB ? My last Alberta road trip started off as it usually does. My boyfriend and I have our heads in a map, determining which secondary highway or off-the-beaten-path route we are going to take.

  • RED MOUNTAIN, BC ? Rossland, British Columbia, home to Red Mountain Resort, is a town that is stoked in ski history. It was in the late 40s that the first chair lift in Western Canada went in, with remnants that are still there today.

  • RED MOUNTAIN, BC ? After all the adventures you?ll find in Rossland, British Columbia, and on the slopes of Red Mountain, you are going to need a solid place to call home.

  • When you walk up the line, you are greeted with a symphony of sounds: howls, whines, and barking.

  • Whether you?ve spent the day skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing or dogsledding, at the end of the day there is nothing like a good pint of beer to quench your thirst.

  • BIG WHITE, BC ? Minimal traverses and big, big snows make Big White the perfect destination for those of us on a board. This resort, situated about 40 minutes out of Kelowna, British Columbia, was one of the first in Western Canada to welcome snowboarders. With its epic glades, big sweeping runs and stellar terrain it really is a snowboarder?s mountain.

  • BIG WHITE, BC ? Big White?s appeal is in its charm ? a well designed mountain that has a tonne of options to keep any beginner or intermediate skier or snowboarder busy for a week.