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.

  • Doc Pow gives some insight into how to find the most stellar views from Marmot's ridgelines.

  • BIG WHITE, BC ? Resorts today are so much more than just downhill ski and snowboard runs and Big White Ski Resort is no exception. The resort, located a short drive away from Kelowna, British Columbia, offers an impressive collection of on mountain snow activities in its Adventure Park.

  • LAKE LOUISE, AB ? Banff?s Ice Magic is an event like something from the pages of a storybook. A mystical setting along the majestic Lake Louise is more than enough to make this one of the world?s most well attended ice carving festivals.

  • KICKING HORSE, BC ? The anticipation was as thick as the powder we were all waiting for. It was 8:20 p.m. on a Saturday morning and Kicking Horse Resort was just about ready to crack its season wide open.

  • KIMBERLEY, BC ? Tucked away in the East Kootenays in British Columbia is a resort that defies it?s reputation. Part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies family, for many, Kimberley Alpine Resort is a family resort and it is ? but a family resort that caters to every member of the family, including those who love to dive into chutes and hit the glades.

  • PANORAMA, BC ? All I could hear was the sound of boots stomping down the hallway ? and plenty of laugher. It?s not the sound you want to wake up to when you?ve only been asleep for a couple of hours.

  • Doc Pow visited the Town of Banff and had a very adventurous and varied visit as he approached the slopes from a different perspective, by doing some winter hiking on Mount Rundle. 

  • 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.

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE, BC ? Sometimes it?s just good to get off the slopes for a while. Now before all of you die-hard skiers and riders start sending me blistering e-mails, there are times when this does happen - admit it, especially if you have spent your days floating down the pow courtesy of RK Heli-Ski which is located right on mountain. 

  • Staying right in the Town of Banff is stellar. Banff, located in Alberta?s Banff National Park, hums with activity: a rockin? nightlife, great family activities, plenty of accommodation options and of course, some excellent dining.