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.

  • 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.

  • This year, my pre-spring break shopping did not include buying a new bikini for a beach holiday, but rather a much-needed new pair of ski boots for a few days on the slopes.

  • Heading up the mountain with excited anticipation, my Salomon rocker skis felt heavy under my feet as I rode the Huckleberry Chair to our cat ski meeting place. My regular, trusty all-mountain skis would have to sit this day out, after 15 centimetres of snow had fallen the night before, creating - to our collective delight - deep powder conditions.

  • Avid snow seekers tend to have the blinders on when it comes to other things to do in winter. Chasing the pow is all we do. But. Yes, there is a but. But sometimes we need to poke our heads out from under the drift and see what else there is to do near our favourite double black.

  • Just say ?Spring skiing? and all the snow hounds around you giggle with delight. The thoughts of longer days, sunnier skies and wild après ski festivities come to mind.

  • I recently watched a couple of videos that inspired me, both of which you will find within this story. The first showcases a recent TED talk featuring life stories from one of the world's most powerful people in the entertainment industry, the other showcases a young girl's first time ever learning to ski at Jasper's Marmot Basin.

  • When you?re trying to keep up with a Guinness World Record holder, stamina trumps technique.

  • When thinking of spring break you might fill your mind with sandy beaches, pina coladas and sunsets. But that's only one way to reward yourself from the 9-5 grind.
  • Luxury in the backcountry? Hard to imagine those two things go together so well. But at Skoki Lodge, luxury isn?t an understatement.

     

  • If you're a skier of boarder that has ignored Panorama Ski Resort, do you know what you?re missing?

  • Sun Peaks Resort, which has recently grown to a whopping 4,270 acres of in-bound ski terrain with the addition of two new areas for the 2014-15 winter. Is good enough for second place behind sprawling Whistler-Blackcomb, which still holds down the No. 1 spot in North America.

  • Photographer Abby Cooper checks out Fernie Alpine Resort. See her photos here.

  • Mappy Hour is an incredible event where winter enthusiasts meet and discuss adventures and become inspired by their surroundings. But why does this matter? Well, one Mappy Hour attendee told us exactly that. "I often struggle with the duality of my life. I am a living embodiment of "street to peak", spending my weekdays working in a corporate hub, trying to steal nature moments in urban natural spaces and who tries to spend every moment of my weekends playing in the mountains, I sometimes ask myself if it is worth it.

  • Before coming to Canada from India, Chaitanya and Tejas Gautam had never seen snow, much less played in it.