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.

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  • Families have been making memories at Manning Park for generations so it was fitting that Miss 604 brought her sister along for the first ski weekend of the season.

  • It was a day for the ages! Whistler Blackcomb saw one of it's best powder days in the last 7 years. See the photos here.

  • Mount Washington had a most epic opening day. Check out SnowSeekers' photos here. 

  • Looking for some great gifts this season that will please the adventurer on your shopping list? Well, we have compiled a list, including some of our favorite items, that we know any skiier or snowboarder would greatly appreciate.  

  • Thirty minutes east up a quiet road through dense forests and reclaimed clear cuts from the village of Lac La Hache, you?ll find Mount Timothy Ski Area.

  • Having conducted my own family circus for a few years now on skis, I like to pride myself on having a bit of skill as a ringmaster, even if it is a bit dramatic at times.

  • Named after the Kmberley Gold Mine in South Africa, learn how the small town of Kimberley came to be!

  • The mountains are in Chef Wolfgang Sterr?s blood. Born in the Bavarian Alps, his two passions were snowboarding and food. By the age of 18, he had graduated with his chef?s papers, and was also riding 100 days a year.

  • Imagine getting kicked by your horse so hard that your travel companions assumed you were dead? Only when they were about to toss the dirt on your grave did you come to your senses. That's what the legends say happened to James Hector in 1858 as the Scottish doctor/geologist travelled the uncharted waterways of western Canada in search of a route for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

  • In the 1890s, people arrived on horseback and train to mine the coal seams discovered rippling under the mountains that dipped towards the Elk River is southeast B.C. The town of Fernie and the mountain owe their name to the coal prospector, William Fernie who established the coal industry mining that vast Crowsnest Coal Field.

  • Canada's second largest resort, Sun Peaks, located just outside of Kamloops, has a big heart. Each year in addition to welcoming people from around the world, they host folks from the Blue Bird Foundation, building new friendships through the sport of skiing and snowboarding. 

  • The mountains are calling and you need to answer the call because the start to the 2015/16 season has been a blockbuster. You've heard the reports of epic snowfalls across many of Alberta and B.C?.s mountain destinations - and its no different at Marmot Basin. That's where I was this week, out inspecting the snowy goodness and reporting back so you know what you can look forward to. 

  • When the very first lift on a ski hill was a tow rope driven by a vehicle engine you know there?s some history. It puts a resort in a certain vintage, like well-aged Scotch.