Stories

  • Forget the last 16,000 years, our story starts back in early 1960s when local residents saw a nearby slope as the perfect place to throw down a toboggan.

  • What if your new husband said, "Let's go to the middle of snow-covered Nowhere, B.C. for a honeymoon." Then stay two years before going back home to Norway, but only long enough to pack up the house to move back?

  • A few things have changed in the four decades it?s been operational but one thing has stayed the same. Murray Ridge started out operated by the non-profit Fort St. James Ski Club and it still is today with the mandate to offer affordable skiing to the local population - and anyone else who happens to stop by.

  • On Monday, November 16, Calgary?s Village Brewery played host to the city?s second-ever Mappy Hour, this time featuring Tom Babin, author of ?Frost Bike? and avid cyclist.

  • You're Canadian. You have rear-wheel drive or all-season tires and you know how to handle a vehicle on snow and ice, thank you very much. These are just some of the common reasons drivers don't put winter tires on their vehicles.

  • Edmonton is a winter city, and if you embrace winter and get outside, you may discover something special, unique and yes ? even fun ? about our winter season.

  • Maybe Penticton wants to keep this ski resort all to itself. We can?t blame them, actually.

  • Vista Ridge?s modern-day riches are skiing and all-season fun. Covered rink and air-filled pillows for wipeouts, anyone?

  • Stand in the middle of the village at Sun Peaks Resort and look at the faces of the people walking by. There?s something going on but you just can?t put your finger on it.

  • Bonnyville and Cold Lake, AB., are almost 800 kilometres from the closest mountain ski resort. That didn't deter the ski bums at CFB Cold Lake in the late 1970s.

  • It's gone from zero to hero in two weeks now, and doesn't show any signs of stopping. #WinterisHere is a collection of the most up-to-date reports on conditions at resorts across Alberta and B.C.

  • You can almost hear the Frank Sinatra tunes, hearkening back to an early, more pleasant time of flying as you walk onto the tarmac and step into the prop plane, waving to the pilot before finding your seat.

  • Wouldn't it be cool to fly around looking for the perfect slope to cut some ski trails? Pretty impossible now but back in the late 1950s a local pilot, Al Linkiwich, flew over the Red Deer River Valley, east of the city of Red Deer looking for that perfect spot.

  • Skiing down Marmot Run on a clear day, you'd be forgiven for thinking that little has changed in over half a century since Marmot Basin Ski Area (then called Marmot Basin Ski-Lifts Ltd) officially launched operation in Jasper National Park in 1964.

  • It?s not easy to climb a mountain but it is the ambition of many people. Back in 1887 or ?88, the premier of Manitoba had just that dream.