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.

  • Across the province of Alberta, there is a bounty of destinations for stellar snowshoeing, but there is only one where you can snowshoe while literally walking through history.

  • Here at SnowSeekers, we are open to any kind of winter pursuit. Hook yourself into Lake Newell for the chance to land yourself a new way to achieve winter zen. In this story, we take to the ice to see if we can hook some lunch during our ice fishing adventure.

  • Fort McMurray, home to the planet’s most densely populated grove of trees. Ok, I just want to get this out of the way up front. We know in 2016, Fort McMurray was home to one of the worst wildfire disasters in Canadian history, but Mother Nature is back. Please be advised, the winter experience is alive and well around here as per this account of the winter bliss we discovered in one of the world's biggest forests.

  • The city of Cold Lake and Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort are turning Family Day into Family Do It Weekend. Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort, only 20 minutes east of Cold Lake, is celebrating Snow Fever on Feb. 16 with a full day of entertainment for the family and the hardcore athletes.

  • Kelowna, B.C. – While riding up the legendary Cliff Chair at Big White, it hit me. It doesn't really matter what the weather is doing, what the snow conditions are like, just being in the mountains, skiing, recreating, hanging out with your family or friends, well, that's the most important thing. But, ask any skier, those balmy bluebird days – especially when the snow is amazing – are the cat's meow.

  • #DYK Jasper, Alberta Canada is one of the only five places on the planet earth that McDonald’s went bankrupt and had to close its doors because the locals didn’t support it? This is my kind of place, this is #MyJasper.

  • There is a place just east of Edmonton that is very good at producing winter awesome. That place is Vermilion, where it’s very Vermilion to be a winter enthusiast, even if the closest downhill ski or snowboard destination is either Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort (two hours) or Mount Joy Ski Club (45 mins).

  • It takes passion and priority to see a vision come true, and for the folks in Quesnel, their winter wonderland of experiences has been years in the making.

  • Vernon, B.C. – After making a dozen fast turns or so on the blue groomer off SilverStar's cloud-smothered summit, I dart into the trees and stop on a knoll to catch my breath. Beside me a dozen “snow ghosts” (trees completely encased in snow) framed a pristine run, gleaming with virgin powder at SilverStar Mountain Resort.

  • Kamloops, B.C. – At 7:00 am my alarm goes off, I hop out of bed, and peer out my hotel room window. It's grey and socked in. A thick layer of valley fog has settled down over Kamloops. No good can come from this, I think. Nevertheless, I ready myself for my Nordic ski adventure and hit the road to the Overlander Ski Club at the Stake Lake Nordic Ski Area, which is located approximately 25 kilometers south of Kamloops on Lac le Jeune Road.

  • What does a kick-ass winter adventure park, water slides, dinosaurs and creative culture all have in common?

  • Ski hills heading into 2020 are going to have to be innovative to stay alive; continuing to offer up experiences that ensure their audiences not only keep coming back, but offerings that bring their friends and family along with.

  • Many in the south really don’t have a clue about what is waiting for them when they #SkiNorthBC. For years now, SnowSeekers has been working with destinations like Powder King Mountain Resort to help you unlock all the potential just waiting for snow seekers like yourselves.

  • End of the road communities are home to people who make magic happen on a regular basis. Wells, a character community nestled within the Cariboo Region of B.C., is a place where you’ll experience that magic every day.

  • Barkerville Highway, BC – Growth; it’s an important aspect of human nature. Whether that growth is personal, in terms of picking up a new skill, learning a new way of life or in the case of a ski resort, the addition of new terrain and fresh amenities.