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.

  • Historically Black Friday was a shopping day, or should we say shopping frenzy held the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It’s been called the “kickoff to Christmas shopping day” since 1952.

  • Grande Prairie, AB – Closing in on 60 years of serving the communities which surround it, Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park was happy to say that with the hard work of its snow making crews, the resort was able to have a soft opening on Nov. 17.

  • Cold Lake, AB – You have to love alpine fans. Nothing will deter them, not even living on the Prairies. Prairie topography may be devoid of mountains, but it’s not devoid of big hills and alpine fans definitely make use of them.

  • It's another fantastic weekend for slope fans as Marmot Basin opened today and tomorrow, we can say hello to Pass Powderkeg and the first hill in British Columbia – Sun Peaks.

  • Yahoo! It's time to get out and have some fun. Get your skis and boards tuned up, because the ski resorts in Alberta and British Columbia are open for the 2018/2019 season.

  • It’s official! Winter is here and ski season has started in Western Canada and everyone is smiling ear-to-ear. In the last 48 hours, five ski resorts have turned on their chairlifts in Alberta.

  • As you ride the chairlift to the top of your favourite run, are you thinking about the fresh tracks you are about to carve? Or are you hoping you are going to get value out of how much you just paid to have the privilege of sitting on that "easy access to the summit" chair? 

  • When Eddie the Eagle (Michael Edwards) finished last in both his ski jumping events in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, he landed first in the hearts of Calgarians and the world. Did he care that he was last? No. Did Calgary care? No.

  • You know this topic is trending around the world eh? The world is watching, so why don’t we harness it with something more positive, than negative!

  • Ever since that little bundle of joy came into your life, you’ve been dreaming of the day you can drift through the powder or shred through the trees together, teaching that little tike all your tricks and skills. Ah yeah, what a dream. But aaaah, what a headache when the bills start to fly. Winter sports are not cheap. Here are some ways to keep the dream alive without spending their college fund.

  • When you really think about it, what exactly is a moment?

    Why are some moments so electric, it leaves an impression on your soul?

  • Running and cycling all summer is great but it’s not the only exercise that will keep you ready for ski season. Use the next few months to ramp up the squats, lunges, agility and balance so your legs and mind are ready for the slopes. Here are some interesting ways to build up those quads and glutes without a gym membership.

  • Does the latest round of snow fall got you fired up? Last week’s legendary snow falls across the Rockies (see this Powder Magazine story) – and our webcam round up from last week – in some cases 50cms in 24 hours! Maybe it's time to start thinking about a job in the mountains...

  • 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.

  • Being a legacy company of the 2010 Winter Olympics, I get “it.”

    In my role as a volunteer @YesCalgary2026 ambassador, I’ve heard many comments over this summer on what people think regarding the potential of welcoming back the winter Olympics to Western Canada. Those comments ran the gamut – negative, positive and also neutral.