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.

  • GOLDEN, BC — If you’re looking to tweak a backcountry adventure this year, a day of helicopter-assisted ski touring adds a whole new dimension to enjoying winter, especially when combined with the magic of flight.

  • BANFF, AB — Well what can I say. Sunshine Village just never seems to disappoint! But who would be disappointed in mid-May strapped to a snowboard? I certainly can’t think of anyone.

  • BANFF, AB — The history of Sunshine Village, found in one of the world’s most recognized parks – Canada’s Banff National – is a storied one. In the early 20s Sunshine Meadows, which is now home to Sunshine Village, had been a popular camping spot.

  • BANFF AB — It’s funny how I get the butterflies, a little nervous to be on the snow. Me! I have been a snowboarder for over eight years now, but I grew up a skier, so once in a while I get to put on the sticks and head out for ski.

  • Even just standing at the lip of it is intimidating. Sunshine Village’s Delirium Dive is infamous amoungst skiers and snowboarders across Canada, and it’s only one of three free ride zones here – the other two being Wild West and Silver City.

  • BANFF, AB — I would suggest it’s one of this country’s coolest accommodation options. There is nothing like the arrival to the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Picture it – it’s night, it’s snowing and you arrive pretty much to a deserted parking lot.

  • What one receives out of life comes back to how much passion one brings to the table. With the return of Charlie Locke to one of North America’s most iconic snowbound destinations, not only is the passion back at Lake Louise Mountain Resort, its heart and soul is stronger than ever.

  • Lake Louise Village has accommodations and amenities for all kinds of travellers, whether one wishes to stay at the decadent Chateau Lake Louise or the more affordable Lake Louise Inn or taste the best pizza in the area at the Timberwolf Lodge.

  • LAKE LOUISE, AB — The village of Lake Louise offers an endless supply of chances to re-connect with nature and enjoy some outstanding snowbound adventures.

  • REVELSTOKE, BC — Any area called the Snorkel Glades has got to be good.  Found within Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s impressive tenure, this place offers up some stellar opportunities to get into the pow.

  • TERRACE, BC – In Terrace, British Columbia, being a pioneer isn’t just something special, it’s the norm.

  • TERRACE, BC — Have you ever been swept away by a place so much that you just didn’t want to leave? It’s exactly what happened to my buddy, Dave Wilson on his first trip in a chopper with Northern Escape Heli-Skiing.

  • TERRACE, BC — Shames, located just outside of Terrace, British Columbia, is the type of place where you can easily get in powder tracks with little to no effort, because they are everywhere.

  • TERRACE, BC — "Looking back on the perfect powder 8’s that we laid, it was amazing," said a good friend of mine, Julie Henderson after another glorious day with Northern Escape Heli-Skiing (NEH) which is located about 30 minutes outside of Terrace, British Columbia.

  • REVELSTOKE, BC — Local history plays an important role in Revelstoke Mountain Resort which has a skiing link that dates back to the late 1800s.