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.

  • FERNIE, BC — The town of Fernie was established for its coal mines but when the town saw a downturn in the coal industry in 1961, there was an upswing in skiing interest.

  • PEACE RIVER, AB — My last Alberta road trip started off as it usually does. My boyfriend and I have our heads in a map, determining which secondary highway or off-the-beaten-path route we are going to take.

  • RED MOUNTAIN, BC — After all the adventures you’ll find in Rossland, British Columbia, and on the slopes of Red Mountain, you are going to need a solid place to call home.

  • When you walk up the line, you are greeted with a symphony of sounds: howls, whines, and barking.

  • Whether you’ve spent the day skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing or dogsledding, at the end of the day there is nothing like a good pint of beer to quench your thirst.

  • BIG WHITE, BC — Minimal traverses and big, big snows make Big White the perfect destination for those of us on a board. This resort, situated about 40 minutes out of Kelowna, British Columbia, was one of the first in Western Canada to welcome snowboarders. With its epic glades, big sweeping runs and stellar terrain it really is a snowboarder’s mountain.

  • BIG WHITE, BC — Big White’s appeal is in its charm – a well designed mountain that has a tonne of options to keep any beginner or intermediate skier or snowboarder busy for a week.

  • Located approx. 350 kilometres west of Edmonton, Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, you will find a little piece of true wilderness nirvana.

  • Doc Pow gives some insight into how to find the most stellar views from Marmot's ridgelines.

  • In addition to Marmot Basin Ski Resort, Jasper National Park offers up some stellar winter adventures sure to keep any snow seeker stoked. One of the most popular attractions in the winter is Maligne Canyon.

  • BIG WHITE, BC — Resorts today are so much more than just downhill ski and snowboard runs and Big White Ski Resort is no exception. The resort, located a short drive away from Kelowna, British Columbia, offers an impressive collection of on mountain snow activities in its Adventure Park.

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE, BC — Sometimes it’s just good to get off the slopes for a while. Now before all of you die-hard skiers and riders start sending me blistering e-mails, there are times when this does happen - admit it, especially if you have spent your days floating down the pow courtesy of RK Heli-Ski which is located right on mountain. 

  • Staying right in the Town of Banff is stellar. Banff, located in Alberta’s Banff National Park, hums with activity: a rockin’ nightlife, great family activities, plenty of accommodation options and of course, some excellent dining. 

  • SILVERSTAR, BC — SilverStar Resort, just outside of Vernon, British Columbia, has integration down to a science. There’s not many snow destinations around where both nordic and alpine fans can enjoy some incredible runs and still be able to have lunch together at the top of the mountain.

  • Continually ranked at the top of the charts as one of the most spacious ski resorts, Lake Louise Ski Area can take a week to tackle.