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.

  • “It’s said we carry our ancestors wherever we go. Knowing I was in this special place, where I know my ancestors have been and being able to talk with them in this magical setting,” says Myia Antone, co-founder of Indigenous Women Outdoors, of her backcountry skiing experiences.

  • The ski and riding season is going to look a little different this year. But hey, nothing is getting in the way of our excitement for snow-filled days at our favourite western Canada resorts. We’re happy to follow the resorts’ Covid-19 protocols for the sake of some sweet bluebird days on the slopes. We’re seriously counting down the days, buying up early bird passes, tuning our boards and skis – and stealing a few moments during our workdays for a peek at resort webcams. Shhh, don’t tell the boss.

  • This year got off to a pretty unprecedented start, and it meant a lot of ski resorts closed in early March. Lucky for us, the end of the year looks much brighter for skiers and snowboarders who are ready to hit the slopes.

  • Exploring the great outdoors isn't limited to the warmer months. It's just as fun, and just as good for your body, to get outside during winter. We're especially stoked on this upcoming season, and we want to share just a few reasons why this is the year to spend more time outside in the snow. 

  • A lot has happened in Alberta and British Columbia since last season, and there's so much to know as we prepare for the upcoming winter! From early bird deals at your favourite resorts, the winter weather forecast, and the chance to work on the hill, we've got everything you need to know. 

  • It might only be August but it looks like folks throughout Alberta and British Columbia are just as stoked to hit the hills as we are! Here are a few posts, snowfalls, and announcements to get you excited for the upcoming season. 

  • This year was an amazing ski and snowboard season before it was cut short. Let’s make sure we don't miss out in 2020/2021.

    Try these ideas to support your local hill, help the industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, and give yourself a reason to #StayStoked.

  • Nothing beats seeing a happy doggo running through the snow. Jaw dragging, mouth open and scooping snow like a backhoe. Of course, when you add that the dog is at work, the awwww factor soars. We did a little Instagram trolling to find some happy puppies at work and play.

  • It’s an unprecedented year for western Canada’s beloved ski hills and its turning into an unprecedent spring. 

  • Wow, wasn’t that the week that felt like a lifetime. With the barrage of bad news about the Coronavirus from every corner of the planet – cancelled trips, self-isolation, social distancing, panic shopping and toilet paper hoarding (??!!) – we’re seriously thinking about only one thing: how to escape this madness.

  • You've got to totally love this time of year. More daylight, extended hours for the lifts and its warmer – and I mean way warmer. Best part is, every resort is cranking up the activities to keep you playing in the snow. 

  • When the announcement was made that Powder King was on its way to hitting over 1,000 cm of total snow accumulation for this season, it was a no-brainer that it was time to go find this snowy resort.

  • This is it folks. The best and the worst part of the ski season. The worst because we are already taking about spring skiing and the best…because we are talking about spring skiing!

  • While most of British Columbia had a slow start to the winter, Troll was covered in snow and opened a week earlier than usual. When we arrived, we were blessed with some sunny, warmer weather in the morning and the groomers were in excellent shape thanks to the local trail team. So, let's dive into some awesome experiences we had the pleasure of having on our SnowSeekers’ visit.