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.

  • A series of snow-laden weather systems have dumped prolific amounts of snow on some Western Canadian ski resorts this past week.

  • 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 2019/2020 season.

  • 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? 

  • 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.

  • September is here, and you know what that means!? Early season snow fall.

  • You can expect heavier than normal snowfalls for 2019-2020 winter season in western Canada, The Old Farmers’ Almanac predicts. That might stir feelings of dread for daily commuters, but it’s the best kind of news for powder hounds like us.

  • A new season means new infrastructure, events and more!

  • Ah summer is finally here, some of us choose to spend it at the lake, or in campgrounds. But here at SnowSeekers we choose to dream about snowier days and cold temperatures.

  • Days are getting longer and the grass may yet get green, but don’t let spring cleaning get in the way of your weekend fun. Now is possibly some of the best skiing of the season. Not only is the snow great, so are the activities. All the ski resorts are cranking up the après ski events. Check out the list below and make sure to get in on some incredible spring skiing.

  • March 27, 2019 – End of March and the hills are getting a dump of pow! We all know spring skiing is about getting in early morning turns on beautiful corduroy groomed runs and apres time starting early afternoon on the deck with tunes blaring, but this fresh snowfall could mean the DJs might be playing to a sparse crowd this weekend. Yahoo! Don't miss out – there's pow stashes just waiting for you. 

  • 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.

  • Wait…I mean STOP! Just because the cities are warming up and the snow is melting doesn’t mean the ski season is over. HELL NO! I mean…on the contrary, it’s only beginning! Spring skiing has so many advantages from longer daylight, warmer weather and goggle tans. Check our list of fun times at many of our favourite resorts and remember two things; party responsibly and wear protection. I’m talking about designating a driver and wearing sunscreen and goggles. What did you think I was talking about? I guess it is spring fever time so yes, pack all the protection.

  • Cold Lake, AB – Kinosoo Ridge is a ski and snowboard destination that makes magic happen and now that it’s spring, that magic is happening in every learn to ride and ski camps the hill is hosting this month.

  • In 1977, the community of Fort St. James pulled together to create Murray Ridge, a relatively unknown ski hill in Northern B.C. Located 175km northwest of Prince George and only 14km from Fort St. James, home of the volunteers that make the lifts spin each day. Murray Ridge offers one of the North’s best examples of how a small community can create something that is truly special.

  • Ten-day party at SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon, British Columbia, March 22-31, features adrenaline sport contests, music and wine tasting.