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.

  • 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.

  • Have you had this conversation?

    “What are we doing for spring break?” says the kid holding the snowboard trying to drop hints.

    “It’s a month away…isn’t it?” says delusional parent staring at the sink of dirty dishes.

    “No, Mom…it’s starting this week.”

  • Enjoy Pincher Creek, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and more when you discover your #BucketListAB

  • Use your horseless carriage to visit the World's finest museum of horse-drawn carriages

  • Spring renewal for the soul. Adventurists, take note, look up to a wilder place, full of people filled with a potent Spring energy and sharing the stitchings of a wonderful community. For the snow enthusiast, the community of Smithers is surrounded with multiply mountain ranges, each stacked deep with snow for your enjoyment. 

  • Our two-day itinerary has you using Pincher Creek as your hub for winter activities.

  • Picture this, it’s the 1800s and gold is the topic of every conversation. There were stories of an enchanting place in the Cariboo region that offered a great deal of wealth and a chance for a new life.

  • If you think forecasting the weather is difficult, try forecasting an avalanche. Every ski resort where snow can fall in heaps, drift, freeze, thaw, grow a lip, grow a crust or blow is in danger of an avalanche. So, they all should employ a safety team who will do their absolute best at reading the forecast and how the snow is acting. Because when a slope decides to slip, it’s not a snow-globe of fluff. It’s nasty and it can kill.

  • Pincher Creek, AB – You know how folks in Pincher Creek know it’s going to be a great day for a hike? The sun is shining, and the rows of wind turbines are making lazy loops on the horizon. In the summer, those days are abundant.

  • Ok, I’ll tell you right now, heading out to #SkiPowTown is an adventure you will remember for a long time coming – if not for the rest of your life.

  • Spring skiing at Castle is a must. Grooming is impeccable and the legendary Tamarack RedChair takes skiers to the resort's top elevation of 7,463 feet, opening up access to a number of incredible areas, including long cruisers, glades, bowls and chutes.

  • Golden, B.C. – As you walk through the produce section of your favourite grocery store, plopping lettuce and spinach into your basket, think about what it takes to get those tender leaves to Eagle’s Eye Restaurant at the top of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, just outside Golden B.C. It’s 7,700 feet above sea level and it’s not that easy says the chef in charge if it all.