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.

  • And the Powder Alerts keep coming.

  • Immigrating to Canada isn’t easy, especially if you’re making the move from a completely different climate. Discovering that winter may mean a foot of snow and -30 C weather is jarring at best. And learning to ski or snowboard probably isn’t on the top of the list of “things to learn about Alberta” when people first immigrate – but perhaps it should be.

  • They say that what we do in the first 21 days of a new decade will help set the course for what your next 10 years will be like. So I hit up Sun Peaks, Revelstoke and SilverStar Mountain Resort all in 72 hours, saying Happy 2020 to myself, my way of setting my intentions for a decade of adventure. Here's how you can do it too. 

  • Wow! Have you seen the forecast lately? It’s crazy! #WinterisHere is a collection of the most up-to-date reports on conditions at resorts across Alberta and B.C.

  • The Bhagchandani family had driven to Banff before, but as they were about to have their first day on the slopes at Lake Louise, they took advantage of the free shuttle service from Calgary, thinking wouldn't it be nice just to sit back and enjoy the views and let someone else do the driving.

  • As the chairlift swung around the top of the hill at Snow Valley Ski Club in Edmonton, Amber Grant was nervous. She had snowboarded before but this was only her second time on skis in recent memory, and chairlifts intimidated her.

  • 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.

  • I could ruin the lyrics to classic tunes all day. But you’d rather find out where to find the Santa this holiday season. Here’s 10 Western Canadian ski resorts where you can spot (and hangout) with Santa Claus during the next few weeks. If you see him, wish him a Merry Christmas for us!

  • Kinosoo Ridge is a ski and snowboard destination that makes magic happen almost hourly, every single day. For Kinosoo camp goer, Cohen Petranic, the magic-making efforts helped make his "best day ever."

  • Slide your way into the holidays and uncover the true feeling of the spirit of the season. You can warm your way into winter with a cup of hot chocolate, tasty treats and some outdoor winter adventures in Grande Prairie – one of Canada’s biggest northern cities. It is so easy to slip into holiday mode here.

  • SnowSeekers is always looking for new winter pursuits that will help us find a little zen in Alberta's longest season. So, we recently landed in Newell for just such an experience, taking to a frozen river for an ice fishing adventure.

  • Northern B.C. is home to GIANT snowfall records. This is Doc Pow @SnowSeekers, and having been up along the Yellowhead Highway more than 20 times over my ski writing career, I can confirm the most record-setting snowfalls can be found here. 

  • About 30 years ago, I joined my grade school class on a field trip that altered how I view downhill skiing. It was my first attempt, and for the next three decades, it was my last attempt.

  • Historically Black Friday was a shopping day, or should we say shopping frenzy held the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It’s been called the “kickoff to Christmas shopping day” since 1952.

  • Kamloops, B.C. – The lineup was already out the door by the time we arrived at Hello Toast, the kind of breakfast joint that hipsters swarm to like a savannah in the desert – but it’s so much more. Families, coffee chat groups and those fuelling up for the ski hill, congregate over Dirty Chais (espresso-spiked Chai) served in generous, two-hands-required mugs in this downtown Kamloops hot spot.