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.

  • 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.

  • Did you know that Edmonton isn’t even 50 per cent of the way north across the top of Alberta? There’s so much more north of the capital. 

  • In over five decades Marmot Basin has never seen an earlier opening date than this Remembrance Day weekend.

  • When winter comes and the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, all you need to do is bundle up and get excited, then you’ll be all set to enjoy one of the best things about Canada — our winters.

  • I have had the good fortune as a photographer and videographer based in Fernie, B.C. to capture the beauty of a number of cat skiing destinations over the years, and to work in the industry as a photographer for the past eight years. Last winter was my first taste of cat skiing in Alberta, where there a couple of hidden gems and one of them is at Castle Mountain Resort in southern Alberta.

  • Seven-day ski weeks have officially started in Alberta with Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mt. Norquay kicking off the ski season more than a week earlier than last year.

  • You gotta love when a day out in the mountains makes it into the history books. This past weekend, Oct. 26 and 27 was a record-making weekend for those who got to enjoy the earliest opening for a ski resort within the Bow Valley - ever.  

  • They’ve gone snow crazy this past few weeks at many of our favourite Alberta and BC ski spots. (Note: these spots are still closed and we at SnowSeekers do not encourage you out on the slopes before opening).

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

  • 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?