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.

  • 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? 

  • 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.

  • 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.