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.

  • POWDER KING, B.C. - Tucked up in the northeast corner of British Columbia, not far from Prince George, and close to the Alberta border is a place where many a skier or rider’s powder-filled dreams come true.

  • KICKING HORSE, BC — When the dinner bell rings at Kicking Horse Resort, there are a few options on how to fuel up, but none will be as uplifting as a visit to Canada’s most elevated dining experience – Eagle’s Eye Restaurant.

  • GOLDEN, BC — In addition to a ski hill bursting at the seams with adventure, anyone visiting Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, will find a wealth of off slope activities to enjoy.

  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort deserves respect as a stellar spot to shred some serious gnar. If you're not careful, 'The Horse' will buck you off any of its three ridge lines: CPR, Terminator, and Redemption.

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE, BC — It really started to feel like we weren’t in a resort anymore. The run from the summit of Panorama Mountain Resort is so long, at about four miles, and with so much terrain to choose from, it’s easy to escape that "resort" feel.

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE, BC — When it time for the dinner bell at Panorama Mountain Village, located in British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains, visitors have a wide variety of options.

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE, BC — As a full mountain village, Panorama offers exciting adventures for everyone. Whether you are a Nordic or downhill fan of the snow, Panorama’s got you covered.

  • Located just a short distance from Castle Mountain Resort, outside of Pincher Creek,  there exists a winter wonderland.

  • Tucked in the southwest corner of Alberta, along the North American Continental Divide, is one of North America’s snow-filled hidden gems: Castle Mountain Resort.

  • Castle Mountain's infamous T-Bar shows the kind of hospitality that doesn't really exist anywhere else anymore.

  • FERNIE, BC — The town of Fernie was established for its coal mines but when the town saw a downturn in the coal industry in 1961, there was an upswing in skiing interest.

  • FERNIE, BC — It’s the only way to stay on top of it – you’ve got to be on a pair of skis or a snowboard.

  • FERNIE, BC — Back in the early years of the last century, Fernie was nearly levelled twice by two devastating fires – one in 1904 and one in 1908.

  • PEACE RIVER, AB — My last Alberta road trip started off as it usually does. My boyfriend and I have our heads in a map, determining which secondary highway or off-the-beaten-path route we are going to take.

  • RED MOUNTAIN, BC — After all the adventures you’ll find in Rossland, British Columbia, and on the slopes of Red Mountain, you are going to need a solid place to call home.