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.

  • LAKE LOUISE, AB — Banff’s Ice Magic is an event like something from the pages of a storybook. A mystical setting along the majestic Lake Louise is more than enough to make this one of the world’s most well attended ice carving festivals.

  • BANFF, AB — Finally! After a long summer of anticipation I was back on the slopes, cleansing the soul with some crisp mountain air and the incredible views of the Canadian Rockies – and Mother Nature had provided her own present in the form of 11 centimetres of snow over night.

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE, BC — Sometimes it’s just good to get off the slopes for a while. Now before all of you die-hard skiers and riders start sending me blistering e-mails, there are times when this does happen - admit it, especially if you have spent your days floating down the pow courtesy of RK Heli-Ski which is located right on mountain. 

  • SILVERSTAR, BC — SilverStar Resort, just outside of Vernon, British Columbia, has integration down to a science. There’s not many snow destinations around where both nordic and alpine fans can enjoy some incredible runs and still be able to have lunch together at the top of the mountain.

  • KICKING HORSE, BC — The anticipation was as thick as the powder we were all waiting for. It was 8:20 p.m. on a Saturday morning and Kicking Horse Resort was just about ready to crack its season wide open.
     

  • KIMBERLEY, BC — Tucked away in the East Kootenays in British Columbia is a resort that defies it’s reputation. Part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies family, for many, Kimberley Alpine Resort is a family resort and it is – but a family resort that caters to every member of the family, including those who love to dive into chutes and hit the glades.

  • PANORAMA, BC — All I could hear was the sound of boots stomping down the hallway – and plenty of laugher. It’s not the sound you want to wake up to when you’ve only been asleep for a couple of hours.

  • Doc Pow visited the Town of Banff and had a very adventurous and varied visit as he approached the slopes from a different perspective, by doing some winter hiking on Mount Rundle. 

  • REVELSTOKE, BC — You know the tune, by the Steve Miller Band and if you want to live the dream, jump in the car right now and head to Revelstoke for some serious skiing and riding – and living.

  • Continually ranked at the top of the charts as one of the most spacious ski resorts, Lake Louise Ski Area can take a week to tackle.