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.

  • You’re on vacation, so every minute on the mountain counts. You caught the first chair, you pounded those moguls and the steeps are ticked off the list. Need some time to relax at a ski resort spa? Here are six great picks for you.

  • Here are six easy tips to entice the children in your life into loving the mountains like you do. Fun, treats and good gear all make for good times for years to come.

  • Golden, BC – It was a chilly start to the 2018 opening day at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, but the flow of hot chocolate and the adrenaline had the crowd, who were gathering in the pre-dawn light, stoked.

  • When it comes to crossing the outdoor winter enthusiast off your gift list, there’s no shortage of options to chose from, be it for one person or the whole family. From ski passes to holiday getaways, lesson packages and camps, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite ideas to help you make your holiday shopping and planning easier.

  • Golden, B.C. – As the rest of the patrons at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort drove the dark road back to Golden or tucked into their slope-side accommodations, I waited at the base of the gondola for my ride. I could hear it and see the beaming headlights long before I saw it crawl like a bug over the lip of the last pitch and slowly grind down the slope.

  • Temperatures have dropped, snow has topped the mountains and just like that, ski season is upon us. Check out the photos from opening weekend at Big White Ski Resort.

  • Grande Prairie, AB – Closing in on 60 years of serving the communities which surround it, Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park was happy to say that with the hard work of its snow making crews, the resort was able to have a soft opening on Nov. 17.

  • Cold Lake, AB – You have to love alpine fans. Nothing will deter them, not even living on the Prairies. Prairie topography may be devoid of mountains, but it’s not devoid of big hills and alpine fans definitely make use of them.

  • It's another fantastic weekend for slope fans as Marmot Basin opened today and tomorrow, we can say hello to Pass Powderkeg and the first hill in British Columbia – Sun Peaks.

  • It’s official! Winter is here and ski season has started in Western Canada and everyone is smiling ear-to-ear. In the last 48 hours, five ski resorts have turned on their chairlifts in Alberta.

  • When Eddie the Eagle (Michael Edwards) finished last in both his ski jumping events in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, he landed first in the hearts of Calgarians and the world. Did he care that he was last? No. Did Calgary care? No.

  • You know this topic is trending around the world eh? The world is watching, so why don’t we harness it with something more positive, than negative!

  • Ever since that little bundle of joy came into your life, you’ve been dreaming of the day you can drift through the powder or shred through the trees together, teaching that little tike all your tricks and skills. Ah yeah, what a dream. But aaaah, what a headache when the bills start to fly. Winter sports are not cheap. Here are some ways to keep the dream alive without spending their college fund.

  • Does the latest round of snow fall have you fired up? Last week’s legendary snow falls across the Rockies (see this Powder Magazine story) – and our webcam round up from last week – in some cases 50cms in 24 hours! Maybe it's time to start thinking about a job in the mountains...

  • This year, my pre-spring break shopping did not include buying a new bikini for a beach holiday, but rather a much-needed new pair of ski boots for a few days on the slopes.