British Columbia

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BC

This year got off to a pretty unprecedented start, and it meant a lot of ski resorts closed in early March. Lucky for us, the end of the year looks much brighter for skiers and snowboarders who are ready to hit the slopes.

Exploring the great outdoors isn't limited to the warmer months. It's just as fun, and just as good for your body, to get outside during winter. We're especially stoked on this upcoming season, and we want to share just a few reasons why this is the year to spend more time outside in the snow. 

A lot has happened in Alberta and British Columbia since last season, and there's so much to know as we prepare for the upcoming winter! From early bird deals at your favourite resorts, the winter weather forecast, and the chance to work on the hill, we've got everything you need to know. 

This year was an amazing ski and snowboard season before it was cut short. Let’s make sure we don't miss out in 2020/2021.

Try these ideas to support your local hill, help the industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, and give yourself a reason to #StayStoked.

It’s not every day someone heads to the middle of B.C. to experience Fort St. James and a ski hill with soul, aka, @MurrayRidge. But WinterFest is happening through February and that made us want to check it out, so SnowSeekers dispatched Smithers-based photographer Marty Clements to learn what this festival is all about.

Hudson Bay is noted as an “ultra prominent peak,” best viewed from the small alpine town in its shadows - Smithers. The city residents are embraced by 360 degrees mountain views, and some of the best backcountry you could ask for.

Quesnel is a town of about 10,000 people and 13,000 more in the surrounding area - a lot larger than we expected, and there’s a reason for that. 

While most of British Columbia had a slow start to the winter, Troll was covered in snow and opened a week earlier than usual. When we arrived, we were blessed with some sunny, warmer weather in the morning and the groomers were in excellent shape thanks to the local trail team. So, let's dive into some awesome experiences we had the pleasure of having on our SnowSeekers’ visit. 

Surrounded by 360 degrees of mountains, the locals in Smithers have nothing but smiles, stoke and love for the community. We spoke with four residents, business owners and managers who have carved out lives for themselves from the valley floor to the mountain tops. 

When I spent my first season on the west coast five years ago, the weather was terrible. We were skunked out by rain every day, and there was no snow. I kept seeing videos of people up at Powder King, without a care in the world, enjoying the mounds of fresh snow, the good times, and perfect pow turns.