Ski Hills

How One Family’s Ski Habit Turned Into a Growth Chart at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Euphoria Isn’t a State of Mind, It’s a Tradition… The run is called Euphoria but when many people stand at the top of it, the last emotion is that of intense happiness or self-confidence. It’s a typical black diamond run at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort overlooking the town of Golden B.C.
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Author Jacqueline Louie tearing down the slops at Albertas Castle Mountain. Photo Courtesy Castle Mountain Resort
Do You Really Like to Ski or Snowboard? Go to Alberta’s Castle Mountain Resort

At Castle Mountain Resort in southwestern Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the snow is deep, and the powder is light and amazing. Home to some of North America’s longest fall line runs, Castle Mountain is Alberta’s second-largest resort covering approximately 1,450 hectares with 95 trails and eight alpine bowls across two mountains. 
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Reduced Capacity: Skiing and Snowboarding in a Time of COVID-19

Lake Louise Ski Resort announced their earliest opening date ever for October 29th due to snowy conditions in the mountains which sees Canadians able to hit the slopes before we trick or treat. Seems appropriate for 2020. Regardless of opening dates, and before a flake of snow falls, all ski
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Juniper Bistro Banff
A Toast to Getting Toasty – Fireside Dining in Banff and Lake Louise

Fireside Dining in Banff and Lake Louise Mountain settings and fireplaces go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. While it seems that every restaurant from Banff to Lake Louise has a stone fireplace, a cast iron stove, or a fire pit, some add an outstanding dining experience to that romantic
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Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures
Winter Wonderland Adventures at Sun Peaks Resort

I switched off my headlamp so my eyes would adjust to the darkness. I could see the glittery stars above and the twinkling alpine ski village below as our group trudged along tight trails between snow-laden trees. I was on the Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Sun Peaks Resort with my
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14 Fantastic Things to do during Family Weeks in Sun Peaks

Less than an hours’ drive from Kamloops, BC along a tree-lined mountain road is the resort of Sun Peaks. It boasts Canada’s second largest ski area (after Whistler-Blackcomb) and is a much-beloved if somewhat under-the-radar winter getaway. But as we discovered, it is a wonderful summer destination too. The fun
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Feature image Big White Adaptive Skiing Photo Codi Darnell
No Holding Back! Adaptive Skiing at Big White Ski Resort

About a year ago, a friend told me I should try adaptive skiing. I laughed. But this past weekend—because my FOMO is greater than my fear of skiing—that is precisely what I did. And at the top of the first little hill, strapped into a sit-ski with mixed emotions of
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Panorama Mountain Resort Chairlift Photo Credit Melissa Vroon
The Non Skiing Mom’s Guide to a Ski Vacation at Panorama Mountain Resort

I got to the bottom of the hill after my first run, took off my skis and walked back to the rental shop. Is everything alright, they asked? Yup, I replied, no issues with the gear, I’m just done. For the day? But you’ve only been gone an hour… Nope.
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FFC-Snow-angel -Photo Jennifer Morton
Snow Time: A Wintry Guide for First-Timers in the Snow!

Seeing and playing in the snow for the first time is a thrilling and fun experience. And skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tubing, making snowmen, and having snowball fights are favourite and playful ways to make the most of your snow holiday. In this post, we share some tips and best
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Skiing Fernie, Top of Timber - Photo Tanya Koob
Family Ski Vacations at Fernie Alpine Resort

The small mountain town of Fernie can be reached in a 3-hour drive from Calgary, driving south into British Columbia through the Crowsnest Pass. It’s a reasonable distance for a long weekend ski getaway, and many families even consider Fernie Alpine Resort their “local hill” driving out most weekends after
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