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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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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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Outdoor fire at HI Kananaskis Hostel - Photo Credit Tanya Koob
Plan a Family Overnight Kananaskis Winter Getaway

My family has taken an annual pre-Christmas Kananaskis Winter Getaway getaway for the last several years, and we always enjoy spending a couple of days with friends playing in the snow, skiing, hiking, and taking a break from the business of the holiday season. Later in the season we also enjoy
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Season Passes and Multi Mountain Passes
Ski (Or Board) a Lot? Season Passes and Multi Mountain Passes are the Way to Go!

      Feel the sun on your face and breathe in the clear crisp of a blue sky day. Make snowmen and snow angels. Sip hot chocolate beside a crackling fire. These are just a few of the pleasures of winter in the mountains. Why not get out there
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All Grown-Up: Travel Adventures With Adult Children

I’m gazing into the eyes of a beautiful mule deer who’s peacefully grazing on lush mountain greenery.  He’s just 25 feet away, and totally unfazed that ten mountain cross cars are being transported stealthily up the mountain before they’re slipped from the lift and self-propelled onto the race course.  This
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Ski Resorts in Utah
Snows Up! 6 Fabulous Places to Ski in Utah

Did you know that Utah has some of the best skiing in North America? Many people head to the slopes in Park City but hidden up in the pristine canyons outside of Salt Lake City; you will find world-class skiing and snowboarding in the Mountain West! Imagine yourself on the
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Rossland Beer Company is Rossland's first craft brewery
Sip or Ski, Glide or Grub, Rossland, BC is a Holiday Gem in the Kootenays

Standing at a bar, snow pants on, hair dishevelled, goggles icy, I’m waiting for a strong beverage and grinning from toque-covered ear to toque-covered ear. My friend and I have spent the day carving our way through fluffy powder, giggling at the shin-deep snow and wahoo-ing through puffy tumbles downhill.
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Japan's Snow Monsters - Zao Ropeway, source: Tobu Railway
Japan’s Snow Monsters Delight Skiiers at Zao Onsen

Three hours from Tokyo at Zao Onsen, a top-tier traditional skiing and snowboarding resort in the Yamagata Prefecture, exists a beautiful winter phenomenon. Dozens of Aomori fir trees spend each winter coated with wet snow and ice, frozen nearly solid in highly peculiar shapes. The so-called Snow Monsters, or Juhyo,
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