Words + Photos by Abby Cooper Have you ever wondered what your favourite winter paradise looks like in the summer? While the name “The Powder Highway” holds true during the colder months, it’s just as enticing come summer. The stunning roadway, now vibrant in color links summer destinations together
Take a ski journey of a lifetime. Slashing the powder in this region is the stuff of dreams. British Columbia’s Powder Highway, has two of the biggest resorts in North America. Caution as real vertical envy can happen here. People are drawn to the Powder Highway North for big mountain skiing and riding experience
Let’s get this party started! Skiers and riders get ready for higher times. Some days stick in your mind. This is always one of those days. A flurry of snowy images smashing through your social feeds like skis cutting new lines in fresh December powder. But hey wait.
Picking not only the right ski resort for your upcoming vacation but also Holiday gifts for the skiers and snowboarders on your Christmas list can be stressful. Rather than spending all your time worrying about it, check out these tips on where to go for that snow-filled
New Ski Film launch parties and first snowfall in the mountains signals ski and snowboard season is coming soon! I’m very excited. Winter is here. Soon we will all be making laps. These 5 tips will help you get the most out of every turn this season.
Soon we will be hitting the slopes but while the kids head back to school, late summer is the best time to hit the trail in the Canadian Rockies. Experience the Canadian Rockies the way they’re meant to be- on foot. Top 5 Fall don’t miss hikes in
Mountain Lakes Trail, Fernie, BC Make it a long day and enjoy jaw-dropping views all along the way—21 km one way—that ends with a cold beer (if you like) . This epic—one of my favourites—is full of surprises at every switchback. Expect hidden rock trolls, waterfalls, limestone caves and high alpine meadows. Polar Peak, Fernie Alpine
The famed American poet, Walt Whitman, once said, “Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth.” Why go Hiking? For me it’s one of the few activities where you can totally unplug, a cherished bit
Be adventure ready anytime! Here are some tips for storing your ski and snowboard equipment, to ensure you’ll have peace of mind knowing your gear is good to go next winter. Fernie, BC, renowned for its epic powder, celebrates the 80’s & 90’s like no other mountain town as the tunes belt out from
Take time this summer to roll slowly along a valley trail in the mountains. Why? Goodness. Hey just 20 minutes each day outdoors provides incredible health and wellness benefits. You can’t. Don’t listen to those who tell you can’t do something. Don’t let barriers stop you from learning a new sport. Balance is good. Challenge
We are fortunate at Fernie Alpine Resort to have a very talented and skilled professional Ski Patrol. In addition to this crew is the incredible team and amazingly talented crew of avalanche rescue dogs! Meet the dog team. For more on the Fernie Ski Patrol check out the documentary Triggered. Neko (ski patrol assistant –
Everyone is saying it. We’ll if you know Fernie you are. They are saying ‘Thank you Griz!’. Why? Because one of those epic storms just rolled in over the weekend. A powerful cold front meets a powderful front of precipitation. They collided and you guessed it….It puked snow! Here are some of the eye candy
It is snowing here. We love snow here. In fact the famed Powder Highway of British Columbia is known for snow. Lots of it. Up to 50 feet in some places. But it is more than that. Cool mountain towns dot this road, filled with passionate people you will enjoy spending time with. So combined
http://globalnews.ca/video/2972118/5-fall-hikes-in-and-around-the-canadian-rockies/ Thanks to Global TV Calgary for giving the opportunity to share the outdoors! Today’s segment is on Top 5 places to go for a great Fall hike in and around the Canadian Rockies. Key for me is the importance for adults of Play! No better place than to Play outside than having the
Who does not like killer tunes, inspiration from a motivator and doing something that is good for you! Hit YYC Cycle to get in on the fun and catch the energy! A couple of months away from the snow flying and the ski lifts spinning makes this a perfect time to start your cross training program.
NOAA update shares snowy goodness for skiers and snowboarders for Winter 2016/17 along the Powder Highway of British Columbia
La Nina is baaaaack! Well if the stormy summer at hand is any indication of what we can expect for our winter along the Powder Highway /British Columbia side of the Canadian Rockies, then get those big sticks ready as the pow season could be intense! El Nino was good to us last winter but
By Powder Matt Mosteller Get outside no matter what. Late Summer and Fall the perfect time to hit the trail for a run. Mountain trail running is a perfect compliment to your existing workout and a great way to break up your routine. Here are 5 tips to get you on the trail now!
Now that you’re interested in hiking in the Canadian Rockies let us share with you the best outlets to get more information on the regions and areas of hiking in the Canadian Rockies; Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden, B.C “Float above the clouds as you are whisked to 7,700 feet. Take in panoramic views of
Over a year ago and few beers later we are fortunate the crew and our friends at Bomb Snow and Teton Gravity Research have come up with a really cool video showdown concept. It is really happening! The inaugral Fernie 4 Minute Film Festival starts April 5th at Fernie Alpine Resort. Bomb Snow and Teton
shhhhh….can you keep this to yourself? Well something real fun to watch is going down at Fernie Alpine Resort, March 18-19 By now you probably know about Boarderstyle, the event Monster Energy introduced at the Shred Show in 2011. Pitting four riders at a time in a head-to-head boardercross-style race integrated with big slopestyle terrain
It is unfortunate that Winter is taking a slow boat to arrive in some parts of North America but that is not the case along the Powder Highway of British Columbia. Can you say speedboat. Here along the Powder Highway the snow came early and hard. In fact Kicking Horse Mountain Resort had its earliest
Real SNOW Alert! If you live in Alberta you have quick access to some of the deepest snow in North America right now! If you don’t live here then Kicking Horse Mountain Resort makes a great choice for your Ski Vacation this winter. El Nino thank you for bringing winter Here! Don’t forget to check
By Powder Matt Powder Alert! More and more snow. What have they mean calling this winter weather? Godzilla, Blob, …well whatever it is, El Nino we love you so much! The forecast for the weekend is potentially 70 cm or more for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. In addition
The Golden ski season is just about ready to start, with multiple recent snow storms hitting the Mountain Resort accumulating more than 60 cms in the alpine, ski patrol has had to start their ‘training’ early this year and have already got in their first turns on November 2nd! Kicking Horse Mountain resort is scheduled
November 3 Snow Alert The Return of the Champagne Powder at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden, British Columbia With the opening day coming up fast, our Safety Team is back in the saddle to get our mountain ready. Snow fencing, weather plot updates and avalanche control are in their daily tasks. The best perk about the
This past weekend (September 18-20) was the Golden Ultra running race. This is one of the premier mountain trail running events in Canada. Friday was the uphill race (in the pictures): 5km, 1000m of vertical gain from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort base area village all the way to the Eagles Eye Restaurant at the top
Don’t have much time and or new to hiking in the mountains? Why not check out Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, located in Golden, British Columbia, just 2.5 hrs from Calgary along the Trans Canada highway. For first timers will love that you can access the high alpine country, that would normally require a massive climb