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Merry Christmas skiers and snowboarders

By Powder Matt Mosteller With over 300 cm falling already this winter (close to 10 feet!) and some record early season storms, the ski season is off to an incredible start along the Powder Highway at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort! The storm track shows a recipe that powder

By Powder Matt Mosteller Jackson Hole resident, and X Games medalist, Bryan Iguchi stopped by Fernie, British Columbia, to enjoy some of the deep snow we are having this winter. In addition to his snowboarding movie fame he has also pursued an art career.

BY Powder Matt Mosteller Dylan always kills it with his incredible handiwork on editing, his athletic artistry and magic with the camera! I love the spirit and emotion that is shared on this one!

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By Powder Matt Mosteller ‘Snow-Cember’ has arrived at Kimberley Alpine Resort. The snow storm that will go down in history, dropped 100 cm of light Purcell Powder on the 1800 acres of skiing & riding paradise. 100 cm is a record early season storm and the ski resort, located along the famed Powder Highway, now

By Powder Matt Mosteller A Blizzard of Snow has hit yet again! Right now reports showing 40 cm overnight and still puking at Kimberley Alpine Resort. With huge early season snowfall at Kimberley Alpine Resort we have added an early opening Preview Weekend for Dec 7th and Dec 8th Kicking Horse Mountain Resort got pounded

Super exciting to be saying these two words, in November for that matter….’All Mountain!’ Yep! This weekend starting Saturday November 30th Fernie Alpine Resort will be chanting ‘Go Big or Go Home!’ as we open up the Timber Express Chair side. To see all of the snow that is waiting in Currie Bowl check out

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By Powder Matt Mosteller Snow, snow and more snow has fallen in the Canadian Rockies and along the Powder Highway this week. A quick re-cap of the snow conditions for skiers and snowboarders as of November 19th Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden, British Columbia, got pounded this week so a good bet for those still

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By Powder Matt Mosteller Skiers and snowboarders along the Powder Highway of British Columbia are jumping for joy as huge early season snowstorms have left a 145 cm settled base and today’s storm slammed another 70 cm of new on top of that! So all skiers and snowboarders love the words ‘Early opener!’ Fernie Alpine

By Powder Matt Mosteller Nakiska will open top to bottom skiing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A large and fierce snowstorm dropped loads of snow over the weekend and continued positive snow-making efforts have allowed Nakiska to open up some of the biggest early season vertical in the Canadian Rockies. Over 2800 feet of skiing

By Powder Matt Mosteller The 2013/2014 ski season is off to an amazing start in the Canadian Rockies with record November snowfall. Ski resorts along the famed Powder Highway in British Columbia, like Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Fernie Alpine Resort all received incredible early season snowfalls this week. Record Early Season

November 5, 2013 TODAY – VOTE FOR FERNIE IN ROUND 2 OF THE SKI TOWN THROWDOWN – FERNIE VS. RED Calling all Fernie Lovers, Fernie followers, Fernie Friends! We need your help to knock the reigning champs out of Round 2 in Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown. VOTE Today and help Fernie make it to

skiing starts early in the Canadian Rockies

By Powder Matt Mosteller Ski season starts early in the Canadian Rockies with first tracks October 14th 2013. Welcome news to all skiers and snowboarders is the posted ‘Snow Warnings’ for the Canadian Rockies with up to 20cm potentially on Sunday Oct 27th. The Weather Network issued a weather warning today with a potent winter

By Powder Matt Mosteller Frost is on the ground, the birds are flying south, the leafs are turning colors, the cold smoke has hit the ground are just some of the ways that I have seen ski resorts communicate the change of the season. Fall is the season of change and there are 100’s of

BY Powder Matt Mosteller First snow delights skiers and snowboarders as the Canadian Rockies get hit with mother nature’s first major snow storm. Nakiska Ski Area, site of the 1988 Olympics, gets pounded by first major snowstorm of the season. Nakiska is planning to open October 26th making it one of the first ski resorts

By Powder Matt Mosteller The BC Alpine Ski Team held their key summer fitness training camp in Fernie, British Columbia. They picked Fernie because it is the ultimate Rocky Mountain basecamp for adventure. The team biked, hiked, and did a comprehensive sport specific dryland training camp. We thank all of the partners for supporting this

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This Fernie family 'gets it Dunn!'

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BY Powder Matt Mosteller The Dunn family of Fernie, British Columbia, is not your normal family. This family goes the distance to support winter and summer sports and activities in the community of Fernie. Colleen spent years as the assistant ski school director at Marmot Basin, Jasper, Alberta before coming down the Canadian Rockies to

By Matt MOsteller The Mountain Lakes Trail near Fernie, British Columbia, is one of the most scenic hiking trails in the Canadian Rockies. The trail is also known as ‘Heiko’s Trail’ in honor of the local mountain legend, who spent years hand building sections of trail and creating unique wooden features, trolls, steps and bridges.

BY Powder Matt Last week we were fortunate to have some of the most fit athletes in Canada training at Fernie Alpine Resort. The Canadian National Women’s Ski Team ran, rode their mountain bikes and did extensive summer fitness training by hosting one of their summer camps in Fernie, British Columbia. We wish all of

By Powder Matt Fernie, British Columbia, fast becoming the hub for adventure races in the Canadian Rockies. This past weekend Fernie, British Columbia, hosted the Trans Rockies Ultra and Trans Rockies Enduro. Trans Rockies, famous for hosting their multi day mountain bike races, had a huge turn out for their latest events. Bright and early

By Powder Matt The floods have taken away structures but not the spirit of Calgarians and Albertans! Our hearts and thoughts go out to those who have suffered during this challenging times. For many who have been trying to contact various Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary office team members we apologize for the delay

By Powder Matt We start the countdown to summer adventure season with a special kick off the season event- Preview Weekends at both Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Fernie Alpine Resort June 22 & June 23rd. While we are celebrating summer don’t forget that this is the last day (Saturday June 15th) to purchase your

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