Backcountry skiing in Northern BC

British Columbia’s major ski resorts close to the US border are world-class in every sense. High-speed lifts, fine dining, bubbly spas waiting at the hotel. On the other hand, the ski towns of Northern British Columbia — known to locals simply as “The North” — are noticeably, and intentionally, not like that at all. In … [Read more…]

Tips for a ski trip with little kids

Going on a family ski vacation sounds like a lovely enough idea: being in the mountains, spending time away together, hanging out by the crackling fire at night. Yet the main point of a ski vacation is to ski, or snowboard, and that’s where things get complicated. Not everyone in your family may ski at … [Read more…]

Kelowna, BC’s epic ski destination

Imagine yourself with a hot buttered rum in hand, sitting in front of the fireplace, skis melting on the porch. You’re deep in the mountains of British Columbia, less than five hours east of Vancouver. The landscape around Kelowna looks like a big ‘ol bowl of fresh milk — earlier this morning, you were putting … [Read more…]

Skiing under the northern lights

Beyond the Arctic Circle, the upper regions of Finland, Sweden, and Norway are magical in winter. They’re ideal locations to view the aurora borealis, Earth’s best light show. In the coldest, darkest months, the night sky frequently glows with dancing green, purple, and white lights above the snow-covered landscape. While this all sounds lovely, for … [Read more…]

best ski resorts in North America

The absolute best places to ski in North America this winter Photo: Visit Park City Ski resorts from Vermont to California to British Columbia are slated to open for the season at the end of November, which means it’s time to start making those winter skiing and snowboarding travel plans. While there are plenty of … [Read more…]