Believe it or not, spring really is right around the corner. At Lake Louise, the spring season officially starts on March 1. That means it’s a perfect time to grab your spring pass, which goes for $599 for adults and gets you 68 days of skiing — from March 1 until May 7. It also gets you 20% off lift tickets before it’s activated, so that savings start now.
After seeing 35 cm fall a week ago, Lake Louise got a nice sprinkling over the past seven days. The 10 cm that fell in the past week brought the season total to 290 cm.
Banff’s got a vibrant women’s snowboarding community, and they’re celebrating at Norquay on Feb. 23. That’s when the Banff Rude Girls are hosting the first of their Ride Days — the other goes down in April – with a day for anyone who identifies as all-female or LGBTQ+ to meet other riders, practise tricks and/or hang out with like-minded people.
Norquay got hit with 6 cm of new snow in the past week and the season total is now sitting at 149 cm.
If you’re heading out to Nakiska this winter, you really should consider booking online before you go. The resort is offering up to 20% off lift tickets if you book in advance and online, so it’s not just about skipping the line. The Wanidu Tube Park is open on weekends, too, for anyone who isn’t looking to strap on skis or a snowboard and rip down the hill.
The Kananaskis resort saw 7 cm of new snowfall in the past week and the season total Is now 150 cm.
We’ve already seen the world’s best freestyle skiers and snowboarders show off what they’re capable of this winter, but the international competitions aren’t done yet at WinSport. Not by a longshot.
With the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships also going down Feb. 27 to March 5, the Calgary facility is living up to its reputation for bringing the world’s best athletes to Calgary.
While there have been lots of reports of less-than-stellar conditions around Western Canada in recent weeks, it’s been all good at Castle Mountain recently. The Southern Alberta resort has been getting consistent snowfall for a while now, and with 29 cm falling in the last seven days — most of it in the past couple days — the season total now sits at 471 cm.
Castle’s got a busy events calendar coming up, with an IFSA-sanctioned Junior Regional going down on Feb. 25-26, bringing the area’s best big mountain competitors to the slopes. There’s also lots of night skiing and live music at the T-Bar Pub throughout February.
Marmot Basin tends to attract a pretty fun crowd. And if you’re interested in an event that brings in some of the wildest athletes in the country, we’d highly recommend checking out the SmiMo Canadian Championships, where the athletes have to go up before they go down. We’re not personally going to ever look to compete, but it’s an incredible athletic feat.
Marmot’s seen consistent snow all winter and has solid coverage, and the 8 cm of new snow that fell in the past week brought the season total to 265 cm.
We’re mostly gonna repeat what we said last week about Kicking Horse, but before we get going, let’s talk about the snow. In the past week, Kicking Horse was blasted by the fluffy white stuff. The resort received 51 cm of snow in the past seven days, and that brought the season total to 338 cm.
But we really do love freeskiing and riding events here at the Snow Scene offices — which do not exist, to be clear — and that means we are big fans of Kicking Horse, which is right in the centre of the big mountain universe this month.
We’ve covered the annual Freeride World Tour stop at Kicking Horse at length over the years, but it’s a big deal and will be bringing the world’s best big mountain skiers and riders to the Golden, B.C. resort from Feb. 17-22..
Look as far and wide as you want, but you won’t find anywhere in the region with as much snow as they’ve got at Fernie Alpine Resort this winter. It’s been truly magical, and the 30 cm of powder that fell in the past seven days — including 8 cm over a 48-hour stretch — has brought the season total to 570 cm.
For anyone looking to head to the mountain for Family Day Weekend, there will be night skiing on the Mighty Moose from Feb. 17 to 19, as well as live music at the Griz Bar.
It’s not always easy to find things to do on Family Day Weekend. We get it. But if you’re looking for a place that’s got options for everyone, we really do recommend heading out to Panorama if you’ve got the chance.
The Invermere, B.C. resort is going especially big this year, and with Alberta’s Family Day set for Monday, Panorama has family-friendly games and events scheduled for that entire weekend. There’s a Family Fire and Games night set for Feb. 18 — there are fireworks, too — and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Feb. 19.
Panorama got 12 cm of fresh powder over the past seven days and the season total is 228 cm.
Look, Kimberley has a tonne of terrain to discover and explore. So if you’re trying to pack it all in, why not consider a guided mountain tour. There are different options for different people, of course, with tours departing in both the morning and afternoon. The tours are designed for skiers and snowboarders who have a decent amount of experience, and there’s also a 1.5-hour first tracks tour for those of you who want to get up early and hit the freshest powder.
The B.C. resort has a lot of snow to be excited about, too. The resort’s been quietly having a great winter, and the 5 cm that fell on the mountain in the past week brought the season total to 291 cm.
It’s cool, maybe you’ve never read Snow Scene before. There’s no judgment here. But if you’re in that position, you probably don’t know that this is the spot where we casually acknowledge that Revelstoke has a tonne of snow. That’s not on you, it’s not your fault.
In the past week alone, Revelstoke was blasted by 23 cm of fresh powder. That brought the season total to 574 cm, which, yeah, is awesome.
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