Skiing in Alberta, Western Canada: Winter Snow Blows Perfectly in the Canadian Rockies for Snowboarding

The Rocky Mountain area in Alberta, western Canada, is a goldmine of powdery snow for skiing at all levels. Opening dates are slated for mid-month and it looks like an early start to the season will be welcomed.

Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Banff National Park

This popular resort has just been voted “Gold in the ski/snowboard resort category in the 2007 Calgary Herald Readers’ Choice Awards.” Kicking off the winter season on Saturday November 10, 2007, ski or snowboard at one of North America’s largest resorts. Booking early is the key to deals here, where travellers can save up to …

Ski Tubes

There’s nothing quite like getting towed across a body of water: the wind in your hair, the splash in your face, a feeling of reckless adventure. You’re one part daredevil and one part James Bond. Except that with things like water skis and wakeboards, it takes a lot of falling down before you get the hang of it. So what’s an aquatic thrill-seeker to do? Grab an inflatable ski tube.

Ski tubes are great for the beginner and expert alike. They require less skill than skis and boards since you’ll be lying or sitting down and won’t have to worry …