Skiing in the Kootenay Rockies, BC: Spend the Winter Exploring the Canadian Rockies, Western Canada

 

A Guide to Planning A Ski Trip In The Canadian Rockies

Winter skiing season in the Kootenay Rocky Mountains, BC, makes for a wonderful resort getaway. Encompassing the southeastern region of British Columbia, the snow has been called “Champagne powder.” On top of that, the Revelstoke Mountain Resort is in the midst of becoming the longest ski run in North America and the Cranbrook Airport is being transformed into the new Canadian Rockies International Airport.

Cross-Country/Nordic Skiing

The hundreds of kilometres of trails groomed for cross-country skiing are easily accessible from the six major resorts of the region: Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Red Mountain …

Skiing Colorado's Sunlight Mt. Sunlight Mountain Resort works for families and extreme skiers.

 

Sunlight Mountain Resort (Glenwood Springs) - 2022 All You Need to Know  BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Skiers and snowboarders passing Glenwood Springs, Colorado, along I-70 can’t help but notice the huge hotel and its hot springs swimming pool. They sit roadside in plain view.

But, many—if not most—who are going skiing or snowboarding (who are probably en-route to more famous ski resorts nearby), are probably unaware of Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Sunlight sits off the road apiece, not visible from the Interstate, nor even from Route 82, the road to Aspen.

But, for those who follow the signs and take the detour up 27th Street and into the hills, a surprising reward awaits.

Family Skiing &

Ten reasons to learn cross country skiing for New Year's – Chicago Adventure Travel

  1. Relatively inexpensive – With any sport there are start up costs. Skis, boots, and poles must be purchased, but after that there are very few expenses. Some trails require a fee, but many are free.
  2. Clears the mind – This is a hybrid of number 7, 5, 2, and 1. Participating in a fun workout in the beautiful peaceful snowy woods equals peace of mind.
  3. No bugs – I have never been bitten by a mosquito while cross-country skiing.
  4. The woods are rarely more beautiful – Arguably the only time the forest is more beautiful is in the autumn with

Strategies for Skiing with Children

Today, children are able to take part in various sporting activities even during what many parents will consider to be harsh climatic conditions such as winter. Skiing is one such sport where children will enjoy and therefore the parents should take the initiative of introducing and allowing them to enjoy the sport especially in their presence. Furthermore, a sporting activity that is shared among family members strengthens their bonding and allows them to enjoy more.

First of all, the parents need to consider the health conditions of their children where age ought to be a determining factor. For the very …

New Hampshire Skiing: What's New in the White Mountains

New Hampshire’s White Mountains are the stuff ski legends are made of. And why not? After all, the sport of skiing in North America began here, at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway. Now joined by nearly a dozen other mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains are a primary ski destination for skiers in the east.

Here’s what’s new for the 2010-2011 season.

Mount Washington Valley

Attitash (Bartlett): Starting 1,400m feet up the mountain, the resort’s new mountain coaster runs on track 2,800 feet long through dips, turns and straight-aways. This attraction will be open year-round.

Black Mountain, Jackson: Black is one …

Cross country skiing trails in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin and Michigan – Chicago Adventure Travel

Cross-country ski trails near Chicago include some great areas within a four hour drive. After learning a little bit about the sport and getting acclimated to being on skis it is time to venture out of the city and find some areas with some actual country to cross including some hills.

First off it is important to note a differentiation in cross-country skiing. There are two styles of skiing called classical and freestyle or skating. Classical cross-country skiing is shuffling along in two ski tracks in a path that has already been made for the skier by a snowmobile and …

Alpine Skiing

There are two primary types of skiing, Nordic and alpine skiing. Nordic or cross-country skiing takes place on terrains that range from flat to gently rolling hills. Alpine, or downhill, skiing is skiing on snow-covered hills and mountains. The terrains range from gentle inclines to the extreme steeps of mountain faces. Originally, skiing was used as a transportation system and for work. It was developed into a sport in the early 1700s.

Alpine skiing is one of the most fun-filled sports of winter. When first developed in the 19th century, very wealthy Europeans primarily enjoyed it as a leisure activity. …

Tips for Transitioning From Skiing to Snowboarding

In high school, I got my first job. I was a ski and snowboard technician in the rental department at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. My first time skiing was actually in Girl Scouts but that was years earlier and by this time I had forgotten much of what I had learned. I relearned the sport during ‘ride breaks’ at work. Next season, I worked at Meadows again and was encouraged, by a friend, to try snowboarding. Skiing is a lot different than snowboarding. If you’re looking to make the skis to board transition, I have some advice and …

The Chicago adventure traveler goes alpine skiing in Utah – Chicago Adventure Travel

There were two reasons for my avoidance of downhill. First, I felt like I already had an adequate list of hobbies. Secondly, I did not want to put up the money for new equipment for another sport; however, I have always been curious to try it. I always wondered if cross-country ski skills would easily transfer over to alpine.

I was able to pick up the sport pretty easily thanks to the strength and balance I have built up in my legs from many cross-country ski outings this year. Although I am not an expert, I was able to move …

Whistler Winter Skiing Season: Get Great Deals on Lift Tickets and Accommodation

Winter Skiing Season

Skiing during the “winter” months in Whistler Blackcomb is a large window of opportunity. The mountains open in November and the season doesn’t end until April of the next year. Average snowfall is 33 feet per year, while temperatures stay moderate at –5 degrees Celsius on average.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains span an impressive 8,000 plus acres of terrain. The high-speed lifts, smooth corduroy cruisers, steep alpine bowls and a number of basic runs make the experience comfortable for beginners through to professionals.

Great Deals on Lift Tickets and Accommodation

The best deals are found before leaving …