The time is now to gift yourself a getaway to the Yukon, Canada’s epic, true north wilderness treasure. A nugget of gold north of the BC border, the Yukon is the ultimate snowshoe and adventure destination that should be at … Continue reading
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Large and in charge! That pretty much sums up Big White Ski Resort. They don’t call this resort BIG for nothing. A big mountain complete with big snow banks, big runs, big white outs, big parties and of course big … Continue reading
The next stop on the magical, mystical BC champagne powder sampler is Silver Star Resort. Think Candyland meets Santa’s Workshop. Silver Star shines like a diamond among BC’s epic ski resorts. Famous for its cheery ambiance and movie set … Continue reading
Older than Whistler, Sun Peaks Resort recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. With the charm of a European ski resort, Sun Peaks in beautiful British Columbia has a Mayor, celebrity ski queen, a slopeside grade school called the Discovery Centre for … Continue reading
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… bringing with him a big sack of new gear, to enhance her adventures in the New Year. But with so many gear … Continue reading
With Whistler Blackcomb Mountain declaring an early opening day of November 22, it’s no surprise that even the locals welcome Cornucopia Wine and Food Festival every year with open arms and open pocket books. Cornucopia offers guests a golden pre-season … Continue reading
Werkshop leggings are like wearing art as a second skin. Never before has the fitness-wear industry produced a product this … Continue reading
Mia Melon, inventors of functional and fashion forward waterproof outerwear for the ladies is a hip and local company born and raised in BC. Their patented #weatherproofme outerwear fabric is impermeable to wet weather and beyond street cool. It is … Continue reading
No matter what season it is, having a breathable go-to rain shell on hand for light showers and coastal soakers is a no-brainer. You need to have one on hand at all times. The question is which one to buy … Continue reading
Mother Nature is an unpredictable force. Thank goodness we, as adventurers, can count on Columbia Sportswear Company to produce innovative, reliable gear year after year. The Millennium Blur jacket and pants have kept me warm, dry and shielded through one … Continue reading
Unless you run for exercise or compete in an occasional snowshoe race, you won’t clearly understand the technical terms I am about to mention until you personally strap on a pair of the 2.15-pound Faber Aluminum Run Snowshoes and experience … Continue reading
With ongoing race cancellations and lower than average event attendance across the province, the Yeti Snowshoe Series race on Cypress Mountain March 8 has been declared the final race of the season. We can blame the lower than average snowfall … Continue reading
Lest we forget the most important focus: FUN!
On Friday March 7, 2014 the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, BC packed yet another full house. MEC clad adventurers were sitting on the edge of their seats aching for inspiration. FEAT speakers … Continue reading
Pristine and secluded, Panorama Mountain Village is BC’s best kept secret. Nestled between three giants, the Bugaboos, Purcells and Rockies along the “Powder Highway,” upon arrival it feels as if you have been dropped into Never-Never Land.
The unique appeal … Continue reading
This year marks the biggest Yeti Snowshoe Series in Canada to date since its inception in 2001. Good news for friends on the west coast. The snow has arrived just in time for the season’s opening weekend. Whether a beginner … Continue reading
The UGG boot may finally have some stiff competition. I hate to compare but if you live anywhere with more than one season, you may be throwing your UGG boots out with the bath water. I consider the Columbia Sportswear … Continue reading
Can global warming, GORE-TEX and GPS be thanked for the much improved success rate of present day explorers?
Circa 1845 Captain Sir John Franklin only needed wool gloves, 50 pounds of chocolate and a ship to embark on his doomed … Continue reading
Nothing beats a sporty life filled with adventure. Wrong. Nothing beats a sporty life filled with adventure with a GoPro. It’s the easiest most advanced way to capture, edit, flaunt, share and relive your latest and greatest adventures. For those … Continue reading
I’m tempted to rename Dion Snowshoes Air-Campbells because it was mountain runner Adam Campbell who turned me on to the brand. He was right when he suggested I gear up in a pair of Dion Snowshoes before running my first … Continue reading
The SOLD OUT FEATCanada, Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver was buzzing with local adventurers and athletic types eagerly awaiting their role models and peers for inspiration. The event was intimate and “cool,” complete with … Continue reading
Although the snowshoe season is still going strong, I’ve given myself a few months to properly test and review the KEEN Revel Winter Hiking Boot. They still look and feel brand new after months of wear and abuse.
I have … Continue reading
This executive decision could not have … Continue reading
Let’s just call it love at first sight. I hadn’t even put the jacket on when my heart skipped a beat. Everything about the Columbia Powerfly Down Jacket caught my attention and drew me in.
I’m all about image and … Continue reading
Don’t miss your chance to milk the new B.C. Family Day Long weekend for all it’s worth. Test your stamina and physical performance racing the best butt-blasting snowshoe workout Vancouver has to offer: The Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run. … Continue reading
With so much competition among base layer brands, the battle of the base layer is on! Not only does it take time to properly review a critical piece of gear, the verification of claims by high-tech gear manufacturers like Columbia’s … Continue reading
“If you can walk you can snowshoe” has become a household phrase. According to Adam Campbell of the 5 Peaks Winter Adventure Series, The Yeti is well worth a try for beginners. I was inspired to meet up with Adam … Continue reading
We’ve all been hammered with the importance of hydration on the human body. Whether you’re an athlete, recreational outdoor enthusiast or a plain old human being existing on planet earth, we all share the survival instinct. Water keeps our bodies … Continue reading
I do pride myself on having some sense of fashion style even in the back country. Gear is great, but stylish gear is even better. So, since style is one of my main deciding factors when choosing new gear, I … Continue reading
We all scream for practical, functional, colorful winter head fashion no matter what part of the world we play in. From the Swiss Alps to Mongolia and even Uzbekistan – cold countries across the map rely on Screamer Hats for … Continue reading
The doomsday arrival of endless darkness has finally descended upon us. Daylight Saving Time, the recent communal setting back of our clocks across the continent has dawned light on what I like to call “the waiting period” we currently linger … Continue reading
On a clear day the view from Grouse Mountain will leave you breathless. It is undeniably the most accessible outdoor playground Vancouver has to offer and definitely lives up to its alternate name, the PEAK of Vancouver. Due to its … Continue reading
The word “Wanderlust” stems from the merging of two German words—wander (to hike) and lust (desire). Substitute hiking for snowshoeing and then you can connect to the resort’s choice of using the term Wanderlust as it relates to the world … Continue reading
Welcome to Sun Valley Resort—the American Shangri-La. A permanently happy mountain town paradise isolated from the outside world in Ketchum, Idaho. Easily accessible from any major city, you can even catch a direct flight from Seattle or L.A. straight into … Continue reading
Snow-capped Rocky Mountains and sunshine 300 days of the year—the state of Colorado forever remains an outdoor sports adventurer’s dream. Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado—”Not exactly roughing it.” How many American resorts can organically create a fusion of European luxury resort … Continue reading
Mt. Seymour is a magical wonderland nestled in the heart of the North Shore, only minutes from downtown Vancouver where snowshoers, boarders, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts share mountain life harmoniously.
Planning the ultimate snow “playcation” should be as much fun … Continue reading