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Interview: The Wise Man, Sculpted in Time 

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Each week in October, Sherpas Cinema and Banff Lake Louise Tourism have been posting a new episode of Sculpted in Time. They started off with a soulful profile of 88-year-old Edward Hunter who skis at Mt. Norquay every day. >> Enter to win a ski trip in Banff and Lake Louise >> Born in 1926, the […]

VIDEO: Afterglow, Lightsuit Segment 

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If you’ve been sitting at a computer today, you’ve undoubtedly already seen this cinematic masterpiece. If you haven’t, we’re thrilled to share this preview of Afterglow, a short film by Sweetgrass Productions. Here are the quick details: the best pro skiers, ripping deep pillows and steep spines in British Columbia and Alyeska, AT NIGHT, wearing LED lightsuits. “It’s […]

Interview: The Artist, Sculpted in Time 

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There’s a lot of video inspiration during this time of year, and some of the best stuff is coming out of Banff and Lake Louise and the dramatic video series, Sculpted in Time. The ski areas and destination partners teamed up with the renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema to profile local ski legends against the backdrop of the four ski areas: […]

The Crown Jewels of the Canadian Rockies 

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Yes, the skiing is always important on a ski trip, but as a travel company, we know that where you stay can take a ski vacation from good to great. With our portfolio of 4,000+ lodging properties at 120 ski resorts worldwide, we have a lot of options., and our Mountain Vacation Specialists know the top […]

How have the mountains shaped you? 

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This month, we’re inviting you to discover Banff and Lake Louise through a dramatic, four-part video series, SCULPTED IN TIME. Renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema have profiled local ski legends against the backdrop of Banff and Lake Louise’s stunning ski areas: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Banff National Park’s backcountry. Each of the […]

Video: Words of Wilderness, 1836 – Present 

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Earlier this fall, Pete McBride and the talented guys at Vital Films (who are all fellow Roaring Fork Valley residents) put together a video love letter to the wilderness in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. They note that in 50 years, our designated wilderness areas have gone from nine acres to 110 […]

Enter to win a ski trip in Banff and Lake Louise 

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Videos: Ski Season Preview 

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Who knows what the 2014-2015 ski season will hold, but if you’re like us, you’re wishing for consistent storms, cold temperatures and powder days aplenty.  Right now, as autumn strips the mountain scenery of the last remnants of summer, it’s the perfect time to get inspired with ski season preview videos and indulge in some […]

Photos: New Snow at Ski Resorts 

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It’s a funny thing to be a skier or snowboarder. Our happiness is dependent one big factor that’s out of our control: weather.  Some might say that this reliance on unpredictable snow forecasts and actual snowfall shows that we all have a screw loose. However, if you’re hooked on skiing and snowboarding like we are, […]

See the #BCDreamcatcher Submissions 

Backcountry skiing, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

In September, we asked people to cast their ski-trip dreams into our #BCDreamcatcher sweepstakes for a chance to win one of three British Columbia ski vacations. We received thousands of #BCDreamcatcher submissions, many which are showcased below. For those who entered to win before Sept. 30, they had high hopes their ski-trip dream could become a […]

September Snow: Twitter and Instagram photos of first dusting! 

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This is always an exciting time of year when the temperatures start to drop and evening rainstorms reveal snow-capped peaks in the morning. Long-range forecasts have been circulating (with lots of rumors and denials of an El Nino weather pattern), but this week, snow forecasters and ski resorts have starting to post actual new-snow photos […]

Ski.com’s #BCDreamcatcher Sweepstakes 

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This sweepstakes has ended, but if you’re interested in British Columbia, learn more about the three ski regions: Whistler, Okanagan ski resorts and Powder Highway ski resorts. If you’re all about the giveaways, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and check our Season of Sweepstakes page each month. Scroll down to see our #BCDreamcatcher […]

2014 Ski Movie Trailers 

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Days are getting shorter. Mornings have a frosty bite. These signs can mean only one thing: it’s time for ski movie trailers! The major productions houses—like Teton Gravity Research, Matchstick Productions and Level 1—have dropped their ski movie trailers and induced a new season of cold-smoke dreams among skiers everywhere. When autumn officially hits, the […]

Atop the Jungfraujoch: Snow, Chocolate and… Tennis? 

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What do US ski racer Lindsey Vonn, Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer and the Alps have in common? They were all part of a surreal scene set up by Swiss chocolate makers Lindt & Sprüngli as part of the opening of Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, a chocolate shop at the top of Europe. According to a […]

Video: See all the #GoggleSelfie Submissions 

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Narrowing down our #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest submission to just 21 entries was a very hard task… We received so many great selfies that made us want to slap on a pair of goggles, crack a smile and go skiing! [UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now over. In May and June, we asked you to cast your vote […]

Portillo Celebrates its 65th Anniversary 

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Portillo, Chile’s oldest and most storied ski resort, celebrates its 65th anniversary this summer! Setting up this season to be one for the history books, El Niño weather patterns have delivered pre-season storms and more than five feet of snow before Opening Day. While there will be plenty of powder days and unique celebrations during […]