Pass Powderkeg has been operating since 1938 and has been building the ski culture in the Crowsnest Pass. We try to keep it affordable, so people will want to come try, Marty says about the community non-profit hill.
Tucked into the Crowsnest Pass and backing onto backyards in the town of Blairmore, Pass Powderkeg (PPK) quietly goes about its business. The micro-resort has been the same since 1938; untouched, unspoiled and underestimated by so many skiers.
The wind is strong from the east. Our jackets flap, our hair tangles and our invisible scent carries with the wind. If it was our day for driving the buffalo over the edge of the cliff, we d go hungry.
After saying farewell to the Blackburns, Chris from Alberta Parks and i head to the spring Creek cross-country trails where Lodgepole pines scatter the rolling terrain. The trails have recently been double track set and are in great shape.
The giant Saamis Tepee fades from view as I exit the highway and head into Medicine Hat s historic downtown. On past visits, I d whizzed through The Hat unaware the river valley hub is buzzing with an energetic culinary, cultural and recreational scene
Burrr, january can be so cold. It s impossible to just chill (yes, pun intended) and listen to some sweet tunes when it s so dang cold. Tongue on the Post Music Festival feels your pain and has come to the rescue.
With its rolling prairie hills and mountain views, a recent visit to Pincher Creek and Castle Mountain Resort, gave our family of four an epic day of skiing. But more than that, it stole all of our hearts.
The walls in the day lodge at Castle Mountain Ski Resort are lined with bold photos of skiers and riders pushing through copious amounts of powder on epic terrain. But, those photos need to change with the times.