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What does it take to get the mountain ready for winter?

Opening Day. It's the day all ski and snowboard enthusiasts look forward to – a chance to be among the first up the chair and down the slopes. But opening a mountain for skiing isn't as simple as turning on a lightbulb – far from it. Sarah Magyar from the Lake Louise Ski Resort walks us through what goes on behind the scenes. [...]

Win the Ultimate Lake Louise Getaway

We've teamed up with Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Crowfoot Media Partner Lake Louise Ski Resort to bring you an incredible prize package so you and a lucky companion can enjoy winter at its best in Lake Louise. [...]

Rockies Shred Fest 2019 Recap + See the Films You Missed!

Five hundred winter enthusiasts descended on Wild Bill's on October 17 for another sold-out night of pre-season stoke at Rockies: Shred Fest! The town is still buzzing from a night of ski and snowboard films, our mountain tradeshow, door prizes (including a Season's Pass from Ski Big 3), and the Banff premiere of DREAM JOB. See which films won, and watch them here! [...]

Rocky Mountain Books Celebrates 40 Years

Today, guidebooks grace the bookshelves and coffee tables of many outdoor enthusiasts, and in the Canadian Rockies, most of the go-to guide books can be accredited to a small, but mighty, publishing company and proud partner of Crowfoot Media. [...]

Win a Copy of Rocky Mountain Cooking

We're giving away two copies of this visually stunning collection of mouth-watering recipes – tried, tested (and loved) by a multitude of hungry hikers and skiers. [...]

Rocky Mountain Cooking: Q+A with Chef Katie Mitzel

"Rich and deliberate flavours, delicious savoury vegetables, heavenly soups and hearty, oven-roasted meats are a feast for the eyes, nose and taste-buds," says Katie Mitzel, author of Rocky Mountain Cooking. They are also a well-known staple of backcountry life in the Canadian Rockies, and now cooks everywhere can bring those recipes into the comfort of home. We check in with Mitzel to learn about the inspiration behind her new cookbook and what kind of recipes you'll find inside. [...]

DREAM JOB to Screen at Rockies Shred Fest

New this year at the 5th annual Rockies Shred Fest, stand-up comedian and filmmaker Katie Burrell will be joining us live to present the Banff screening of DREAM JOB after our films in competition. [...]

Journey to the Centre

We all go outside to clear our heads, but some of us have more clearing out to do than others. Margo Talbot delves into the destructive forces of post-traumatic stress and how nature's healing power can bring us back into balance. [...]

This Weekend Only: Get 2 for 1 Magazines!

The Canadian Rockies Annual is proud to be produced, published and printed in Canada. Each volume of the magazine also showcases the work of dozens of writers, photographers and artists who call Canada home. To celebrate, we're offering 2 for 1 magazines for Canada Day weekend only! [...]

2019 Canmore Folk Music Festival (August 3-5)

Crowfoot Media is proud to partner with the Canmore Folk Music Festival! The longest running folk music festival in Alberta, this annual Bow Valley gathering showcases 30+ individual acts or performers on stages throughout Canmore. [...]

Excerpt: From the Den and Back Again

It’s the ultimate question for many women, yet not all spend their working hours hanging off mountains and helicopter slings. How does motherhood fit in the picture for a mountain guide? [...]

2019 Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest

Running this year June 21-23, 2019, Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is a three-day festival with a buffet of ‘for fun’ activities. Celebrate mountain bike culture, Canadian Rockies style! In support of MTB associations across the region. [...]

Excerpt: Leading the Way

It’s the ultimate question for many women, yet not all spend their working hours hanging off mountains and helicopter slings. How does motherhood fit in the picture for a mountain guide? [...]

Three Things I’ve Learned: Lloyd “Kiwi” Gallagher

As a climber, member of Canada's 1982 expedition to Mt. Everest, ACMG guide, Summit of Excellence Award winner, and beloved member of the Banff community, Lloyd "Kiwi" Gallagher has had many such moments. Turning 80 this year, Kiwi shares what he's learned throughout his many decades spent in the mountains.  [...]