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Mountain Film Trailer: Motherload

Follow professional skiers and mothers Tessa Treadway (@freerangefamily) and Izzy Lynch (@izzy__lynch) as they carry the load of loss, life-changing events, and the love of their children into the mountains where they find the moments of peace, growth and healing that help them carry on. [...]

Excerpt: All-Time High

An unprecedented number of visitors are heading to Banff National Park, with a million more tourists passing through the gates in just the last five years. Has the beloved park reached its limits? [...]

Excerpt: Up, at Work

Chris Perry doesn’t mind that you’ve never heard of him, but you should. Geoff Powter profiles one of the Rockies’ most prolific routebuilders and discovers what motivates him to set the path for others to follow. [...]

The Aftermath of Mountain Tragedy

We all know things can go wrong in the mountains. We prepare ourselves by taking courses, gearing up, and carrying our emergency beacons. But are we prepared for what comes after a trauma? [...]

The Expat Advantage

Long before Ja-Pow was an annual pilgrimage for Canadians, Japanese skiers and riders were moving to the Bow Valley. They've stayed, raised families and thrived in business, including guiding clients throughout the Rockies. Meet two such ACMG-accredited ski guides: Yuji Akiyama and Katsu Goto. [...]

Excerpt: Masters of Mountain Knowledge

They have achieved the pinnacle of Rockies knowledge. Master Interpreters are integral members of the Interpretive Guides Association, nominated by their peers to receive the highest accreditation for knowledge sharing. The Canadian Rockies Annual put three such interpreters to the test with questions crowd-sourced from our readers. 
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The Mountain Surf Scene

A man striding across the sands of Waikiki wearing wool plaid and carrying an ice axe is about as natural as surf culture in the Rocky Mountains. Mountain folk are meant to float down or paddle up rivers in the Canadian way: seated in a canoe. But a few forms of surfing have taken hold in these mountains and brought surf culture with them. [...]

Mountain Film Release: Choosing to Live

While mourning her late husband, Sarah Hornby craved an opportunity to connect with him through his biggest passion. Her goal was simple. In a single year, she would attempt all 10 routes he created while researching his Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook. As she pedalled, her story transformed. From sadness and loss to a profound celebration of both his life and her own unique journey, she was choosing to live. [...]

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! [...]

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. [...]

10 Keys to a Perfect Spring in Jasper National Park

Spring is here, and it's glorious. Now is the perfect time to plan your springtime adventure in Jasper, whether it's sneaking in some last turns on the slopes, riding the waves with river rafting or basking in the sunshine and mountain views from a patio. [...]

8 Reasons Not to Miss the 30th Jasper in January Festival

This annual celebration takes the best things about the season — skiing, fat biking, dog sledding, skating, comfort food, etc. — and mixes in a healthy dose of community cheer to create one of the most highly anticipated parties of the year. [...]

Rockies Shred Fest 2018 Recap + See the Films You Missed!

Sold out for a fourth straight year, Rockies Shred Fest is an annual pre-season gathering hosted by Crowfoot Media, in collaboration with Capow Guiding. Emceed by Capow's Marty Schaffer, the event attracted 500 snow enthusiasts for a night of local ski and snowboard films, a mountain tradeshow, door prizes and giveaways, and more! Here's what went down, in case you missed it! [...]

Mountain Lodge Spotlight: Mistaya Lodge

Flying into a catered and guided backcountry lodge, I expected to feel like a queen. What I didn’t expect was the depth of the connection I would establish with my surroundings. [...]