AVALANCHES: Join us Nov 24-25 + Safely Take Your Winter Mountain Adventures to the Next Level!

Do you venture out of bounds at the resort or into the backcountry when out on the trails in winter? If so, an Avalanche Skills Training Course Level 1 (AST 1) is the perfect place to start your winter backcountry mountain education, no experience necessary! And you can do so in Canmore on November 24-25th!

HIKE: Lava Lake – Big Sky Montana

Montana is famous for its stunning lakes, with over two hundred and thirty in the Big Sky Area alone. Nestled among the Spanish Peaks of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness is one of our favourites - Lava Lake. Its stunning waters make for a fantastic destination to kick back and cool off on a hot Montana day!

Hike: Storm Castle Peak | Big Sky Montana

Storm Castle Mountain rises up from the edge of Montana's Gallatin River. The trail to its peak is a favourite among locals and after hiking it ourselves this summer, we agree! If you hit this trail on a hot summer day be sure to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool river as your reward!

Gillean Daffern Photo

Profile: Gillean Daffern – A Rocky Mountain Legend

For over 30 years she has been writing and publishing trail guides to Alberta's Kananaskis Country. We sat down with Gillean at her home in Calgary to chat about her experiences in hiking, the women who inspire her and the moment when she decided to create her first guide book - Kananaskis Trail Guide Vol 1.