Ski Area

This winter is going to be a great one, we can just tell! The Ski Area at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has been busy for a while now with updates and BRAND NEW features. What are they you ask? Well if you haven't heard, we are adding a TUBE PARK to the Ski Area! WOAH! 2 lanes of of super tubing fun will be YOURS to try out this winter. We can't wait to slide down.   Read more

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You will often hear people speak of "artificial snow". This is a misnomer. While the means of producing snow with fans and guns is a human orchestrated process, the end product (i.e. snow) is created using the same meteorological method as Mother Nature invented. "Man-made snow" is, therefore, a much better term.    Read more

C.D. is a six year old from Invermere. He likes things starting with the letter "s" - school, sweets (he would say candy but that doesn't start with s), Star Wars and snow. Here's what his Sunday at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area looked like...

1. We woke up early on Sunday and 15-20cm of powder had fallen in town. Yahoo! We wolfed down breakfast and then rushed down for first-ish chair.

2. There is powder everywhere - let's hit it!<...  Read more

  Skiing vs. Snowboarding For many, the topic of Skiing vs. Snowboarding can be quite controversial as it is often believed that one is better than the other. Although I have solely chosen one method my opinion is that both sports allow you to bolt down the mountain at unheard of speeds, graze through soft powder and offer countless hours of fun and exhilaration.   Read more

It's time to ski and ride again... Santa stopped visiting me many years ago, so these days seeing the chairlift turning is almost like spotting an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning. Yahoo, this is now my best day of the year! The opening day ritual starts the night before... Where are my gloves? Did I fix the broken strap on my poles? Pick up skis from the shop after a much needed tune. Then, a couple of questions. Is all this preparation really worth it? Is it time to forget chilly chairlift rides and just watch ski racing on TV instead?   Read more

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