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Works at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
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Kicking Horse Resort is known as being the “Champagne Capital of Canada” and skiers and boarders alike flock to the hills in the Winter. However, the mou
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you got to scare yourself everyday...then try the new #VIAFerrata   #ThisHorseRules   #KickingHorse  +Destination British Columbia 
Via Ferrata at Kicking Horse Mountain. I thought I had a terrible time but I can't stop talking about this thrilling experience in the Kootenay Rockies.
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Hiking this 75-kilometre trail will test both your mind and body. Think you have what it takes?
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Snow forecast for next winter looking good for #skiers  and #Snowboarders  in #BritishColumbia   #PowderHighway   #LoveFernie   #ThisHorseRules   #MyKimberley  
That’s what the experts are saying. And while many people across Canada may be rolling their eyes, for winter outdoor enthusiasts it’s music to their ears. What is La Nina anyways? La Niña is the positive phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and is associated with cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the …
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Feel like your #rockclimbing  but without having to learn how this #summer2016   #CanadianRockies   #GoldenBC  +tourismgolden 
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Break down that #Fear ! You need to chase it! Dig into it! Beat it!
As I write this, I am actually pretty terrified. Let me explain why that’s a good thing. This past week and a half Kody, Lisa, (@madebylisamarie), and myself have been traveling in British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, and now Washington working on a large collaboration between many companies and sponsors including The Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, Kelty, Kuhl, Goal Zero, Sandisk, Polar Pro, Kessler, Nuun, and DJI.
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#summertime   #camping   #familycamping   #canadianrockies   #BritishColumbia   #FernieBC  mountain top camping, first ever offered access by chair lift provides a unique camping experience at a ski resort in Southeastern, British Columbia, called Fernie Alpine Resort
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You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you have not done that eats away at us. Change is good. Shift your workout outside and onto the trail.
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#skiResorts  in #Canada  enhance #SummerAdventure  offering in the #CanadianRockies  in and around #Banff   #Alberta  
Kootenay ski resorts add summer attractions to expand appeal
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#PowderHighway   #skiDestination   #skiVacation  Why #FernieBC  is the place to go for #Powder  and so much more #winteriscoming   #skiing   #snowboarding   #LoveFernie   #FernieStoke  
Matt Mosteller aka ‘Powder Matt’ started his ski writing career as the ultimate ski bum, living in a car and skiing at Fernie. This is his…
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Senior Vice President, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, largest private owner of mountain resorts in Canada
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Adventurer, top ski blogger, author of top selling book Adventurer's Guide to Living a Happy Life, available now at Chapters Indigo, Amazon, KOBO, Google Books, Barnes & Noble.Powder Highway lover, Ski British Columbia, Super, Natural http://www.powdermatt.com
Introduction

I am a self proclaimed lover of the mountains and the outdoor life! I spend most of my time enjoying the mountains, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, canoe tripping, climbing, backpacking and backcountry skiing. I have been in the mountain resort industry all of my life- from ski racing, professional ski coach to marketing professional in the mountain resort industry with current job of Vice President of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. I have worked for major outdoor retailer, REI, where I did some product testing. I Love Mountain Equipment COOP (MEC) and one of the best outdoor gear companies is Outdoor Research (OR) One of my hobbies when out enjoying an outdoor adventure is to test the latest in outdoor and mountain gear for the Calgary Herald and Vancouver Sun, My most favorite adventures happen with my family on weekend camping, backpacking and canoe trips in the Canadian Rockies. I continue to strive to push my Adventure and Life limits, like entering and finishing, what some say is the world's toughest Winter Adventure Race, the Yukon Challenge. An 1800 mile cross country, running, dog-sledding, multi sport event from Whitehorse to above the Arctic Circle in January. Part of the entertainment is that you have to sleep outside every night and endure the 40 to 60 below temps. A recent highlight was being a torch bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics. I have much to be thankful for- family, life, passion (work). I am constantly focused on seeing the positive in every step of life. Even if those steps involve a Mother Grizzly Bear- as I am one of the few people to survive a Grizzly attack on skis.

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Survived Grizzly Bear attack on skis, Top Ski Blogger's at www.powdermatt.com, Member of the Advisory Board, Canada Institute, Constantly working on ways to get kids healthy and active to fight childhood obesity, Being able to enjoy my passions in life (work, mountains, family and outdoors), featured in Ski, Mountain Living, Powder Magazine, Outdoor Gear tester for GearGuideAdvisor,com, Completed world's toughest Winter Adventure Race, Yukon Challenge, being published in the Globe and Mail travel section, skiing every month of the year, member of many past tourism boards and tourism marketing organizations. Author of book Adventurer's Guide to Living a Happy Life. Travel writer, writer with feature articles in Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun and Calgary Herald
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  • University of Washington
    1988
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Why You Should Follow Your Fears
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As I write this, I am actually pretty terrified. Let me explain why that’s a good thing. This past week and a half Kody, Lisa, (@madebylisam

Testing your limits on Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail - The Globe a...
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Hiking this 75-kilometre trail will test both your mind and body. Think you have what it takes?

A Road, River and Renewal in the Rocky Mountains of Montana
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A river trip was badly needed, heat beat, clean the mud off from pedal play in Fernie, British Columbia and we were looking forward to ‘Rive

Summer Chills and Mountain Thrills in the Canadian Rockies | Bea Broda
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Fernie, BC (April 22, 2016) – Adventure seekers need not wait until next winter to get their mountain thrills in the Canadian Rockies. Ferni

Toronto Star
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Hiking trails and places to stay along B.C.’s Golden and Revelstoke corridor make way for families travelling with babies.

Toronto Star
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Here are five things that B.C. ski bum, author, adventurer, mountain lifestyle ambassador Matt Mosteller can’t leave home without when he go

Kimberley Alpine Resort bustling with activities
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There’s a stereotype some people have about mountain towns being sleepy.

RCR’s Matt Mosteller - A job in perspective - The Free Press
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The Free Press caught up with Mosteller at the Lizard Creek Lodge, where we asked him what inspired his Fernie stoke.

Freeskiing’s next great generation gets an early start
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Like his professional skier parents, two-year-old Kasper Treadway is turning heads and tearing up the slopes at B.C.’s Kicking Horse resort

Toronto Star
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Writer Matt Mosteller provides a lesson on deep snow skiing and recommends some of the best spots in B.C. in which to ‘powder dance.’

Weekend Trip: The Sweet Sidecountry of Revelstoke and Kicking Horse - El...
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Forget Whistler. For a weekend trip from Denver, head to British Columbia's Powder Highway.

Freeski series set to hit FAR for another year - The Free Press
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Junior freeskiers from around North America will be dropping into Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) for another year of the junior free skiing.

Wrangle the Chute 2016 - 2 Star FWQ Event - Biglines
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is thrilled to introduce a new 2 stars Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ). To foster and support the local adult f

Festivals add to the fun at Fernie Mountain Resort
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Getting skiers and snowboarders to Fernie isn’t exactly difficult.

Nakiska for all the right reasons
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There are a certain set of selling points when it comes to Nakiska that every skier and snowboarder is aware of.

Slopes for Hope returns to Kimberley - Kimberley Daily Bulletin
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Downhill and cross country skiing to raise funds for Canadian Cancer Society

Nakiska hosting World Cup ski cross races
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Thanks to years of criss-crossing the Atlantic Ocean to ski on Canada’s behalf, Marielle Thompson considers herself somewhat of an expert in

Kimberley Alpine Resort to host Avalanche Awareness Day - Kimberley Dail...
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Conditions have changed due to cold spell and more snow, says avalanche.ca

FNS anticipates another successful ski season - The Free Press
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The Fernie Nordic Society (FNS) skates toward another successful year with big upcoming events and even bigger participation.