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Powder Matt
Works at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Vast terrain, untouched powder, awe-inspiring views, exciting flights: all to be shared with only a few other skiers. Kicking Horse is the perfect warm-up for even bigger backcountry adventure. Purcell Heli-Skiing has been taking skiers and snowboarders to the pristine summits and powder heaven of the Purcell mountains for over 40 years. Ever gazed beyond …
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#Bear  predicts snowy #winteriscoming   #skiing  season ahead in the #CanadianRockies   #exploreBC  +Destination British Columbia 
The Farmer’s Almanac predicts we will have a ‘harsh & cold’ winter.  Boo, our resident bear, seems to agree – he’s been eating and getting ready for hibernation earlier than usual, being about a month ahead of schedule on his winter weight gain leads the experts to believe not only will it be a harsh …
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guide to best powder skiing in #Canada   #BritishColumbia  don't miss #GoldenBC   #RevelstokeBC   #KickingHorseMountainResort  @KickingHorsemtn #exploreBC  
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#tourism   #growth  in Southeastern #britishcolumbia  community of #KimberleyBC  +Destination British Columbia 
A sunny outlook has little to do with the SunMine and everything to do with market confidence, says Kimberley Economic Development Officer Kevin Wilson
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group of local adventurers check out the new #ViaFerrata   #adventure   #summertime  at #KickingHorseMountainResort   #GoldenBC   #thishorseRules   #GoldenRules   #exploreBC  
Reporter Joel Tansey attempts to conquer his childhood fears on Kicking Horse Mountain Resort's via ferrata.
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Farmer's Almanac forecasts cold and snowy winter #Canada   #FarmersAlmanac   #Skivacation   #skiing   #snowboarding   #elnino   #exploreBC  
While some people might not be very excited by the Farmer's Almanac prediction of having a 'harsh and cold' winter, we're looking forward to it! The Old Farmer's Almanac has been published since 1792 and using over 200 years of weather data, makes predictions for the upcoming seasons each year ...
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One of the best #hikingtrails  in the #CanadianRockies  located south of #banffnationalpark  in #FernieBC   #explorebc  
Traverse lush rainforests and high glacial cirques on bridges, ropes, and ladders on this new path in British Columbia.
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view from the sky of #FernieBC  surrounded by the beautiful #CanadianRockies  south of #Banff   #banffnationalpark  in the Southeastern corner of #BritishColumbia  a perfect place for #summervacation   #exploreBC  
Surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Fernie is a picturesque mountain community complete with outdoor pursuits–an escape from the hurried pace of everyday life–a casual, comfortable, and laid-back place where a local community still thrives.
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#ExploreBC  take a drive for #adventure  this #summertime   #vacationdestinations  to southeastern #BritishColumbia   #fernieBC   #GoldenBC   #KimberleyBC  
While exploring the wilderness of the Kootenays during winter can be exciting with snow blanketing the land, the warm summer months have their own natural charms.
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Vice President, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, largest private owner of mountain resorts in Canada
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adventurer, author, top ski blogger, travel writer, social media expert
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  • Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
    Vice President, Marketing, present
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Calgary, Alberta, 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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