Lisa Monforton

Lisa Monforton


Lisa Monforton was a confirmed winter-dreading flatlander living in Southern Ontario, before moving to Calgary just more than a decade ago. Since the first time she experienced the Rockies in winter, clipping on skis at Nakiska, she wondered why she hadn't done this a lot sooner. She was quickly cured of her winter-weariness and has come to appreciate Alberta’s longest season. Lisa is a long-time journalist, and most recently was the travel editor at the Calgary Herald for the past 10 years. She continues to write freelance for a number of publications. When she’s not travelling, or skiing, she enjoys the peace of snow-shoeing, hiking, cycling and camping.


Stories by Lisa Monforton

Troll Ski Resort #SkiNorth BC

Craving the simple things in life, these days? We thought so. When you #SkiNorthBC, it’s a bit like...

Spirit North Cross Country Skiing Indigenous Youth

If you’re seeking the upsides of the COVID-19 pandemic, the enthusiasm for outdoor winter sports...

Hudson Bay Smithers

Welcome to winter in the wide-open spaces of Northern Alberta, which are sure to bring you joy. 

Snow Seekers snowboarding Powderking BC

The ski and riding season is going to look a little different this year. But hey, nothing is getting...


Alvin Lee hadn’t laid eyes on snow until three years ago, at the age of 33 while on a trip to Japan...


Aren’t we lucky to live in a city with so many activities to choose from? Each season offers tons of...