Posted by: cherylyoung | May 2, 2012

Hudson Bay Mountain in the majestic Bulkley Valley of Northwest British Columbia

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort offers plenty of light,

dry powder for downhill skiing, snowboarding,

 cross-country skiing along with “The Best Terrain

Park in The North” on Hudson Bay Mountain in the

 majestic Bulkley Valley of Northwest British Columbia.

With the most consistent powder conditions

 anywhere, more than 300 acres of exciting terrain,

 and our big mountain vertical, the reasons to ski or

 snowboard in Smithers are obvious.

Formerly known as Ski & Ride Smithers, Hudson

 Bay Mountain Resort is located 8 miles (12 km) west

 of Smithers in Northwest BC, between Prince George

and Prince Rupert. Access is via Ski Hill Road.

Air Canada and Hawkair offer daily flights from

Vancouver to Smithers. B.C. Ferry Service or Alaska

 Ferries can deliver you to Prince Rupert, and from

Prince Rupert you can follow scenic Highway 16 east

 to Smithers, or take the train (Via Rail provides

 regular service to Smithers).

The Mountain Bus runs on weekends and holidays

 only and picks up skiiers and boarders at Hudson

 Bay Lodge at 8:15, Sunshine Inn at 8:25, Aspen Inn

and Suites at 8:35, Zobnick Road (Bottom of Trail to

 Town) at 8:40am, and Winterland Sport World at 8:45.

 The mid-day pickup collects skiers at Zobnick Road

(Bottom of Trail to Town) at 11:30am and Winterland

Sport World at 11:45am.

The bus leaves the hill for the return trip at 4:00 pm

and does the drop offs in reverse order.

 Skiing, Snowboarding and XC Skiing in the Bulkley

 Valley region of North BC is best enjoyed on the

 slopes of Hudson Bay Mountain near Smithers,

 British Columbia, Canada.

 During the winter months the landscape is white, the

 tree limbs sag under the weight of the snow and the

 mountain trails are covered in layers of powder snow.

It is then that the local ski resort and nordic ski

centre kick it into gear on the mountain.

The mountain is separated into two sections to

 accommodate each type of skier.

The upper slopes where the elevation reaches 2331

 metres (7647 feet) on Hudson Bay Mountain are

groomed with powder runs entertaining downhill

skiers and snowboarders.

The middle and lower slopes are designated for the xc skier.

Downhill skiers and snowboarders have access to the

various points on the mountain via four chairlifts.

 The Skyline Chair takes skiers and boarders up

1835 metres (6022 feet) and to the longest run down

 which is over 3 km (2 mi) long.

Overall there is 34 ski runs, a snowboard terrain park,

 serviced by four lifts covering over 300 acres of

powder snow terrain.

The Alpine Ski area has ski and snowboard rentals,

 lessons and a snow school.

In the winter months the middle and lower slopes

 of Hudson Bay Mountain and the massive network of

 trails lined with trees dripping in snow are designated

 for the xc skiers visiting the hill.

The extensive network of cross-country trails tend

to lead in and out from the Bulkley Valley Nordic

 Centre.

The middle slopes of the mountain are dominated

by 35 km ( 22 mi) of groomed cross country ski trails

 set with a double classic track and middle skating lane.

At night, the Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre’s light

 switch is flicked on and 3 km of the cross country

 trails are lit up for night skiing.

The nordic centre trail system is divided into two

 sections – the Pine Creek Trails and the Chris Dahlie

 Trails.

Both starting and ending at the lower

BC A DAY AT A TIME

www.bcadayatatime.com

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B.C

www.cbythesea@shaw.ca

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