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Alpine Skiing & Snow Boarding

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is a great family ski resort just 20 minutes from downtown. Four lifts, including a triple chair take you to the top of Hudson Bay Mountain. Enjoy ski runs from novice to expert, including some fun and challenging tree skiing. Hudson Bay Mountain Resort has a full service day lodge, with restaurant and lounge; along with a well outfitted rental and pro-shop. If you're new to skiing or boarding - you can link up with a friendly and qualified instructor at the ski school.

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1 Day skiing or snowboarding at Hudson Bay Mountain and one night stay at your choice of hotels for only $90 per person! Don't miss out on this great oportunity to hit the slopes and experience the best, driest powder conditions in the country. Come explore Smithers and everything this cozy Swiss Alpine themed town has to offer. Click here to book your epic Northern BC adventure.

Backcountry Skiing

If you prefer to leave the lifts behind and see the backcountry - you will love the Bulkley Valley. Smithers is surrounded by mountains and hundreds of miles of untracked snow! There is generally enough snow to ski from November through June and enough terrain to suit the most demanding skier on alpine touring or telemark gear. The town has good ski shops that can advise on where to ski and can assist with gear needs. Back country ski guides are also available.  We are especially proud of the recently designated back county ski area - the Hankin-Evelyn Backcounty Skiing Recreation Area. This Recreation Area creates significant new below-tree-line skiing and ensures access roads are maintained throughout the winter. It’s all about supporting the backcountry ski community by opening up a wealth of non-motorized ski touring terrain for all abilities. Spanning low elevation snow shoeing and cross-country loops, beginner, intermediate and expert tree runs, or high alpine bowls—Hankin-Evelyn offers something for everyone

Cross Country Skiing

The Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre has it all for the track skier. There's a day lodge, waxing huts, lighted night skiing and many organized events throughout the season. The tracks are well maintained and a map is available of the ski area. The Nordic Centre is on Hudson Bay Mountain about 15 minutes from down town. Other cross-country ski areas include the Canyon Creek Trails, and the Bulkley River Recreation Site

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  • Babine Mountains Provincial Park

    Babine Mountains Provincial Park offers unique and beautiful hiking opportunities minutes from downtown Smithers.

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  • Bulkley River Adventures Valley Ecotourism (BRAVE)

    3 Bedroom Home On Bulkley River with mountain view. Only moments away from peace and quiet, where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. Steelhead fishing right out the front door!

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  • Bulkley River Recreation Site

    10 kms of maintained trails suitable for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. These trails are not maintained. There is a warming cabin at the parking lot.

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  • Bulkley Valley Nordic (X-country) Center

    A top-rated cross-country ski area just minutes from downtown Smithers on the mid-slopes of Hudson Bay Mountain.

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  • Burnie Glacier Chalet

    We offer three-week, serious, high altitude expeditions in the arctic environment of Kluane Park, three-day summer hikes through mountain meadows and everything in between! Beginners welcome! Your mountain guide Christoph Dietzfelbinger is certified by the ACMG /UIAGM. He has many years of expereince in the high mountains of Europe and North America. Join him for an unforgettable mountain experience.

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  • Call Lake

    A small parcel of forested and non-forested wetlands.

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  • Canyon Creek Trails

    Enjoy more that 12 kms of groomed trails with access to backcountry skiing. The Canyon Creek trails are maintained by volunteers. Find the trails at km 21 on the Babine Lake Road.

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  • Dawn 2 Dusk

    Environmentally friendly backcountry, freeride, adventure and camping store downton Smithers.

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  • Hankin-Evelyn

    The Hankin-Evelyn Backcountry Recreation area is a new approach to backcountry skiing in the Bulkley Valley.

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  • Harold Price - Meadows Bulkley/Cassiar Recreation Site

    A public shelter managed cooperatively with the Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club. Allows overnight stays of short duration. Opportunities to explore Goat Mountian and Harold Price Meadows. Skiing, hiking and horseback riding are the principal means of accessing shelter.

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  • Harvey Mountain Adventures

    Snowmobile tours and gear rental available. Explore the powder snow of the back country around Smithers with Harvey Mountain Adventure! 

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  • Hudson Bay Mountain Resort

    Your powder destination!! Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is a skiers and boarders' paradise.

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  • McBike & Sport

    McBike & Sport specializes in equipment for cycling, running, cross-country skiing and fishing. 

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  • McDowel Lake

    Thousands of acres of undeveloped crown land for nature lovers who like to walk, bike, canoe, swim, ski snowshoe, and look for wildlife.

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  • Northern Sun Tours

    Outdoor recreation and education specialists!

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  • Seymour Lake

    Small lake, 5 minutes drive

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  • Silverking Basin Trail

    Babine Mountains Provincial Park: less than 30 minutes travel time to trailhead; trail departs Driftwood Creek Road at Sunny Point; easy grade; Joe L'Orsa Cabin

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  • Skeena Cat Skiing

    Skeena Cat Skiing is the only cat ski operation in Northern BC in a region known for being a snow belt.  Our ski area is huge - about 600 square kilometres!  We welcome sole skiers and groups of skiers for one day or a multi-day adventure. 

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  • Skeena Heliskiing

    Ski or snow board in the beautiful Skeena Mountains with the aid of a powerful 407 helicopter.

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  • Twin Falls/Glacier Gulch

    Twin Falls/Glacier Gulch is blessed with two glistening waterfalls cascading 550 feet down its rocky face. Five thousand feet above you can still see the receding glacier. There are some picnic tables here where you can rest and enjoy the surroundings.

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