The nearly symmetrical peak on which the resort sits offers hard-to-beat skiing that includes local favourite, the Trail to Town. This two-directional route connects downtown Smithers to the Skyline Lift. From the resort’s chairlift and two T-bars, you can access 36 runs of intermediate and challenging in-bounds vertical as well as off-piste terrain for more experienced skiers.
And where do the locals ski? Chapman’s Challenge on the north side of the resort is a steep and deep run, while Seven Sisters Glades serves up 18 ha (44 ac) of gladed terrain. Boarders take delight in the natural half pipe snaking down through Upper and Lower gully.
This season, Hudson Bay Mountain has made extensive efforts to adjust to the realities of social distancing. You can view the resort’s COVID-19 protocols here.
Pro tip: The local bus that runs from downtown to the mountain will cost you a mere $5 for a roundtrip ticket. You can either bus back at day’s end (after a bevvy or two at the Whiskey Jack Lounge) or zip down the Trail to Town for a true ski-out experience. You might even pass die-hard locals going the opposite direction, ski touring their way up.RESORT WEBSITE