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Just Another Powder Day @ Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers BC

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This is not a bottomless powder story.  It is about a place where even a few inches of snow make for a good powder day because the few inches that have been falling almost every night still havn't been skiied off.  A place with a lot of terrain for a small area, and very few skiers.  Unlike many big name high traffic areas where most of the powder gets plundered in two hours, here, if there is any powder at all, there's no hurry, you will be skiing it all day and the next.

 

When the regular runs are skiied out, there is an out of bounds area almost as large as the entire ski area, and the managment promotes the use of it by providing a ski out and promoting it in it's PR.  Countless powder lines here among a maze of alpine meadows even many days after a snowfall.  I skiied 10 days in the first two weeks of March and skiied a groomed run maybe twice.  There is not much grooming that goes on here.

 

This is a video I made with my new GoPro, I had some fun with it, hope you like it!

post #2 of 11

Wow, really nice video.  I especially enjoyed the narration.  

Thanks for sharing. 

 

post #3 of 11

That's way out there! Ive wondered about Hudson Bay Mountain, but never have seen much about it. Thanks for sharing!

post #4 of 11

Well said and so true.... yet this season Hudson Bay Mountain had such epic snow they extended their season until the end of April... now if you have not had the opportunity to try their Schnai Dai blend of riding and events galore.. one has to try it's this weekend April 14, and 15

post #5 of 11

Very cool...thx for sharing!  Nicely produced video...it was like being there on a tour with you.  How far away is it from Vancouver?

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Originally Posted by locknload View Post

Very cool...thx for sharing!  Nicely produced video...it was like being there on a tour with you.  How far away is it from Vancouver?


Well if you're going to be difficult, it's a mere 15 hour drive (per Google maps). Of course they assume no snowy roads as you drive north through 1,000km of the Canadian Rockies. It might be faster to take a glacier cruise to Prince Rupert and drive 5 hours from there... or just parachute in. wink.gif

 

Great video. Someday....

 

 

post #7 of 11

Yep...I could tell it was a long and winding route through high mtn passes to get there.   So classes transit point in terms of airports is...?

post #8 of 11

Smithers BC has an airport with scheduled service from Vancouver. There's a link on the Hudson Bay Mountain website.

 

Rail service too. It's a veritable metropolis!

 

post #9 of 11

I wish I could watch the video-- but being in Germany, it's blocked because the music rights aren't licensed for viewing in youtube videos here.... :( (one of the more frustrating things about moving here/regional licensing agreements).

 

Your description makes the place sound great. 

 

Any chance of uploading a music-less version of the video? 

post #10 of 11

I love Northern BC's skiing. Shames, Hudson, Powder King, Tabour, Purden and Murray Ridge are all like this. NO crowds and plenty of snow.

post #11 of 11

very, very good smile.gif smile.gif. thanks

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