Trails Report

Friday, March 5, 2021

5 cm new snow

All trails groomed

Babine Lake Road is in good condition.

Angle-parking works best in the parking lot. Parking lot is plowed.

The new Beaver Trail has signs both ends and is groomed narrow - you'll see it along the South Perimeter.

The North Trail is broke to snowshoe and is skiable - there is a missing ski pole somewhere along the trail - let us know if you see it.

The South Trail is broke to snowshoes and new flagging makes it easy to follow.

The Arrow Trail has new signs and flagging and the brush is cleared. If you are on skis, watch for the water holes.

Snowshoers - thank you for walking in single file on the side of groomed trails. It's important to keep the middle of groomed trails smooth for skiers.

Fat bikes do not work well on the trails - the snow is too soft - so please - no fat bikes

Most trails have the new signs showing length of trail and destination.




Welcome to Canyon Creek

We have 22 km of wilderness trails suitable for cross-country and backcountry skiing. Trails are suitable for all skill levels from novice to advanced.

We are in a high-elevation snowbelt that results in cold dry powder for most of the winter. Our season extends from November 21 to April 1.

Elevation of the trails range from 1032 meters up to alpine at 1576 meters.

We groom 8.4 km of trail at the lower elevations. We groom flat with no track setting due to the terrain. Hills are groomed wide enough for turns and stopping.

Another 13.6 km of ungroomed trails are tracked by skiers and snowshoers.

Much of our trails are in open meadows or parkland as a result of a forest fire in the 1930's.

When there is valley fog in town, it's often sunny at Canyon Creek Ski Area.

Snowshoeing is permitted but users must walk to the side of groomed trails.

Dogs are permitted on all trails as long as owners clean up any messes and put their pets on leash if necessary.


Contact Us

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All work is done by volunteers. Currently there are no fees but there is a donation box at the Ski Area to show your appreciation and support.

We currently have two fundraising projects:

Purchase a new groomer
Hire an excavator to install culverts to keep our ski trails dry

You can donate on site or online:



Use the trails at your own risk.

The trails are in a wilderness setting with all the associated risks.

The trails are not patrolled, so tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Ski with a friend.

There is cell coverage on the upper ungroomed trails, but no cell coverage on the lower groomed trails.

Maps are located at major junctions and show where you are.

We recommend a location beacon such as a SPOT or Inreach.



Canyon Creek Ski Area is managed by the BV Outdoor Recreation Society (BVORS) and the Canyon Creek Recreation Society in collaboration
with Rec Sites and Trails BC.

The trails have been developed and maintained by the BVORS since 2007.

Our sponsors for 2020/2021 include:

Rec Sites and Trails BC

Dawson Road Maintenance

Extreme Signs

Smithers Lions Club

Your donations



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