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Fat Bikes are prohibited on all trails

Friday February 16, 2024

5 cm new snow

All trails are groomed and in excellent condition

except for South Trail that does not need grooming.

We cannot set tracks until we get more snow.

Babine Lake Road is in very good condition.

Parking lot is plowed, thanks Dawson!

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Canyon Creek

 

All work at Canyon Creek Ski Area is done by volunteers.

We have 22 km of ski 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 grooming season extends from mid-November to April 10.

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

We machine-groom more than 10 km of trails at the lower elevations. We will be grooming for both track set and skate skiing. Hills are groomed wide enough for turns and stopping.

Another 12 km of trails are tracked and monitored by our volunteers.

Many 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.

Canyon Creek is an excellent destination for families with children. It's a place where children can have fun!

Snowshoeing is permitted but users must walk in the Snowshoe Lane provided and not on the Ski Lane or the set track.

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

 

Contact Us

You can contact us at canyoncreek@bcnorth.ca

 

     

Fees/Donations

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 rely solely on donations.

Your donations go toward maintaining and improving the trails.

 

You can donate on-site or online:

 

Safety

Use the trails at your own risk.

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

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

There is cell coverage on the upper section of the Hill Trail, but no cell coverage on the lower trails.

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

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

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Canyon Creek Ski Area is managed by the Canyon Creek Recreation Society in collaboration with Rec Sites and Trails BC.

We have developed and maintained the trails since 2007.

Our sponsors for 2023 include:

Bulkley Valley Backpackers Society

Rec Sites and Trails BC

Wetzinkwa Community Forest

West Fraser / Pacific Inland Resources

Bulkley Valley Kin Club

Dawson Road Maintenance

Extreme Signs

Smithers Lions Club

Bulkley Valley Credit Union

and most important - your donations