Skeena Cat Skiing office is located 10 minutes outside the small community of The District of New Hazelton, on Highway #16 in Northwest British Columbia. The Northwest is the least populated area of B.C. and has the highest Aboriginal population (30%) in the province. Locals refer to the area as “The Land of the Totems”. The Hazeltons offer some unique accommodations, excursions, cultural tours and some of the best Steelhead fishing in the world. Check out the “LovetheHazeltons” website where many of the local businesses showcase what they have to offer!
The closest shopping and services are a 1 hour drive south to the Town of Smithers. The Smithers Airport lies just 2 km. from town center on the north side. The downtown shopping area replicates a small swiss ski village….that’s how important skiing is to the locals! If you are coming to Skeena Cat Skiing, you might want to check out some of the other skiing opportunities in the area. Last winter Arcteryx, Northern BC Tourism and Destination BC took a Via Rail trip and experienced many of the skiing opportunities between Prince George and Terrace. You can view the story here: http://blog.hellobc.com/skiing-in-northern-bc-a-ski-trip-by-train/
A 2 hour drive west from Hazelton along Hwy #16 brings you to the City of Terrace. Terrace is also known for fabulous winters! As WestJet flys into Terrace, you might consider Terrace the beginning of your journey in northwest B.C. Shames Mountain, the locally owned ski hill is famous for huge dumps of powder and uncomparable backcountry skiing. Visit Terrace is a great place to gather information and start planning!
Rather have someone else do the planning? Hayley at Adventure Camp Tourism will be happy to put a purr…fect package together…just for you!
Jevon and Lynn are proud to enhance the socio-economic status of the region by:
- hiring “local” whenever possible..90% of our staff lives in Smithers or the Hazeltons
- buying “local” Skeena Cat Skiing sources beef, pork, chicken and lamb from local organic growers
- fuel is purchased from our local coop while 80% of our equipment repairs & maintenance costs are spent locally
- support the Smithers Airport by bringing guests in, as well as increasing the visitor days to our province
Here are some of the local events that we sponsor:
- The Annual Schussboomer – Fundraiser for the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club
- The Big Pig Bike Festival – Fundraiser for the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association
- Trix ‘n the Stix – Local informal competition where skiers and snowboarders in each age group have an hour apiece to show off their best tricks.
- Boarding for Brant -created to carry on the legacy of Brant Holenstein, a local young man whose life ended far too soon. The foundation raises money to provide gear, passes, lessons and sponsorships to those who otherwise would not be able to participate.
- The Extreme Everest Challenge – Skin up, ski down 18 times to equal the total elevation of Mt. Everest with all proceeds going to the Live it! Love it! Foundation.
- Burns Lake Rotary Club Annual Auction
- District of New Hazelton Canada Day and Christmas Celebrations in the park
This young man started snowboarding as soon as he could walk! He came boarding at Skeena for the first time at the age of 5! A super talented and extremely nice young man whom the world will be hearing a lot about in the coming years! Skeena Cat Skiing is honored and stoked to sponsor:
Born: Jan 16 – 2005 in Smithers BC
Started Snowboarding: 2006
Height: 4’ something … pip squeak …
Board Stance: Regular, 19” wide, 15 deg and 15 deg
Favourite Snowboarder: Travis Rice
Favourite Snowboard Event: Baker Banked Slalom
Favourite Trick: Anything Done With Style
Favourite Place to Snowboard: Backcountry POW!!!
Favourite Food: Beef Stroganoff
Best Recent Snowboard Results:
2016 – Baker Banked Slalom – Next Gen – 1st
2016 – DC Hit And Run – U16 – 3rd
2017 – Baker Banked Slalom – Juniors – 3rd
2017 – Dc Hit And Run – U16 – 1st
Tosh is also sponsored by: Burton, Electric, Sandbox, Hudson Bay Mountain, Sunlife Financial, Local Supply Company and his Nana & Papa
TAKE A CAT SKIING TRIP ON THE WILD SIDE!
Skeena Cat Skiing season begins mid January and continues to the end of March. You need to be at minimum an advanced skier to come to Skeena. We try our best to match abilities, ages, and often personalities.
Come on up, bring your powder lovin' friends! You will be warmly welcomed, well taken care of, and enjoy a truly unique backcountry cat skiing experience in wild Northern British Columbia!