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Hudson Bay

Hudson Bay3/51
Hudson Bay3 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Hudson Bay - Reviews

Hudson Bay - Reviews

A Nice Warm Up For Cat Skiing

19/10/2017

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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

A Nice Warm Up For Cat Skiing

19/10/2017
Warm Up
We went skiing at Hudson Bay Mountain Resort as a nice warm up to Skeena Cat Skiing. It’s a lovely little ski hill for the locals and I’d certainly be happy enough if I lived in Smithers and got to ski at Hudson and use it to access the sidecountry and backcountry. However, Hudson Bay is unlikely to attract too many out-of-towners or international visitors considering its remote location, and that there are bigger BC ski resorts with more variety that are easier to access. Of course if you’re in the area for cat skiing or heli skiing, it’s worth popping up to Hudson Bay to check it out.

Major pros of Hudson Bay include the complete lack of crowds, the friendly community vibe, and that lodging, food and skiing/snowboarding is pretty cheap. Obvious cons are the small size of the terrain, the old lifts, and the relatively small volumes of snow.

When we visited, some warm temps had invaded northern BC a few days earlier, so whilst the snow quality was pretty dry in the upper elevations, the snow was disgustingly crusty and icy further down. In the black diamond zone, we were wishing that there was a groomer to bail onto but there wasn’t – yikes!

See the Canadian ski resorts ratings to see how we compare Hudson Bay to other western Canadian ski areas.