Avalanche Resources

Backcountry skiing is dangerous, make sure you are prepared before you head out on a trip. See our Resources Page or the Avalanche Canada for more information. Local snow stability information is shared on the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Skeena/Babine mountain trip talk discussion forum.
Click  here for the latest local Public Avalanche Bulletin.
" contains information about avalanche transceivers and surviving avalanches."
Avalanche Resources for the Smithers Area (pdf) contains links to local resources to aid in developing your Avalanche Awareness Skills

Skiing Resources

Guides to Local Areas
  1. See our Maps of Local Areas page along with the Hankin-Evelyn and East Boulder Creek pages
  2. Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis: A guide to ski mountaineering by John Baldin
    • Remote ski trips to the large icefields and rugged summits that stretch north to Alaska are described, along with shorter trips in the areas around Smithers, Stewart and Terrace in northern BC.
    • Available at Valhalla Pure
  3. Online Guide to Shames Backcountry near Terrace
  4. Backcountry Skiing Canada Website
        • Have you ever noticed how little good info there is on the web regarding ski touring in BC’s Interior Mountains—and BC in general? We want to change all that and are calling on our backcountry skiing brothers and sisters (yup, that’s you) to share your stories and glories. With your input and sharing, the site can reach its potential and be a one-stop-shop for skiers seeking timely, on-the-money information.
      Local Ski Huts
      1. Star Creek Cabin near Smithers
      2. Silver King Cabin in Babine Mountain Provinvial Park near Smithers
      3. Burnie Hut in the Howson Range near Smithers
      4. Larsen and Anderson Cabins maintained by the Mount Remo Backcountry Society

      Accommodation on Hudson Bay Mountain Resort
      1.   Watson & Company Outdoors Ski Hill Chalet Rental
      Other Local Clubs
      1. Alpine Club of Canada, Bulkley-Skeena Chapter
      2. Bulkley Valley Backpackers Society
      3. Smithers Snowmobile Association

      Local Backcountry Ski Shops:

      1. Valhalla Pure Smithers
      2. Dawn 2 Dusk