WARNING: Please stay away from the chairlift side of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort, including the BackDoor trail and the Trail to Town this weekend! Brushing and logging are underway, and there is heavy equipment in the area. All trails are closed UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, except the Trail to Town, which should be open again sometime next week.

Opening Day: November 24

Join us for fresh snow, friendly faces and piping hot poutine on November 24!

Weather permitting, the lifts start turning at 10 am. Last chair is at 3:30 pm and the t-bar stops at 4 pm.

Hope to see you there :)

Fresh Tracks are sponsored by Glacier Toyota! Details coming soon!

Oktoberfest! Craft Beer, Local Music, Prizes

Join the Smithers Canadian Ski Patrol and The Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society for a great eventing of craft beer, local music and great prizes.

This fun filled fundraiser kicks of the season in support of our local snow community.

Tickets are $10 and available at the Hudson Bay Mountain office at 1181 Main Street.

Learn more ».

Grizzly Growler Season Pass Sale Ends Sept. 30

As summer winds to an end and the nights become cooler, it’s time to start thinking about winter. Do you have your season pass yet? There is no better time to buy your 2017-18 season pass since prices go up after Sept. 30!

This year, Hudson Bay Mountain will be open a whopping 114 days this year! That is even more than last season (that broke records for operating days in recent history).

Not only that, the Mountain Bus will be running EVERY DAY that Hudson Bay Mountain is open! Now it is even easier to get to the powder.

Check out Grizzly Growler Season Pass Rates »

NEW OFFICE Location!
Stop by our new office at 1181 Main Street in Smithers. We are located between Calderwood Reality and Studio 16 on Main Street. Come say Hello!

3 Easy Ways to Purchase your Pass:

1) In person at our Downtown Office at 1181 Main Street, Smithers
2) By phone at (250) 847-2058 / (866) 665-4299
3) Download and email the completed forms to
If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call us to ensure we have received your application.

2017/2018 Legendary Local Season Pass Application   » Download

2017/2018 Insurance is available for purchase, which covers you if you are injured or sick and unable to ski/board, or if your current employer needs you to transfer for work. Application and additional details   » Download

SAVE on FLEX Cards

Only until September 30!

Summer is almost gone and so are the deals! Get FLEX cards for this season at last year’s prices, but only until September 30, 2017!

Each Flex Card comes loaded with 3, 5 or 7 pre-purchased, discounted days to be used anytime during the season! Flex Cards are non-transferrable.

Purchase a 5 or 7 day FLEX Card and enjoys an extra day for FREE! Must be used on or before Dec. 17, 2017.

Any additional days purchased flash your Flex Card for:
15% savings on Lift Tickets purchased on mid-week
10% savings on Lift Tickets purchased on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays*

Learn more about FLEX Cards ».

Get last year’s Prices only until Sept. 30, 2017!

3 Easy Ways to Purchase your Pass:

1) In person at our Downtown Office at 1181 Main Street, Smithers
2) By phone at (250) 847-2058 / (866) 665-4299
3) Download and email the completed forms to
If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call us to ensure we have received your application.

Did you know we moved?

Did you know we moved to 1181 Main St. Smithers, between Calderwood Reality and Studio 16? We are getting settled in our new office and look forward to seeing your friendly faces!

“It’s an exciting move for a number of reasons,” said HBMR President Gary Mathiesen.

“We are looking forward to more walk-in traffic, having higher visibility, and the opportunity to further develop closer ties with our passholders , guests and visitors.”

HBMR has been operating from 3866 Railway Avenue since 2007. With the lease set to expire in September, and after learning about the availability of the Main Street location, Mathiesen said the decision was not difficult.

“The opportunity presented itself and we liked the idea of being closer to the centre of town,” he said.

HBMR will celebrate its move to Main Street with a Barbeque September 23. More details to come soon!

“We hope everyone takes the opportunity to come and see us this month,” said Mathiesen. “Our Grizzly Growler season pass sale ends Sept. 30. Flex Card prices will go up after that date, too.”

All purchasers of a Grizzly Growler season pass will be eligible to win a voucher for a Coast Mountain Air flight. Also, all 2017-2018 season pass holders will be eligible to win a set of Paranormal skis handcrafted by local ski manufacturer James Fisher.

Check out Grizzly Growler Season Pass Rates »

Check out FLEX Card Rates »

Open House BBQ!

Come say HELLO at our new location at 1181 Main Street!
Located between Calderwood Reality and Studio 16.

We are hosting an open house and bbq this Saturday, September 23 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a burger, grab your pass and do a little snow dance for good measure!

Want to Work with us this Winter?

Hudson Bay Mountain invites you to send us your resume if you are interested in spending the season working with a small, close knit family of passionate skiers and boarders who work and play in Smithers, B.C.

This small community of 5,500 people is located roughly in the middle of British Columbia. There is an airport, lots of friendly small town amenities and great work opportunities.

Check out our current job listings »

Protecting forests and air quality matters at HBMR

If you would like to add some wood from Hudson Bay Mountain to your logpile this fall, keep two dates in mind: August 12 and September 9. On those two Saturdays, fire hazard conditions permitting, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort staff will be on hand at a designated location which will be announced soon.
“Watch this space for more information,” said HBMR Operations Manager Frank McBride. “If the fire hazards increase we may have to change those dates.”
The firewood give-away involves about 350 cubic metres of wood leftover from logging operations on the mountain last year to open up the new Seven Sisters runs. McBride said finding a way to re-purpose the remaining wood is important so that HBMR will have very little slash to burn.

“This will be wood that should be burned in a wood stove or outside in a sealed unit,” said McBride.

He is hoping that by the time the snow flies this season, there will be zero waste wood on the ground on the mountain.

Given the current wildfire situation in central B.C., McBride said HBMR is making it a point to stay aware of fire hazards on the mountain; and he is asking all contractors working there to sign in at the HBMR maintenance shop.

“When conditions are this dry, even with the little bit of rain we’ve had, we are extremely careful,” said McBride. “If we see anyone on the mountain attempting to operate vehicles, or any gas powered tool or even other tools that may be sources of ignition (electric saws, grinders, drills), we ask them to refrain until the fire hazard decreases.”
Other precautions for HBMR maintenance staff working on the mountain this summer include traveling with a water sprayer, a shovel and a Pulaski ax, because sparks from ATVs or other utility vehicles could also start a fire. McBride offers another piece of advice:

“You should also be sure to have a cell phone in case you spot a fire and need to report it. From a cell phone dial #5555 to reach the wildfire branch. Expect them to ask questions that will orient them to the fire such as ‘west of the lodge’ or ‘up slope of the estates’.”

“We want to do the right thing to protect our forests when fire hazards are high, and for the ongoing air quality in our valley,” McBride said.

Announcing the New Mountain Bus Schedule!

We are happy to announce the Mountain Bus will be running EVERY operational day next season! We strive to improve service where ever we can so this coming season, every day the mountain is open, the Mountain Bus will be running.

Weekdays the bus will run up the mountain in the morning and down at the end of the day. Weekends and holidays it will run up in the morning and midday and down at the end of the day.

The bus will be $5 for 13+ going up and free for all to come down. 12 and under is free in both directions.

We look forward to providing this service to visitors and the community.

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