Opening Day Open Runs

We are super pumped that for the first time in 5 years the Skyline Chairlift will be open for Opening Day! Even so, the way the snow has accumulated (you know, some rain here and there) means more track packing and attention is needed for some runs to safely open.


Twinkle Toes and Footloose are among the runs that will be open. Here is a list of Open and Closed Runs!

Chair side — Open: Twinkle Toes; Foot loose; Home Run; Short Cut; Skybound.

Panorama side — Most runs are open (PAY ATTENTION TO SIGNAGE)
Closed: Upper and Lower Gully; Ranger Run.

Office Hours

Still want to get your picture taken and pass printed in town before the printer moves up the mountain? Our downtown office will be open Saturday, Nov.18th from 10am – 1pm for precisely that reason!

The downtown office will be closed Wednesday, Nov.22nd for Team Training.

See you on the slopes of Hudson Bay Mountain!

Smile for the camera!

As we are revving up for the season, one of the things we have to do is move our pass printer up the mountain.

Due to this, Nov.21st will the the final day you can get your picture taken and pass printed at our downtown office. After that, and once we are open on Nov.24th pictures and printing will be done in the Guest Services office on the mountain.

Please call our downtown office if you have any questions 250-847-2058

2017/18 Legendary Local*S*

Marleau and Sikkes chosen HBMR Legendary Locals for 2017-2018

In a break from tradition, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort (HBMR) has chosen two people, instead of one, as Legendary Locals for 2018.
Lois Marleau, 83, is a resident of Kitimat. Theo Sikkes, also 83, is a Smithers resident. Both are familiar faces on the mountain, where they have skied, respectively, for 43 and 48 years.
“As we get closer to 2019, when we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ski hill, we wanted to recognize two people who have been skiing here as long as there has been a ski area,” said HBMR President Gary Mathiesen. “Both Lois and Theo have been inspiring people on the mountain for decades.”

Mathiesen said Sikkes and Marleau shone from among the list of nominees. Both were nominated numerous times.
“Lois is an inspiration to all, especially to those of us who are senior skiers,” said Whitehorse resident Lori Eastmure. “She is a regular on the hill. She often skis alone and she is friendly to all. I look forward to her friendly wave. I hope to be as active as she is at her age.” Lois said spending Christmas and March break at her family cabin on the hill every year is an important part of her winter. Enjoying good health all her life has allowed her to keep coming to the mountain year after year, although she acknowledges it could be the skiing that has helped keep her fit.
“There’s something about being there that is really magical,” she said with a laugh.

Theo and his family have been a part of the mountain skiing culture since 1969. He agrees the mountain has something special, because even though he’s skied elsewhere, he’s always found the snow at HBMR to be “… as good or better than anywhere else.”
“I just love the winters here,” he said. “It’s great to get up there, to be up there all day, then to come home tired and sleep really well.”
Theo is a source of encouragement to others on the mountain.
“We have watched him ski under the chair for years,” said Smithers resident David Schwab. “In spite of knee and hip and heart surgery, he is in great shape and he just keeps going.”

As Legendary Locals, both Lois and Theo receive their season passes free this year.

HBMR & Glacier Toyota present FIRST TRACKS 2017

Enter to win VIP treatment
at Hudson Bay Mountain Resort
on Opening Day November 24!

HBMR and Glacier Toyota are working hard to bring you another exciting Opening Day weekend!
It all starts with The Glacier Toyota First Tracks contest!
The prize package includes:
• Free door-to-door shuttle service to the mountain
• 2 free day lift tickets
• 2 free equipment rentals
• 2 free lessons
• Lunch for 2
• Priority lift access all day

Time is short, opening day is close!
The prize will be drawn November 17!
So Enter to win today at Glacier Toyota in Smithers!

The winner will be announced live on CFNR radio November 17
And live on HBMR Facebook


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 ».

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 »

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Lifts Open: 3/4
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