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Places & Faces: Troll Mountain

Troll Mountain is located east of Quesnel, BC on the road to Barkerville.  The family owned and operated ski area first started in the winter of 1971/72 with its first Doppelmayr wooden tower Tbar lift.  It has since been complemented by 3 other Tbars that service the mountain.  Owners Hildur and Len are well known […]

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Places & Faces: Murray Ridge

Murray Ridge overlooks the town of Fort St. James, just north of Vanderhoof on BC’s Highway 16.  It is home to the longest TBar in North America, with a haul rope just shy of 4 km long (3950m) which runs at 3.4 metres / second.  The operation is run by a not-for-profit society and relies […]

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Places & Faces: Shames Mountain

Shames Mountain is located west of Terrace, BC at the end of a valley hanging above Highway 16 and the Skeena River.  It includes a Mueller double chair, Tbar, handle tow, and a couple of skier service buildings for cafeteria and equipment rental.  Its location in the Coast Mountains lends itself to extensive backcountry touring […]

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Places & Faces: Tabor Mountain

Tabor Mountain is located 15 minutes east of Prince George along Highway 16 and was a host venue for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.   The family run ski area is owned by Fern Thibault.  Fern’s original trade was at one of the local plants, and he used to run the ski school on his days […]

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Places & Faces: Mt. Timothy

Mt. Timothy is located 24 km east of Lac La Hache, just north of 100 Mile House in BC’s Cariboo region.  This is a spectacular region of BC blessed with high plateaus and expansive skies.  The Coast mountains are to the west, the Cariboo Mountains to the east, and in the middle is Mt. Timothy. […]

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Serving Our Industry: Thank you to our volunteer Board

CWSAA is a registered not-for-profit society that is guided through bylaws and a Board of Directors that are voted by the members.  The Board sets the strategic priorities, policies, and budgets for the association, and provides oversight to ensure its strong health.  In the case of CWSAA, the organisation also relies heavily on individuals to […]

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Places & Faces: Cypress Mountain

The things that I noticed immediately about Cypress is perhaps a part reflection of my Dodge V8 rope tow upbringing.  The fantastic highway that leads into Cypress is a dream.  The four snowplows I passed on the 20 minute drive to the ski area was even better.  Cypress, along with its North Shore brethren, has an […]

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Places & Faces: Clearwater Ski Hill

Clearwater, BC is an adventure and mountain town.  Forestry and pipelines play a big part of the local economy.   But Clearwater is also home to Wells Gray Park.  In my humble opinion it is one of the most spectacular and unknown parks in BC…and there are many.  From epic canoe routes to stunning mountain hiking […]

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Places & Faces: Manning Park

CWSAA spent some time with Mike and Andy (photo) at Manning Park after an epic week of snow, and had a chance to talk shop with Kelvin from maintenance.  Manning has an extensive year round operation.  Beyond the actual mountain as well as extensive cross country trails , operations includes the popular 41 room lodge […]

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