Winter Recreation

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Things to Do in Fort St. James | 0 comments

Don’t hide indoors this winter! You’ll miss a million opportunities for fun in our area. Ski downhill or cross country, go tobogganing or tubing to relive the thrill of your youth, take a wild snowmobile ride, indulge in a few hours of ice-fishing, challenge the back-country trails on snowshoes, or take a dog-sled ride through beautiful, unspoiled scenery.

Murray Ridge Ski Hill

Murray Ridge Ski Hill in Northwest BC is open to downhill skiers and snowboarders, and is known for great powder and sunny days. Murray Ridge offers 22 alpine runs with a vertical drop of 1,740 ft and a base elevation of 2,300 ft. This family oriented hill is excellent for all levels of skiers and riders. A complete rental shop is on-site and offers equipment repairs, waxes and tune-ups. If you are beginning or are continuing to imporve your preformance, the Ski and Snowboard school is available daily for all levels and ages. Murray Ridge ski hill hosts the Great Bathtub Race, with an emphasis on fun rather than competition. If you’re in the area when the race is on, make sure you check it out. If your adventure begins with hot chocolate and a good book, Murray Ridge has a licensed full service lodge facility.

Murray Ridge Ski Hill is located 6miles (10 km) north of Fort St. James, northwest of Prince George.

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Dog Sledding 

Winter visitors looking for a unique way to explore Northern British Columbia can forge a path through the backcountry by dogsled. Expert guides show the way to a once-in-a-lifetime experience that makes for great stories to envious friends and family back home.

WIth the vast wilderness area offered by Northern British Columbia, dog-sledding is an activity which must be experienced by adventurers of all ages. Tour operators provide the sled, dogs, lessons, safety and all training required to truly experience the north with this thrilling, and yet romantic, mode of transportation.

Accomodations may also be offered by tour operators, ranging from breathtaking backcountry lodges, to smaller mountain huts, for longer adventures.

Whichever area of the region the dogs take you, you are sure to see beautiful, and never-before seen wilderness and terrain. A trip of a lifetime awaits all future dog-sledding enthousiasts.

Call your local Chamber office for recommendations and contact numbers for local dog sledding tours.

Learn More about Winter fun in Fort St. James on their District website