Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort

Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Smithers, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Hudson Bay Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Hudson Bay Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort.

Hudson Bay Mountain Lodging:

Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Hudson Bay Mountain has a total of 34 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Hudson Bay Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 300 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 121 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Hudson Bay Mountain's slopes see on average 200 inches (79 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
34
Ski Lift
Lifts
4
Skier
Skiable Acres
300(1 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
200"(79 cm)

Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,413 feet, or 1,650 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,663 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,750 feet (533 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Hudson Bay Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
5,413'(1,650 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,750'(533 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,663'(1,116 m)

Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
44.7out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Hudson Bay Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Hudson Bay Mountain has 300 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Hudson Bay Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
Beginner
25%(75 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
55%(165 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
20%(60 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Hudson Bay Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort Location

Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Smithers, BC.

Address:
Smithers, BC V0J Canada
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Website:
hudsonbaymountain.ca/

GPS Coordinates:
54.76511, -127.27120

Getting to Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 54.76511, -127.27120 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Smithers, BC to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Hudson Bay Mountain.

NameCodeCityDistance
Smithers AirportYYDSmithers, BC9 km
Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-KitimatYXTTerrace, BC90 km
Prince Rupert AirportYPRPrince Rupert, BC211 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Shames Mountain Ski AreaWest Terrace, BC3,900 ft44%117 km

Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation5,413 ft
Base Elevation3,663 ft
Vertical Drop1,750 ft
Trails34
(25% Beginner,  55% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Lifts4
Skiable Acres300
Avg. Annual Snowfall200 inches
Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats