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 ticket 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 work with Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Hudson Bay Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Hudson Bay Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Hudson Bay Mountain Mountain 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, 0.5 square miles, or 1.2 square kilometers.
Hudson Bay Mountain's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
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.
Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
46.1out of 100
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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Smithers, BC.
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Getting to Hudson Bay Mountain Mountain 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.
|Smithers Airport||YYD||Smithers, BC||9 km|
|Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat||YXT||Terrace, BC||90 km|
|Prince Rupert Airport||YPR||Prince Rupert, BC||211 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.
|Shames Mountain Ski Area||West Terrace, BC||3,900 ft||45%||117 km|
Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,413 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,663 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,750 ft|
(25% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|