25 Feb 2013

Power King

Dusted with 41 Feet of amazing Powder per Year,
Powder King has built up a reputation as a world class
hill and has an undeniable momentum.

Nestled in the pristine wilderness of the Canadian
Rockies, Powder King offers the best of the great outdoors,
with an amazing annual snowfall of 41 feet, our
terrain ranges from breath taking drops for the adventurous
skier, to the gentle groomed slopes of beginner
runs.

A million miles from stress, but only 500 yards from the
highway, Powder King is located in the center of the
Pine Pass on Highway 97 in Northeast BC, 42 miles (67
km) west of Mackenzie and 123 miles (195 km) north of
Prince George.

A daily mountain express bus(the PK Express) will
run from Prince George to Powder King every day the
mountain is open. Leaving Pine Center Mall at 6:20am
and The Hart Mall at 6:40am. The return trip leaves
Powder King approximately half an hour after the lift
closes.

Tabor Mountain Ski Resort

From skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to
mountain biking and hiking in the summer, Tabor
Mountain offers downhill skiing 15 minutes east of
Prince George in Northern British Columbia.

13 runs ranging from Novice to Expert highlight this
local favorite. Being situated so close to the city makes
planning a trip to this hill’s breathtaking landscapes an
accessible option for snowboarders and skiers looking
for deep powder close to home. Throw in the possibility
of a season that runs from November – April and you
have a lot of possible run time on a great set of slopes.
Tabor Mountain Ski Resort is located on the Yellowhead
Highway, 12.5 miles (20 km) east of Prince George.

Purden Ski Village

Purden Ski Village is the largest ski mountain in
central British Columbia, and is without doubt among
some of the best riding in the area.

Boasting more than 1,100 vertical feet of quality dry
powder, many treed runs and slopes that don’t get
overrun with a ton of crowds, Purden Ski Village is a
family friendly hill with levels ranging from Novice – to
Intermediate – to Expert on runs that are as long as 2
miles of terrain.

Purden Ski Village is located 38 miles (60 km) due
east on the Yellowhead Highway, and 91 miles (145 km)
northwest of McBride.The mountain is a 4-km drive
north of the highway.

Hart Highlands Ski Hill

Only small in size, this is a terrific hill for beginners,
children, or anyone who just wants to get runs in inside
city limits. Here is a hill that always opens right after
first snowfall. Hart Highlands Ski Hill is equipped with
11 machine groomed runs and the non-profit society
running it maintains it at a low cost for riders. Easy access
on bus routes, rentals, ski school, T-bar and night.
Don’t overlook this little treasure. You could be on the
hill from downtown in ten minutes….

Troll Ski Resort

With a focus on family fun, Troll Ski Resort has
earned it’s nickname as the “gold nugget” of British
Columbia ski resorts.

With two terrain parks, runs for skiers of all abilities
and four surface lifts, Troll Ski Resort is proud to
offer something for every member of the family from
the young beginner to the seasoned recreational adult
skier. There are numerous intermediate runs, a fabulous
beginner/teaching area and Black Diamond runs
for the seasoned thrill-seeker.The groomed and powder
runs at Troll Resort are covered with 100% pure and
natural mountain snow.

Troll Ski Resort is located 27 miles (44 km) east of
Quesnel, midway between Quesnel and the historic
towns of Wells and Barkerville on Highway 26.

Murray Ridge Ski Hill

A beauty site for downhill skiers and snowboarders,
Murray Ridge and is known for great powder rides and
sweet sunny days .

Murray Ridge Ski Hill is a great family oriented ski
hill located 6miles (10 km) north of Fort St. James,
and northwest of Prince George. From Prince George,
drive west on Hwy 16 to Vanderhoof. Go through town
continuing west until you reach the intersection of Hwy
27. Turn right and drive another 1/2 hour or so till Fort
St James - the Murray Ridge Ski Area will be that big
mountain behind town with all the runs - you really
can’t miss it!

Shames Mountain Ski

Situated in the Coastal Mountain range outside of
Terrace, Shames Mountain is worth the trip. With 1600
feet of vertical powder, insane backcountry and seemingly
untouched terrain, this mountain is a must for the
adventurous skier or snowboarder.

With the massive drops of powder and less line-ups,
this mountain offers full access to crazy amounts of
snow, tree skiing, steeps, big mountains or just powder.
This mountain boasts the most accumulated snow of
any ski hill in North America.

Shames Mountain is located in the Shames Valley of
Northwest BC, 22 miles (35 km) west of Terrace and
85 miles (137 km) east of Prince Rupert. Shames lies
13 km off Highway 16, between Terrace and Prince
Rupert. For booking info and weblinks to
these hills go to www.thescenepg.com

Norm Coyne

Promotions Executive
Office 250 562 2441 ext. 362 |Cell 250 640-6670 | 150 Brunswick Street | Prince George BC V2L 5K9

Website: pgcitizen.ca

A little about me

ncoyne3Norm Coyne has been active in local arts, entertainment and promotions for 15 years. He developed the Scene PG to provide local artists and musicians with exposure as well as connect a broader audience to the events and talent Prince George has to offer.

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