Omineca Ski Club, Burns Lake, B.C.
Sharing the Magic of Cross Country Skiing
Watch our promo video on YouTube
Did you see our trailer playing at the Beacon Theatre last winter? If you enjoyed that, check out the longer video playing on YouTube.
What’s happening at Omineca?
November's Open House
Put November 26th on your calendar. It is the date of this year’s Open House where we plan to have new and used ski equipment for sale plus memberships and general conviviality. Come on out!!
New construction on the biathlon range shooting platforms to start this summer
Thanks to a generous donation from Burns Lake Comfor we will be doing a total update to the shooting platforms and some work on the Owl’s Nest. Stay tuned for notifications of workbees…
New roof for the Wax Cabin
Thanks to a generous donation from the Burns Lake Community Foundation and hard work by Kai, Guy and Steve there is a new roof on the Wax Cabin – next project is to insulate the ceiling now that all the critters have been moved out!!
Celebrate 90 years of Omineca throughout 2017
We’ve got birthday themed events planned throughout 2017 and special challenges too. Just follow this link to our birthday page.
The Omineca Ski Club is situated just 6 km south of the Village of Burns Lake in north-central B.C.
Jean Paulson Lodge
Our lodge is available to rent for your party, family reunion or meeting. Take advantage of an inside or outside event with a fully equipped kitchen, portable sound system and media apparatus.
Take your pooch for some great outside exercise!! This 3.8 km trail is accessed via Gilgan Pit Road (entry is about 1 km south of main club entrance on Hwy 35 – at the top of Hopper’s Hill). There is ample parking at the start of the trail.
Biathlon (Omineca Owls)
The Owls are known to haunt the biathlon range winter and summer!! Join them in training sessions and competitions on the range.
Trails and Grooming
The Omineca Ski Club maintains over 30 km of ski trails of every level of difficulty. The trails, that are also ideal for mountain biking or hiking in the summer, are within our recreation area plus extended trails within the adjacent Burns Lake Community Forest. We have a 1.5 km lit track and a 3.8 km dog friendly trail. We also have two specially designated trails for snowshoeing. Follow this link for a map of our main trails and find some recommendations for routes of various lengths.
Join us throughout the year whether it be for a ski, a potluck dinner or a workbee to meet new people and enjoy outdoor activities in a family friendly atmosphere!
*Skills Development Program * Track Attack * Junior Racers*
Learn to ski for fun or take it to the next level and compete in local and regional races…
Latest Grooming Reports
Jump for joy fresh snow and fresh grooming
Ski Ski and Ski Some More
Grooming Report January 24
Get involved in the Social Scene…
It’s time to get your membership!
Come to the races this winter!
Picnic on the Boulder!
Mark down January 15th in your calendar
We’re turning 90 in 2017!!
Fun Facts from 1927
- The National Museum of Canada was created
- The boundary between Labrador and Quebec is established by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council accepting the claim of the Dominion of Newfoundland over the claim of Canada
- The Old Age Pension Act is introduced in Parliament
- On July 1st Confederation was celebrated with the first cross-country radio broadcast
- BC’s Premier John Oliver died in office and was replaced three days later by John MacLean
- Ten CPR cars carrying a valuable cargo of silk went off the rails near Yale, BC and five cars landed in the Fraser River
- The National Gallery of Canada opened an exhibit of Emily Carr works bringing her out of obscurity