Omineca Ski Club, Burns Lake, B.C.

Sharing the Magic of Cross Country Skiing

Since 1927

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.

Biathlon BC Cup #3 - link to results

Coming to the Omineca Ski Club on the weekend of February 16th – 18th

Click here to find the official information page

What’s happening at Omineca?

It's time for the Omineca AMAZING Relay on Sunday, March 11th

Sign yourself up for this year’s AMAZING Relay – put a little twist in your biathlon!!  It’s all happening on Sunday, March 11th with bib pickup 11 to 11:30 am, zero from 11:30 to 12:20 and then the real competition starts at 12:30 pm.  Lunch will follow the race.

Sign up as an individual and we will make up the teams using a variety of age groups and clubs.

Check our our invitation: AmazingRelayPoster_2018

All sign up must be done on Zone4 by midnight on Friday, March 9th.  Entry fee is $20 per person and is to be paid by cash or cheque on Sunday morning at bib pickup.  Click here for the link to the zone4 page,

Try out your skill on the St Patrick's Day Poker Ski

We’re hosting a Poker Ski on Saturday, March 17th to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.  Come on out, ski a route and pick up your poker hand on the way around.  Then compare your hand to the other skiers over a potluck snack party in the lodge.

Event starts at at 1:30 pm and all hands have to be back in the lodge by 3 pm to be eligible to win. $10 per hand.  Kids can participate in their own fun for just a loonie.

So strap on your skis, bring a shareable snack and may the luck of the Irish be with you!!  Please call Karen Broadworth at 250-692-7475 for more information


Important Decisions on Fat Biking

At the most recent executive meeting (December 4th) some very important decisions were made regarding fat biking on our groomed trails.  There were three important resolutions passed.  Please follow this link to our new page on fat biking and scroll to the bottom to read the resolutions.

We really appreciate all the feedback we can get on this topic.  Fill in the survey – send us comments on the IDEA CARD

The Omineca Store is now open!

Take a peek in our online store for great OSC branded items or custom order a puffy jacket.  Just look to the top right of your screen in the menu bar and click for the doors to open…

Have you got used equipment you want to buy or sell?

For all of you who missed out ski swap at the Open House – check out our online swap that happens all year long!

Just click here for a journey to our equipment swap webpage.

Who Are We?

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.

Dog Trail

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.

Social Events

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…

Join Our Club!

Whether it’s cross country skiing, biathlon shooting, snowshoeing, walking the trails of the woodlot or just socializing … Omineca Ski Club offers you lots of camaraderie, plenty of fresh air and exercise and many volunteer opportunities.  Come on out!!

Latest Grooming Reports

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Grooming Report

More grooming. Trails done are dog trail, Dynamite, Nightmare, Huff and Puff, Twister, Rowan, Aspen Rise, Roller Coaster, Cliffhanger, Summit, and Home Run. Still a few days left in the February challenge so tomorrow is the perfect day to ski those last couple of...
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Grooming Report

More grooming. I was out tonight and groomed a few trails including Boulder, Squirrel, stride and glide, and creekside glide. Happy Skiing! ============================================================ **...
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Grooming Report

More grooming. Chris was hard at it last night and groomed nearly the entire trail system. Looks like a great weekend of skiing ahead! ============================================================ **...
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Grooming Report

Cedar! Spud! Great news! I was able to groom the Cedar-Spud trail as well as the Spud-Larch-Reid loop. The whole Reid Round about is done as well as Roller coaster, Bolder, and Paulson Hills. The February challenge has been extended to mid March so you have some time...
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Grooming Report

more grooming I was out last night and groomed Summit, Dog trail including the wide portion of the new section and down Home Run. We finally caught up on all the club trails and now we will start working on the Spud system. Looks like a beautiful sunny day, have a...
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Get involved in the Social Scene…

Omineca AMAZING Relay on Sunday, March 11th

It's biathlon with a twist.  Sign yourself up on Zone4 using this link All the info you need can be found in this invitation: AmazingRelayPoster_2018 Contact Agathe Bernard at 250-698-7737 for more info...
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St Patrick’s Day Poker Ski on Saturday, March 17th

$10 for a poker hand.  Meet up at 1;30 pm and have your hand back in the lodge by 3 pm to be eligible for prizes.  A loonie buys a kid an entry into their own event.  Bring a snack to share in the potluck fun...
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Join the February-March Challenge!

We've extended the challenge to the middle of March as all this extra snow and grooming challenges meant it wasn't possible to access all of our trails - but now you have no excuse!  Can you ski all of the Omineca trails?  Join the challenge by adding your name to the...
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Did you know we updated our grooming protocol in 2016?

The executive approved an updated grooming protocol in the fall of 2016 and it is a guideline document for the groomers and for our members.  It outlines the priority trails for grooming if time is short.  Normally, the groomers can go out and do the whole set of...
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We won an award for the woodlot!

On Monday, October 2nd the Omineca Ski Club was presented with the Minister's Award for excellence in woodlot management.  It came with a cheque for $2500 that will be used to purchase some legacy items (such as updated metal trail signs and possibly a water...
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It’s not too late to get your 2017/18 membership!

The snow has been great this year and the groomers are constantly out upgrading the conditions of the trail.  So sign up for an annual membership.  The SDP (kids lessons) start on January 7th and an adult classic technique clinic starts on January 16th. Just click...
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As a common courtesy we are asking that all users of the lodge clean up after themselves when leaving – sweep the floor, wipe the counter, take your garbage and recycling with you and put away all foodstuffs.  If we all put in the effort it sure makes it easier for the next person… And please keep your dogs outside.

Fat Biking at Omineca Ski Club

The executive is working hard to address the complexities and possibilities of introducing fat biking to our groomed ski trails.  At the December 4th meeting three resolutions were passed.  In short:

  • a working group will be formed to collect information and submit recommendations to the executive and members.
  • Sanctioned, single day events will be held this winter and event insurance will be purchased for them
  • Fat bikes will not be permitted on groomed trails during the winter of 2017-18 with the exception of sanctioned single day events

Please follow this link to our fat bike information page, fill out our user survey and send us your comments.

Omineca Ski Club is a participant in the fun of the BC Punch Pass – and our club will benefit from any pass we sell.  Consider buying one when you purchase your club membership on Zone4.  You can try skiing at any of 23 participating clubs across the province at a reduced rate – plan your winter trip!!

Explore More – for $49 you can ski once at seven different clubs
Double the Fun – for $89 you can ski twice at seven different clubs
Nordic Nirvana – for $199 you can ski twice at ALL of the participating clubs (and you get a free Swix Gunde toque)

Best of all, the pass is transferable.

If you want to buy a Punch Pass and have already got your membership you can still do it!  Just go back to our page on Zone4 and sign up. You will not be charged any extra CCBC/CCC fees.

Help Build Our History

We turned 90 years old in 2017 but we are still young at heart!. Help us build the Omineca History by submitting an old picture and the story that goes with it.

Watch for the photo mosaic that is going up on the wall in the lodge.  And the new shadow boxes with some historic clothing…

Do you have something to contribute?