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?
Lakes Loppet Lite Sunday, February 26th
Come and join us for lunch at the Boulder picnic site – hot dogs on the fire and chili to warm your insides!
Due to the ongoing grooming challenges and unpredictable weather the Loppet will be shortened this year but we want to have a fun family ski day. Click here to go to the Loppet page for more info on the trails that will be groomed and what we have planned…
Hope to see you there!!
Thursday is Ski Night at Omineca!
The lodge will be open every Thursday from 3:30 to 8 pm so bring out your friends and family for a ski or snowshoe on the trails. There will be some organized events starting at 5:15 pm – such as friendly guided tours and games for kids. Have you seen the new terrain park that Randy Hamp created? At 6:30 pm there will be “Meet the Trails” for a guided tour of some of our trails – bring your headlamps for the adventure past the lit trail!
Best of all is that there will be a warm lodge to meet in after your outdoor exercise – bring your supper, enjoy some hot chocolate…
Women's Weekend is coming February 24th and 25th!
Join the fun at the ever-popular Women’s Weekend for a great time of outdoor activity, relaxation, tasty food and lots of great socializing!!
The weekend will include yoga, a night ski, catered meals and best of all – coaching on how to prepare for a loppet (the Lakes Loppet happens on Sunday, February 26th) from our very own Olympian Esther (Miller) Grondalen. Check out the flyer below.
Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Karen Broadworth (250-692-7475) or Rachelle van Zanten (250-692-0642). Cost is $60 for members and $80 for non-members (get your friends out there skiing!).
It's time to get your 2016-17 Membership!
Snow is on the way so it’s time to get your season pass for a great winter at Omineca. Follow this link to Zone4 and sign up now. Or come out the Open House if you need some help with the online world. Cherelle and her crew will be glad to help you – and if you have already signed up she will have your passes ready for you.
Need more info? Follow this link to our membership page.
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 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…
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.
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…
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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Get involved in the Social Scene…
Need a break? Join the Women’s Weekend fun on February 24th and 25th!
Thursdays are Ski Night at Omineca!
It’s time to get your membership!
Come to the races this winter!
Picnic on the Boulder!
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
And most importantly, the OMINECA SKI CLUB is established in Burns Lake, BC!!
CANADA turns 150 years old as OMINECA turns 90!
To find out more about OSC birthday celebrations just follow this link to our special birthday page!
Have you heard about Canada’s 150 Playlist for 2017?
Check out the website by clicking on this link (not too sure if mouse clicking is an activity?!)
Try out some of these winter activities:
- tobogganing (#28)
- snowshoeing (#29)
- snow fort building (#40)
- cross country skiing (#76)
- snow shovelling (#132)