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.

What’s happening at Omineca?

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM is scheduled for Monday, May 1st starting at 6:45 pm.  Come on out and see what we accomplished this year – and help us plan for the future!!  Dessert, coffee and tea will be served.

Help us plan for the future by completing our annual membership survey by midnight Saturday, April 29th.  Click here for a link to the site.

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.

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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Fresh Snow and Sunshine

** How can it get any Better?? ------------------------------------------------------------ Omineca Ski Club-Grooming Report Box 1008 3242 Ski Club Road Burns Lake, British Columbia V0J 1E0 Canada Unsubscribe...
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Grooming Report

** Cedar Fresh Groomed ------------------------------------------------------------ The entrance to Cedar at 6.5 km on the Spud has been plowed out for parking so Cedar can now be accessed with your dog. Skiing is amazing Omineca Ski Club-Grooming Report Box 1008 3242...
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Trail Report

** Boulder fresh groomed ------------------------------------------------------------ Omineca Ski Club-Grooming Report Box 1008 3242 Ski Club Road Burns Lake, British Columbia V0J 1E0 Canada Unsubscribe...
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Grooming Report

** Tower time ! ------------------------------------------------------------ Chris and Sean did a reconnaissance of the Spud tower tonight, and great news, there is lots of snow there. We groomed up Hoehn Hill and there is some bare patches along the way with a small...
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Grooming Report

** Lots of snow ! ------------------------------------------------------------ Matt and Sean were out last night and groomed nearly the entire club. In fact it's easier to list trails not groomed which are Cedar and Reid round-a-bout. Skiing will be great today but...
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Get involved in the Social Scene…

Membership Survey

Please take the time to complete our membership survey so that we can help plan for the future.  Just click on this quick link and it will take you right there!  Survey must be completed by midnight Saturday, April 29th so that it can be tabulated in time for the AGM....
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It’s time for our Annual General Meeting!

We will be having our AGM on Monday, May 1st starting at 6:45 pm.  It is your chance to help plan the future of the club while reviewing our accomplishments for the 2016-17 season.  Come on out and enjoy some delicious desserts and have a say about how the club will...
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We’re turning 90 in 2017!!

Join us throughout 2017 in various celebrations of our 90th anniversary.   There will be special events, special challenges and lots of fun throughout the ski season culminating in a big bash in October!! Check out our special birthday page by following this...
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Help Build Our History

Consider the fact that 2017 is our club’s 90th anniversary. Help us build the Omineca History by submitting an old picture and the story that goes with it.

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!

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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)