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?

St Patrick's Day Poker Ski or Snowshoe

Test out the luck of the Irish by collecting cards to make the best poker hand on a ski or snowshoe around the trails.  It all happens on Sunday, March 19th starting at 3:30 pm.  To be followed by a potluck supper so bring your favorite dish to share.

Poker hands are $10 each and kids can participate at $1 each in a ‘find the shamrock’ contest to win prizes.

Come on out – the trails are still full of snow!!

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…


Annual General Meeting

Our AGM is scheduled for Monday, May 1st.  Come on out and see what we accomplished this year – and help us plan for the future!!

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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St Patrick’s Day Poker Ski

** St Patrick's Day poker ski at 3:30pm ------------------------------------------------------------ Come on out to the poker ski today at 3:30pm. Potluck dinner to follow at the lodge at 5pm. Great skiing out there, hope to see you at the club! Omineca Ski...
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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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Get involved in the Social Scene…

Come on out Sunday, March 19th for a St Paddy’s Day Poker Ski (or Snowshoe)!

The season may be waning but there is still lots of snow to enjoy a poker ski and maybe the luck of the Irish will be with you!! The event starts at 3:30 pm where hands will be available at $10 each.  Just ski or snowshoe around the trails and pick up your cards to...
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Thursdays are Ski Night at Omineca!

Come on out for a ski or snowshoe with friends and family on Thursday afternoon/evening.  The lodge will be open from 3:30 to 8 pm for a warm place to congregate. Out on the trails there will be games for kids (and adults) starting at 5:15 pm, "Meet the Trails" guided...
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Come to the races this winter!

A huge thank you to all the volunteers over the past couple of weeks that made the Teck Northern Cup (Omineca Open) and Biathlon BC Cup events such a success!!  We couldn't have done it without you - and Omineca Ski Club is definitely on the map...
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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)