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?

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…

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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!).

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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.

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

** Piston Bully rides again ------------------------------------------------------------ Matt and Sean were out tonight and got a few trails groomed. Family Marathon, Dog Trail, Summit, and Home Run are all done. Enjoy the snow! Omineca Ski Club-Grooming Report Box...
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Grooming Report

** Fresh Snow ! ------------------------------------------------------------ Matt was out last night grooming for today's race. The race course (Dynamite and Dragons Back), the main, Boulder, roller coaster, Rowan, Aspen Rise, and Twister are all done. Come out to...
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Grooming Report

** Refreshed a few trails ------------------------------------------------------------ I groomed a few trails tonight in anticipation of a bit warmer weather. Omineca Main, Boulder, Aiden's Connector, Summit, and the wide side of the dog trails are all freshly...
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Grooming Report

** A couple more trails ------------------------------------------------------------ I touched up a couple of trails I did last night. Meandering Moose, Cliffhanger, Sidewinder, Stride and Glide, and Creekside are all done. It is really slow going, those few trails...
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Grooming Report

** More grooming... ------------------------------------------------------------ A few more trails were groomed tonight so altogether today we got Omineca Main, Boulder, Meandering Moose, Creekside, Scampering Squirrel, Stride and Glide, and Dragons Back. It was tough...
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Get involved in the Social Scene…

Need a break? Join the Women’s Weekend fun on February 24th and 25th!

Relax with some yoga, head out on a night ski, let someone else do the cooking (best part?) and most importantly get some tips on preparing for the Lakes Loppet on Sunday (the 26th). Esther Miller Grondalen will be coaching and providing you some inspiration on how 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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It’s time to get your membership!

Ready for a snow filled winter? Considering the fact that you could have been skiing last weekend...  Our membership page is now open at Zone4 so it's time to get your 2016-17 membership and join the club as we celebrate our 90th year. Follow this link to the Zone4...
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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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Picnic on the Boulder!

Join in the fun of "Lakes Loppet Lite" - bring yourself, your friends and family out for a ski (while the snow lasts...) and have some fun roasting hot dogs around the fire and snacking on chili.  It all happens Sunday, February 26th.  Lunch will be happening at the...
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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)