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?

Get your 2017/18 Membership NOW!

Zone4 is live so don’t delay in getting your 2017/18 membership – then THINK SNOW!!

Click on this link to get you to the website.

It's time for the big birthday bash

Put November 4th on your calendar.  Time to kick up your heels – after a great dinner The Barkers will keep you entertained all evening long.  Tickets are available at Green Zone Grocer.  Dinner starts at 6 pm and the entertainment will follow around 7 pm.

We’ve got birthday themed events planned throughout 2017 and special challenges too.  Just follow this link to our birthday page for more information.

Open House on Saturday, November 25th

Our annual Open House will happen on Saturday, November 25th.  Come on out to the club to renew your membership, chat with friends, enjoy a hot lunch and do some shopping for new or used equipment.

Doors open at 11 am.

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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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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Get involved in the Social Scene…

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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Open House November 25th

Doors open at 11 am on Saturday November 25th for our annual Open House.  Lots of fun activities including a place to get your 2017/18 membership, info on the Skills Development Program or the Adult Ski Program, a Ski Swap (buy or sell your used equipment) or purchase...
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Time for your 2017/18 membership

Zone4 is now live and ready to accept your application for this year's ski season (THINK SNOW!!)  It's a one stop shop to sign up for your ski or snowshoe membership and get your kids enrolled in the Skills Development Program (Bunnies, Jackrabbits or Track Attack)....
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The birthday bash is Saturday, November 4th!!

Join us throughout 2017 in various celebrations of our 90th anniversary. Check out our special birthday page by following this link. Our big birthday bash is a dinner and dance on Saturday, November 4th. A catered dinner will be served at 6 pm followed by great music...
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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.

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)