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?

November's Open House

Put November 26th on your calendar.  It is the date of this year’s Open House where we plan to have new and used ski equipment for sale plus memberships and general conviviality.  Come on out!!

New construction on the biathlon range shooting platforms to start this summer

Thanks to a generous donation from Burns Lake Comfor we will be doing a total update to the shooting platforms and some work on the Owl’s Nest.  Stay tuned for notifications of workbees…

New roof for the Wax Cabin

Thanks to a generous donation from the Burns Lake Community Foundation and hard work by Kai, Guy and Steve there is a new roof on the Wax Cabin – next project is to insulate the ceiling now that all the critters have been moved out!!

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.

Our Club

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…

Latest Grooming Reports

Jump for joy fresh snow and fresh grooming

** Jump for joy fresh snow and fresh grooming ———————————————————— Nick Hawse was out last night limping the BR 275 along as its two front...
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Ski Ski and Ski Some More

** Ski Ski and Ski Some More ———————————————————— Nick Hawse has been clocking lots of Hrs in the big snow cat and enjoying some local talent as...
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** SKI ———————————————————— The base has finally set up!!! The big snow cat is purring along and the tiller is cranked!!! Blue Extra is...
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Grooming Report January 24

** Grooming Report January 24 ———————————————————— A big thank you to Guy who groomed the dog trails, Marathon, and Summit with the G2...
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January 22nd 2016

** January 22nd 2016 ———————————————————— Lots of grooming today. All the priority trails have seen some grooming. I had to really be...
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Get involved in the Social Scene…

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...
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Open House

Our annual Open House will be held at the lodge on Saturday, November 26th.  Come on out and renew (or start) your membership.  Shop for new or used ski equipment and clothing. Check out all the new Omineca bling (coffee cups, tshirts, hats and jackets) or just...
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Come to the races this winter!

OSC will be hosting two major competitions this winter.  The Teck Northern Cup #2 for cross country skiers happens on Sunday, January 29th.  Then a short two weeks later we have a busy but fun-filled weekend of biathlon with the hosting of the BC Cup #4 on the...
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Picnic on the Boulder!

Our new picnic area is ready for the ski season – just down the Boulder trail from the Omineca Main it features a picnic table, fire pit and outhouse. Thanks to Matt and Wes for getting things set up and the Bender-Bernard clan for brushing out...
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Mark down January 15th in your calendar

It’s World Snow Day!!  Time to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer – build snowmen, ski or snowshoe the trails, maybe make it to the Spud Tower? – bring your friends out for a fun day at Omineca!
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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...
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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!