Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Open House

There will be a slideshow at the Open House.  There are some great shots of our improvements as well as some before pictures....showing the damage from the wildfires this summer.  We hope to see you there.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thank you!


Many thanks to everyone who came out to help at our 2 work bees.  Things are looking good at the hill.....The wood shed looks fantastic, and the fire rehabilitation work is almost complete. We are ready for snow!



Thursday, October 26, 2017

ANOTHER WORK BEE! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th

10am-1pm at Bull Mountain
  • As always, this will be a fun, outdoor day, for ALL family members.
  • We will supply hot dogs and condiments for consumption at 1pm for attendees…. 
  • Where: Meet in the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club parking lot.
  • What to wear:  Warm clothing, work gloves, rain gear (depending on the weather), hiking/work boots. A day-pack is handy for carrying your stuff.
  • Hand Tools: Round nose shovels for removing rocks, woody debris, cow paddies, etc. from the trails, clippers and hand-saws for removing branches encroaching on the trails, a splitting maul for splitting firewood.
  • Specialty/Power Equipment: If you own an ATV, we would appreciate it if you brought it; the trails are soft so we ask that people walk or ride an ATV. Vehicles (other than ATV’s) will not be allowed on the trails. We need people with chain-saws and brush saws for removing brush growing up on the trails. A weed whacker is probably too light. Please note if you are bringing a chain-saw or any power equipment our safety plan obliges volunteers to wear personal protective gear (a hard hat with ear and eye protection, gloves and work boots) and faller’s pants if you are running a chain-saw.

Please let Sean Seabourne know if you are able to attend (and what tools you can bring), or give him a call if you have any questions.  250-398-9588

Thursday, October 19, 2017

WORK BEE SUNDAY OCTOBER 22


10am-3pm at Bull Mountain
  • As always, this will be a fun, outdoor day, for ALL family members. 
  • Where: Meet in the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club parking lot.
  • What to wear:  Warm clothing, work gloves, rain gear (depending on the weather), hiking/work boots. A day-pack is handy for carrying your stuff.
  • Hand Tools: Round nose shovels for removing rocks, woody debris, cow paddies, etc. from the trails, clippers and hand-saws for removing branches encroaching on the trails, a splitting maul for splitting firewood.
  • Specialty/Power Equipment: If you own an ATV, we would appreciate it if you brought it; the trails are soft so we ask that people walk or ride an ATV. Vehicles (other than ATV’s) will not be allowed on the trails. We need people with chain-saws and brush saws for removing brush growing up on the trails. A weed whacker is probably too light. Please note if you are bringing a chain-saw or any power equipment our safety plan obliges volunteers to wear personal protective gear (a hard hat with ear and eye protection, gloves and work boots) and faller’s pants if you are running a chain-saw.
  • Cleaning Supplies: We will need our warming hut and outhouses cleaned and swept out.

Please let Sean Seabourne know if you are able to attend (and what tools you can bring), or give him a call if you have any questions.  250-398-9588

Thursday, October 5, 2017

SAVE THE DATES


October 18, 2017 - AGM - 7pm @ Library Meeting Room
October 22, 2017 – Work Bee #1- 10am-3pm @ Bull Mountain
October 29, 2017 – Work Bee #2- 10am-3pm @ Bull Mountain
November 18, 2017 – OPEN HOUSE- 10am-2pm @ Library Meeting Room


We hope to see lots of you at the AGM.  We’ll be giving an update on the wildfire impacts at the hill….and yes, there are some.  As always, we are looking for more volunteers to get involved with our club.  If you have some time to give, and are passionate about cross country skiing and improving our facility we’d love to have you on board!  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW SEASON IS ALMOST UPON US!



Our Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm at the library meeting room.  Plan to attend!

Rob Sutton is looking for some volunteers to help out with the coaching of the Jackrabbit program this year.  Please contact him for more information if you are at all interested.....
skijackrabbit@gmail.com or call 250-392-1107

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 19 Conditions

Put the rakes and the brooms down!

When it was raining in town yesterday Bull Mountain received 1 cm of fresh snow.  Malcolm and I groomed the new snow in and the skate lanes are perfect and all trails have been groomed this am.  We will be closing the gates after today due to significant warming in the weather.

Thanks again for making the season a success.

Enjoy your ski! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017 Conditions

Scott and I groomed all of the centers last night, so with it not freezing there should be a soft layer on top.  We will do the same tomorrow am.  Watch for icy trail sections especially in the Canyon View Winchester area on Cataline.  Sections of wrangler by the timing hut  have ice puddles and Cataline is also bypassed through the stadium.  We did not reset any of the classic tracks as the snow depths are highly variable along all trail sections however the trail centers will be nice for classic today also.

I was told by a young lady skiing last night that it was the best it has been all season for skate skiing.

Enjoy your ski!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Season Is Coming to an End

Well the warm weather this week has significantly reduced our snow pack and the ice puddles are currently growing on the trails.  We will be grooming trail centers on Friday night and Sunday morning for those that want to ski.

This will be the last grooming of the season so thank you very much for a spectacular year.  We have had our challenges with snow and probably opened with the lowest snow pack ever.  If we were still grooming with the Pisten Bully I am not sure if the trails would have been groomed this year with the 3-5" base we have been working with.  I would like to thank the executive for the countless hours of organizing it takes to run a facility like ours.

Thanks again to all of our volunteers, for grooming, brushing, mowing, slashing, cleaning, timing, course marshaling and the countless other jobs that were completed.

It is going to be a very busy summer up at Bull Mountain this summer so if you are interested in construction, trail maintenance, beetle probing, let us know.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12, 2017

All the trails are groomed up again after the snow on Saturday.  Conditions are great today with temperatures still below zero.  A bit of a struggle getting out of bed early enough with the time change, but after a coffee I was good to go.  Bob was up there before me warming up the sleds and hooking up the groomers as I arrived.  We focused on the upper trails for the early morning enthusiasts, and had lots of smiles and thanks for the effort.
Enjoy your Ski!