Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec. Newsletter


This event is a great opportunity for the whole family or adult individuals to try cross-country skiing, especially if you have never skied before. The use of the trails is free to the public on this day and the emphasis here is on having fun trying a new sport without having to buy or spend any money. Skis, boots and poles will be available to borrow at no charge (Thanks to Caribou Ski!) and instructors will be available to help you develop that technique that gets you easily down the track. Bring your own skis, boots and poles, if you have them. Instruction is free. 
Equipment will be available from noon-2:30. 

Please sign in at the warming hut if you are not a member!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 Conditions

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas, the trails are in great shape thanks to Malcolm, Guy and Jim.  We had an ATV come on to the trail system and the crew has worked hard to repair the damage. Classic tracks that were groomed out yesterday will be reset this am.

Most of the trails are open with the exception of Canyon View which is being packed and will  be open when we get a significant snowfall.

Kiwanis is being packed however there are a couple of low snow areas that we cannot run the groomer on yet.  We will keep you posted and it is open for skiers but use caution.

All the mowing, brushing and pruning has made it possible to open the trails with very minimal snow and the trails look fantastic.  All the volunteers should give themselves a pat on the back.  I would suggest skiing Arrowhead to see the difference brushing makes.

Have a good Ski..

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dec 22 2016 Grooming TRACKS SET

We finally have just enough snow to start setting tracks.  Thanks to a great effort from Bob and Malcolm for getting most of the hill set.  Due to the low snow levels I would advise caution as there are still many hazards that exist.  Mike will be up today finishing off the track setting.

Canyon View will remain closed until we have more snow due to rutting on the trail surface

Sunday, December 11, 2016


Hi all. No lesson today. Hoping for next sunday but likely may not start until the new year on sunday jan8

Monday, December 5, 2016


I opened the gate today and here is what to expect:

-EARLY SEASON CONDITIONS we have 2-3" of packed snow, there is lots of stubble poking through the snow.  Use your old skis as conditions will varying along the trail and there are muddy areas that will be rough so use caution.

-EXPECT HAZARDS ON THESE RUNS Cataline, Gunbarrel, Winchester, Rustler, Kiwanis, Anvil, Canyon View, and Arrow Head.

-We will not be setting tracks until the base improves and we can run the groomers without damaging them.

Thanks and have a good ski.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Conditions November 28, 2016

Well we need a snow dance to get the trails up and running.  Currently we have had about 3" of fluffy snow which has packed down to 1".  This will create a good base and allow the ground to freeze.

The club would like to thank again all the volunteers that helped with brushing, tree removal and mowing of the trails.  Recently we have been working on fixing signage, cleaning up the ski area, packing snow, minor brushing and tree removal.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Snow on the hills.....

There's still time to get your registration done online before Dec.1st and get our club in the running for some of the great prizes CCBC is offering through the membership drive contest!

See the prizes here...

Go to Zone 4 to register....

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Open House

It was great to see so many people at the Open House today!  Thanks to those of you who made it down....

Purchase your membership before midnight today and save $10 - go to the link below at Zone 4

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Many Thanks & Reminders

Thanks to the hard working people who came up to the hill yesterday to help with clearing on the trails.  Once again, the weather was perfect.  We are ready for snow!


Our Open House is on November 19th.  You can save $10 on your membership by registering on or before that day! We hope to see you there. Membership forms can be downloaded from the website at

The club is looking for volunteer groomers and we have a job posting for an operations manager.  For more information, contact Scott Gordon at 250-392-5177.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Job Posting!

The Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club requires an "Operations Manager" at Bull Mountain.  The responsibilities that the Executive envisions for this person to have are above and beyond what can be expected in a volunteer role.  As a result, the club is advertising for a seasonal, part-time, paid position, to primarily organize grooming at Bull Mountain. We would like this person to organize our volunteer groomers as well as be a groomer himself or herself.  We anticipate that this person will monitor the trails on a day to day basis and make decisions on which trails require grooming.  He or she would then organize the volunteer pool to get the job done as well as help groom a portion of the trail system. This position will report to the Executive.

Additional duties we feel could be included in this position are:
General facility maintenance and monitoring; coordination of road and parking lot clearing; fuel storage; random ski pass checking; ensure there is heat in the clubhouse (start fire); removal of dead fall or sweeping of trees along trails; monitor and coordinate equipment maintenance.

Attributes that this person should possess are:
Computer literacy (and access to a computer), strong communication skills, mechanical aptitude, willingness to work evenings and weekends, ability to operate a snowmobile and chainsaw, enthusiasm for Bull Mountain and for improving our facility. This person doesn’t HAVE to be a cross country skier.

We anticipate needing the positon filled from mid-November 2016 to approximately mid-March 2017. Wages and hours of work are negotiable.

We welcome any interested persons to contact Scott Gordon at 250-392-5177, or at  by NOVEMBER 4, 2016.  Also, please pass this info on to anyone who you feel may be the perfect candidate for this job!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Work Bee(s) October 30th

  Thanks to everyone who came out to help at yesterday’s work bee.  It was a beautiful day up there!       Also, thanks to those who came to our first one on October 2nd…… 
  Unfortunately, we are needing another day-  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH 10am-2PM, to finish some projects up for this year. 
  Specifically we are needing more trail widening and brushing on
  •          Gunanoot
  •          Arrow Head
  •          Brushing and tree removal on Canyon View.

So, we need volunteers to run chain saw and volunteers to remove the fallen trees and brush from the trails.  This allows us to complete the projects quicker. We would like: 2- sawyers and 2 swampers per project –
Quads, if you have one would be great.

Please call Sean at 250-398-9588 if you are available to help.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A couple of things......

We are looking for volunteer groomers to help with the grooming this year.  Snowmobile experience is not a necessity, but would be an asset.  Training will be provided.  Contact Sean Seabourne at 250-398-9588 if you can help us out.

I have emailed out registration forms to previous members.  Adult fees have gone up $10 to $110, but you can avoid the increase by registering on or before our Open House on November 19th!  You can mail in your completed forms or bring them in to the Open House.  Also, online registration is available through Zone 4 – go to and search for the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club.  

Cross Country BC has introduced a membership drive with amazing prizes for the club with the highest % of registered members by midnight on December 1st.  (Based on last year’s registration totals.) Should we be a winning club, we will pass the prizes directly on to our members!  The link below outlines the contest.
Register early so we have a chance to win!!

  • Where: Meet in the parking lot.
  • Be sure to have work gloves and appropriate footwear.  The trails can be muddy.
  • 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.


A reminder that online registration is NOT available for Jackrabbits and that club membership is included in the Jackrabbit fees.  There will be an information table at the Open House, and Rob will be emailing out registration forms to all of last year’s participants.