Smithers Ski Club

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34th Annual Schuss Boomer DH 2018

Schussboomer: Saturday March 24th

March 24 - Racing starts at 10AM but get there early to warm up and view the course.

Only 50 teams can enter, so please register early.

NEW: Speed/Training clinic. For those looking for coaching tips, waxing tips, and to get some practice runs in on the schuss course. Friday March 23rd 10am-3pm
Schuss Pre-party: Friday March 23rd 6-9pm. Last chance for registration (space permitting) 
Location: Boston Pizza
Free appies provided. Pre-race social. There may be some speed suits up for auction again as well! 




Club Night October 26





Equipment Drop Off: November 3rd, 6pm-8pm

Ski and snowboard gear and all winter sports gear accepted.

Don't forget to pick up your un-sold gear between noon and 1pm on Saturday, November 4 after the swap.





We are looking for someone to coordinate the advertising on our team van. It is a great way to fulfill your required volunteer hours. Let us know if you'd like to do this!

Advertising on our van is a great way to support our local skiers and snowboarders. Businesses help us out with their support while utilizing our mobile yellow machine to promote their business!


Well the 2016-17 season is now over and before everyone goes away to enjoy some fun in the sun we want to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone that help the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club through out the year. 

Thank you to all our members, athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers, officials, sponsors, community supporters, donors, HBM and their staff. 

We look forward to seeing you all back for the 2017-18 season as we look towards continuing to improve our programming and snow sport development. 

Western SX Finals - Big White

Congrats to the Crew from the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club that were in Big White this past weekend for the Western Ski Cross Finals! On Saturday's race Darcy Fraser finished 2nd in the U14 mens race and Sage Murphy Was 1st in the U14 womens race. On Sunday Darcy Fraser finished 1st and Caleb Smale was 3rd in the mens race and on the womens side Sage Murphy Finished 1st again. Way to represent the North!!!

Snowboard Results

Congrats to Katie and Toan from SSSC on their results from the past weeke at the Annual Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom in Big White.

Katie Peterson - 2nd out of 5 girls - 12-14

Toan Krauskopf - 2nd out of 17 boys - 11 and under


A big thank you goes out to the Bulkley Valley Community Foundation and to Hudson Bay Mountain for supporting the clubs events and for helping build the Snow Cross track for this year. This past weekend we hosted the clubs Shamrock Cup on the track and everyone had a blast. The Snow Cross track helps us host events and helps develop our athletes into great lil rippers. Thank you


Congrats to all our lil ski and snowboard rippers

Way to go team SSSC



The U10 groups are in need of parent tail gunners. This is a great way to get on the slopes, work with our coaches and have fun with kids. 

Contact Cormac 250-877-2477 or Sara 250-847-3960 for more information on how to help. 

U12-U18 Programming

We will be having a meeting this Saturday for the U12-U18 parents. 

We will discuss the program and plans for the year. 

If you are unable to attend please let Larry or Clay know - 705-733-1158


Great news!  The ski hill will be opening this weekend!
U12 & Up Skiers and Snowboarders will be starting their training this
Saturday & Sunday November 26&27th @9am-3:30pm.

Larry LeGear is the new SSSC Head Coach, and is looking forward to getting on-hill!
We are excited to announce that Clay Collingwood is the U12 ski coach, and
Levi Phillips & Austin Arnett will be coaching the U12 & up Snowboard program this season.

All coaches will meet everyone at the club cabin, and training starts at 9am. 
If parents would like to meet with the coaches, they will be available at the club cabin on Saturday at 3:30pm. 

The club van will be running, and will be first come-first served. 
Passes can be bought at the van prior to departure, or on our registration form online. Sorry, no cash/ride.
PO Box 4400 Smithers BC V0J 2N0

As we only have 12 seats, rides are based upon first come first serve basis. If the van is full at departure time, parents need to car-pool to get athletes up to the hill.
10 Van Ride Pass: $80.00  Return trips to and from HBM.
Van Season Pass: $225.00  Unlimited trips to and from HBM until program season end.
Please note: All payments at the van are by cheques only made out to Smithers Ski Club/Van Pass.
HBM Trips:
The van departs from the ROI Theatre P-lot at 08:30 AM on every program related weekend.
Arrival back to ROI Theatre P-lot is around 4:15-4:30 PM, depending on road conditions.
Please drop of and pick your child up at ROI Theatre P-lot on set times.

Contact Larry if you have any questions or need a van ride
@ 705-733-1158 or


Welcome to the 2016-2017 U10 Ski & Snowboard Season

As we get ready to hit the slopes for the 2016-2017 ski and ride season, we would like to welcome all the families of S.S.S.C. athletes to another exciting year of team building, skill development and instilling a lifelong love of safely being out in the mountains.
We (Cormac Hikisch and Sara D’Andrea) are pleased to introduce ourselves as your U10 coordinators this year and are looking forward to helping create a great season. Cormac will be focusing on the coaching/on-snow side of things and Sara on the off-snow/logistics side.
The Smithers Ski & Snowboard Club (S.S.S.C.) is a family organization that encourages family participation, athlete development, personal growth and team spirit. We sincerely hope and appreciate that the whole family will be involved and support the S.S.S.C. athletes, to their own personal goals and team goals.

U10 Coaches

We have a solid group of experienced ski and snowboard coaches committed, who are CSCF and CSF trained and certified. Each coach is also dedicated to providing a positive and supportive environment to get our athletes motivated, build strong self-esteem and develop great skiers and snowboarders. However, we are still looking for two more ski coaches in order to run a full program. Parents please consider and if interested please contact Cormac at 250-877-2477 or . You will receive training – our new head coach Larry LeGear is planning a Level 1 CSCF course in December.  All fees associated with the training will be covered as well as your season pass. This will also count towards volunteer hours.

Coaches for the 2016-2017 season will be in contact with parents of the athletes in their groups directly through out the season.

S.S.S.C. Code of Conduct for Athletes, Coaches and Parents

Listen:  Carefully to those who are talking to you.
Respect:  Others (coaches, teammates, officials, opponents, parents) and the environment.
Work:   Give your best effort at all times, as an individual and as a team member. Work together as a team and family to build strong athletes, team and club.

On Snow Preparedness and On Snow Training Session Guidelines

It is a shared responsibility between athletes and parents, that the athlete is both prepared and present for on snow training sessions.

· Please make sure your athlete has proper equipment and clothing (face warmer, hand warmers, proper mitts/gloves, extra layers, helmet**, goggles, etc.)
· Please refer to our website for helmet requirements.
· Be respectful – Be on time! If you are going to miss a training session or be late please let your coach know directly.
· Provide your athlete with a nutritious snack packed in their jacket pocket.
· Pick up your athlete promptly at 1:00 pm from the Club Cabin – NOT at the HBM Lodge AND tell the coach when you are taking your child.
· Check the website for updates, schedule, events and weather closures.

S.S.S.C. U10 Ski & Snowboard Schedule

Pre-Season: December 30, 10 am – 12 pm Optional Meet and Greet

This is a drop-in event at the Prairie T, geared towards NEW families and athletes to meet the coaches, have skills and equipment reviewed and questions answered. Just good fun, bring the whole family. Parents are asked to stick around and participate/ socialize.  (Remember: No Parking available at Prairie T.)

U10 Season: The U10 program will be a 13 session season, held every Saturday from 10am (sharp) - 1pm, starting December 31 and ending on Saturday March 18th.

December 31, 10 am – 1 pm  On Snow Program Starts (1 day only)

This day  will be for athlete evaluation, parent & coach introduction, forming training groups, personal and group goal setting, introduction SSSC coordinators and Head Coach.
Please CHECK IN at the Club Cabin at 9:45 am. Sign your athlete in, and check which group and coach your athlete is assigned to. Also bring a $200 volunteer cheque dated for April 15, 2017, pick up athlete goal sheets. Don’t forget to pack a healthy snack!

January 14, Shamrock Cup, Dual GS
February 11 and 12 , will be in Prince George for the inaugural U10 North Zone Festival (no training in Smithers).   More Details to come.
February 18, Shamrock Cup, SX
March 18, last day (Fun Day wrap up)

Schedule of Events

Please refer to our website for schedule of events. You will be notified by email or on our website prior to an event and if you have any questions please contact your coach, or one of us directly.

Parent Supporter and Volunteer Opportunities

The success of your athlete and the S.S.S.C. is dependent on your support and involvement. Cheer on all team members, participate in club events and parent activities, come out and have fun!
We ask that you check the S.S.S.C. website under “Parent Info” for volunteer positions and requirements.    We greatly appreciate your time and your athletes greatly appreciate it too.

Hoping your kids are as excited as we are for a phenomenal season.
See you on the slopes!

Cormac Hikisch: 250-877-2477 or
and Sara D’Andrea:  250-847-3960 or
S.S.S.C. U10 Ski & Snowboard Coordinators


U10 New Parent/Athlete Meet and Greet Dec 30th

Meet at the bottom of the Prarie T-Bar for hot chocolate and and opportunity to meet the kids, parents, and coaches. 

If you'ree not sure about joining the club this is a great opportunity for parents to come up and learn about our programing and talk to our coaches. 

December 30th from 10am - 12pm

For more information contact our Larry Legear 705-711-1158 


Cobey Oliemans - North Zone Official/Volunteer of the year

Smithers own Cobey Oliemans was awarded the North Zone official/volunteer of the year. 

Thanks Cobey for your hard work and dedication to the club and our sport. 


Check out our promo video that we created from the past season.