Ridge Ski Hill in Northwest BC is open to downhill skiers
and snowboarders, and is known for great powder and sunny
days. Prime downhill skiing and 12 miles (20 km) of cross
country trails attractive winter enthusiasts.
Ridge Ski Area has been operational since the 1976-77 ski
season. Managed by the Fort St. James Ski Club, the hill has
seen many improvements over the years. Future developments
include snow making equipment, expansion of the lodge and
hopefullya chairlift someday.
The scenic gateway to an impressive network of lakes, rivers
and mountains, the trading post of Fort St. James was originally
established by the explorer Simon Fraser for the North West
Company in 1806.
was the social and economic heart of the fur-trade district,
known as New Caledonia, and was the main contact point between
fur traders and the Carrier Indians, with furs gathered here
being shipped to the European market.
as a National Historic Site, Fort St. James still has buildings
dating back to the 1880s and boasts the largest group of buildings
representing the fur trade in Canada.
Murray Ridge Ski Hill, a family oriented ski hill, is located
6miles (10 km) north of Fort St. James, and northwest of Prince
George. From Prince George, drive west on Hwy 16 to Vanderhoof.
Go through town continuing west until you reach the intersection
of Hwy 27. Turn right and drive another 1/2 hour or so till
Fort St James - the Murray Ridge Ski Area will be that big
mountain behind town with all the runs - you really can't