In search of long line, fresh powder, friendly locals, and epic Instagram-worthy sights and scenes? Then you need to #SkiNorthBC!
Photographer and writer Abby Cooper (@AbbyDells) set out for Northern BC with SnowSeekers’ #SkiNorthBC expedition this winter. She hit 6 different destinations and chronicled her journey. I wanted to find out more about what she experienced, discovered, and what anyone looking for a Northern BC adventure simply cannot miss.
Get to Know Troll Ski Resort with this Q&A
Abby’s first destination was Troll Ski Resort, found around the middle of the Barkerville Highway just outside of Quesnel.
Q1. What were your first impressions of Troll?
Abby: The lengthy runs towering over head sparked my curiosity, coated in white they just begged to be skied.
Q2. Who was your best local resource for info?
Abby: Owner of the Troll Ski Resort, Hildur, wasn’t shy about sharing some secrets and pointing us in the right direction on our hunt for powder. Her recommendation to check out the newly opened gladded run by the name of Wildcat did not disappoint, so much so that we spent at least half a day lapping this treasure!
Q3. What did you find most surprising?
Abby: I was thrilled to learn about the ongoing logging in the area to continue the growth of the resort and skiing opportunities. A true example of the community working together for a greater good which matches the vibe felt at Troll without a doubt.
Q4. What is a can’t-miss at this destination, any insider tips?
Abby: Coffee and a cupcake, the cafe at Troll has scrumptious baked goods and a delightfully long list of speciality coffees.
Q5. What was the most Instagram-worthy moment or place?
Abby: I can’t help but love the log cabin buildings surrounding the base. From the workshop to the first hut and main lodge everything is so mountain life picturesque!
Q6. What would make you go back again and again?
Abby: The friendly people make me want to go back just to connect with such lovely human beings again, but I’m not going to lie, the gladded trees are the most on mountain braggable feature, I could session those for a few days at a time!
You can read Abby’s full story about Troll Resort via SnowSeekers here »
If you go
- Troll is found around the middle of the Barkerville Highway. On your way, you’ll go through the City of Quesnel. Learn more about what adventures can be found there »
- Call Tourism Quesnel at (250) 992-8716
- Troll, Quesnel, the District of Wells and Barkerville are destinations along the famed Barkerville Highway (aka Highway 26) – all within the Cariboo Regional District.
- SnowSeekers has partnered with National Car rental to secure you a SnowSeekers’ preferred rate. Make a reservation online, or with an agent and in the Contract field enter XVC4SNO for a savings that could cover your ski pass cost every day.
- Get inspired and learn more to what BC has in store for you this winter, search #ExploreBC on social media.
For more on skiing in Northern BC, set a bookmark to check out the #SkiNorthBC expedition page on a regular basis. More stories and videos will be coming out all season long.