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.
Q&A About the Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine Region
Q1. What were your first impressions of Stewart?
ABBY: Stewart had me in awe before evening reaching the final destination. The whole Kitimat-Stikine region is breathtaking. Pristine spines, glimmering glaciers and the smell of ocean area all meet in Stewart and believe it or not it’s even more magical than it sounds.
Q2. Who was your best local resource for info?
ABBY: The Boardertown Snowbomber Snowmobile Club has the heartbeat on snow conditions, avalanche safety and love to point you in the right direction when it comes to having fun in the Stewart Backcountry. We can’t thank enough for an incredible time.
Q3. What did you find most surprising/unexpected?
ABBY: I knew that there were glaciers galore here, but I didn’t realize 100m from the road you can touch the toe of an active glacier. The accessibility to ‘wild’ is everywhere.
Q4. What is a can’t-miss in Stewart?
ABBY: Alaska is 6km away from Stewart, pack your passport to hop the border to experience Hyder Alaska!
Q5. What was the most Instagram-worthy moment or place?
ABBY: EVERYWHERE! But I must pick, it’s at the Salmon or Bear Glacier.
Q6. What would make you go back again and again?
ABBY: I’ll never be done exploring Stewart. I cannot wait to go further and further into the backcountry here both for sledding, backcountry skiing and plain ole adventure!
If you go
- Getting here is easy via the Northwest Regional Airport. There are daily flights to Terrace from Vancouver with a variety of airlines.
- Learn about all the experiences to be found in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.
SkiNorthBC and explore more. 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.
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.