Bear Mountain Ski Hill Dawson Creek

December 15, 2018
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BEAR MOUNTAIN SKI HILL, 5 minutes from Dawson Creek, T-bar lift, Snow making abilities, Night Skiing, Great place to enjoy a few runs, some good food and for the moms and dads the lounge upstairs with a great view of the kids outside skiing. BEAR MOUNTAIN SKI HILL is governed by a Local Board of Directors that meet monthly. The Ski Hill has been in business since 1959.​ We are currently doing fundraising to install the new Dopplymeyr ski lift in 2012.​

1959-60 Dawson Creek Ski and Recreation Assoc. is formed.​​
That year a rope tow is installed in an old hay field, that is believed to be opposite the current hill.​

1960-61 the tow is moved to the curent site​

1961-62 the rope tow is doubled in length​
Original chalet is built sometime in these first few years​

1964-65 A new modern t-bar is installed. Modern ya right not even then. this lift was first designed in the 40’s​

1970-71 Hill lighting is installed, bringing the exhilarating experience of night skiing to Dawson Creek.​

1978-79 The entire ski hill chalet and its contents are destroyed in a fire.​

Nov. 24 1979 Grand opening of new chalet. The DCAA assumed control of the property, investing $150, 000 in Exchange. Who then leases it back to the DC Ski and rec. asoc.​

Early 1980’s some new runs were cut and hill lighting improved.​

1987-88 Snowmaking is installed, an ambitious $350, 000 dollar project. In preperation for the 1988 BC Winter Games. But lack of snow and warm weather. No snowcat to groom the man made snow. the season a complete disaster, leaving the hill with a large debt.​

1988-89 AGM is held under candle light, as the power had been shut off. With lots of donations and hard work a better snow year. The hill lowered the debt is resolved.​

1989-90 A 1979 DMC snowcat with tiller attachment is purchased.​

1994-95 Snowcat shop is built (Paul’s Shed)​

1996-97 Purchased a second snow gun​

Source: bearmtnskihill.com
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