News and Announcements
SSSC Annual General Meeting Announcement: Tuesday June 6, 7:00 PM
SSSC will be conducting its AGM on Tuesday June 6th at 7:00 PM. All club members are welcome!
We will be hosting this meeting in a virtual format. Please select ‘GOING’ to the Facebook invite, or email email@example.com and a Zoom invite link will be sent to you.
SSSC Executive will be sharing Financials, Yearly Program summaries, Election of Board of Directors, and plans for next year.
SSSC was firing on all cylinders this past year with exceptional coaching, athlete success, and event hosting!
Come hear about the exciting year and plans for the next twelve months.
Nearly all Executive members will be returning to their posts but we still have a couple spots open. Come join an incredible Board and get involved in the fun and action!
Hope to see you there!
SSSC receives incredible donation from the Hudson Bay Mountain Writers from 'A Mountain of Change' book proceeds
After two years of researching and writing followed by another year of selling, ‘A Mountain of Change’,
the colourful, pictorial book documenting the history of skiing on the Prairie of Hudson Bay Mountain,
the writers were elated to present a cheque to Cormac Hikisch, President of Smithers Ski & Snowboard
Club. “This money will be used to help fund coaches and the coaching program for the club,” stated
Hikisch. He also added that the club is very appreciative as well of the community grants and business
sponsors to fund timing and racing equipment.
Referring to the ski history book, Hikisch commented how this is a valuable legacy. The writers
acknowledged that, A Mountain of Change, demonstrates how early cabin owners, volunteers and the
local ski club combined their passion with their vision to promote the healthy ski community that
continues to thrive today. Copies of this book are available at the downtown ski office
and at the local book stores.
Thank you Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Grant Program!
SSSC is grateful to announce the completion of a grant for $4,038 that allowed the purchase of 6 radios from local vendor Tower Communications in Houston. The purchase was completed in December 2022 in time for our winter season. This included radios, chargers, chest packs, and speaker mic’s. Furthermore, SSSC Executive chose to apply additional grant money through the Community Economic Resilience Infrastructure Program and ordered an additional 12 radios. The SSSC Winter Events Centre @HMBR is nearly complete and these additional radios have been a huge improvement in hosting races.
This grant has already allowed us to deliver some exceptional events and programming this year. Radio communication is pivotal for Race Organization Committee communication for both event and safety responsibilities. These events included:
• Our local club ‘Shamrock cup’ event Jan 21- 90 athletes
• BC High School North Zone Finals- Feb 8/9- 171 athletes
• BC Alpine Teck North Zone event Feb 11/12 – 85 athletes
In addition, our regular athletic programming is benefiting, with 14-15 coach-athlete groups on weekends spread out across the mountain supporting 110 SSSC athletes, linked together for Emergency Action Planning and team coordination by these radios. Coaches attending out of town events are now able to take radios they know will work, without affecting local programming. At one point this season we had teams/radios at Canada Winter Games in PEI, U16 Westerns in Rossland, BC, and programming still happening at home. We were also able to loan out radios to Ski Patrol to monitor athlete events.
Thank you Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation!
Event Announcement- 37th Schussboomer: March 17,18,19- Registration opens Feb 23rd!
Come one come all and enjoy the fun and excitement of our 37th Schussboomer Downhill event! Bring your costumes! Bring your courage! Be ready for laughs and memories.
March 17th- Optional Speed Camp for Adults and SSSC Athletes
March 18th- Schussboomer Downhill!
March 19th- Optional- 2nd Annual Alpine Combined Slalom (afternoon one run event)
Details can be found at https://www.schussboomerdownhill.com/index.php
A Mountain of Change Book- 2nd Edition on Sale in time for the Holiday Season!
Attention all Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club members!
Did you know that there is a book about our ski hill? Did you know that since December 2020, almost 600 copies have been sold, with ALL profits going to the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club?
This 220 page book covers the growth of the ski hill from 1960-2020 and was written by 4 women, who, along with a technical specialist, have over 170 accumulated years of skiing on Hudson Bay Mountain. This book is full of stunning colourful photos of not only the landscape, but of events and people who have made this mountain what it is today.
Wouldn’t it make the perfect gift and at the same time support your local ski club?
A Mountain of Change is available at the Hudson Bay Mountain Resort office on Main Street and from the authors. It’s available in two formats, coil bound for $35 and ‘perfect’ bound for $45.