Powder King Mountain Resort, British Columbia

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Powder King Mountain Resort is a ski resort in the Pine Pass, which traverses the Hart Ranges of the Northern Rockies in northern British Columbia, Canada along Highway 97. It lies just outside Pine Le Moray Provincial Park. It is commonly referred to as Powder King.
Powder King Mountain Resort opened in 1984 under the name Powder King Ski Village. It was originally visioned as a "Whistler of the North" and included an elaborate lift and run network supported by a large village with hotels, restaurants, bars and chalets and a full service ski-school. The vast majority of these plans never came to fruition.
At present the resort consists of a triple chair, a T-bar and a handle tow. The present day lodge was constructed in 1993 and replaced several temporary ATCO trailers that had acted as the resort's day lodge, ski shop, cafeteria and bar since 1984. The original 60 bed ATCO hotel remains in operation.
The Powder King Express bus offers round trip service between Pine Center Mall and The Hart Mall in Prince George to the resort and back each day the mountain is in operation, which is usually Thursday to Sunday each week from November until April.
Most of the runs are named after The Beatles titles.
The resort lies within the Pacific Time Zone and observes daylight savings. This means in the winter the time zone is UTC-8 and in the summer it is UTC-7. For practical purposes, if traveling to the resort from the west you do not have to change your clock throughout the year. If traveling to the resort from the east in winter (Chetwynd), you must turn your clock back an hour; in summer there is no time change.
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  • Scenic, wilderness and a bit remote may sum up the location. At Azouzetta Lake you can find log style cabins if looking for a neat place to stay. The hill is steeper but not straight down. On real pow...  more »
  • Worth the drive! Especially if there is new snow! Chair offers some nice options but Tbar to the top provides the best runs and views.  more »
  • It is difficult to express how I feel about PK, this place is a skiing and snowboarding institution. It may not be the highest hill or have high speed lifts to take you to the top but it has the best powder you will ski. It is normally knee deep or more and it will change your life. The bar is a fun place to be and has great beer on tap, I love it when pubs have local breweries beer. For the most the road maintenance to PK is great so dont let that deter from going. When you go here you will soon know why it's called Powder King.
  • I've been coming to powder king for nearly 15 years with my husband. Over the years there have been many many improvements. The staff has been great to the public consistently, despite being seasonal hires. Prices remain reasonable for lift passes. Other reviews mention the lodge being small, but I come for the snow. I love this place so much my husband and I have become ski (snowboard) patrollers to give back to the people of PK. We love this place and will keep on loving it.
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