- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 4
- All-Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 0
- Nightlife 3
Pros: Lots of dry snow, uncrowded, friendly locals
Cons: No apres ski, all night pounding bar scene.
Recommended For: Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Dec 1, 2008
Most ski areas count the great days on one hand. Not Smithers. Tons of light snow result in the most consistenly good skiing I have experienced anywhere. Great snow, no crowds, lots of potential, interesting terrain, hidden secret stashes and good backcountry along with a world class cross country facility and ice climbing make Smithers an exceptional experience. Lots of great music and arts provide after ski entertainment. Easy access via one of the two airlines (Jazz or Hawk Air), or a long drive (13 hrs) from Vancouver, Edmonton or Calgary. Shames mountain just down the road is the bonus to enjoy while in the area.
The town offers swimming pool, climbing wall. gym, movie theatre, bowling, great food and inexpensive accommodation.