About BM

About Bear Mountain

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.​

Ski Hill Video Photo Presentation (Info provided by Lizzy Kaye)

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 current 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 preparation for the 1988 BC Winter Games. But lack of snow and warm weather. No snow cat 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​

1997-98 A 1988 Pisten Bully 200 is purchased.​

2000-01 Hill lighting is improved​

2003-04 A newer snow gun Lenko 940 is purchased. enable snow making at warmer temperatures​

2004-05 Another Lenko snow gun is purchased​

2006-07 A new Areco Supersnow is purchased

2010-12 Chalet renovated

2011-12 Doppelmayr lift purchased and installed (Used lift from Marmot in Jasper installed by Randy Gleige of Fernie BC)

2014 New BR350 Prinoth Groomer Purchased

2016 – 15 Windows replaced with upgraded argon filled units
Sidewalk replaced with a upgraded covered sidewalk. New Polaris 550 snow mobile purchased.

2017-Covered stairway to kitchen on front of chalet, paved front apron, replaced windows upstairs with argon filled sealed units. Major repair to retaining wall in crawlspace.

2018-Replaced the pipeline for snow making. Dumb waiter installed. New boiler for heating installed

2019-Purchased two new Snow Guns (Super Polecats ) 20 foot container installed with Timing Shack on top for the 2019 Winter Games U14 Races.



2022 Board Members
Dawson Creek Ski and Recreation Association
Bear Mountain Ski Club

  • Paul Gevatkoff
    Rick Hackworth
    Jordan Webster
    Clint Shuman
  • Jeremy Wright
  • Tanya Purnell


Ashton Goddard Lift Operator


Rhonda Palchinski Concession and Catering

250-782-4988 (only operational during ski season)

Chalet Rentals
Charene Pratt