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Annual Newsletter November 2022

Nov 20, 2022 | Newsletters

Tweedsmuir Ski Club (TSC) Winter 2022/2023 Newsletter

Winter came early to Tweedsmuir Park this fall with multiple feet of snow at Heckman pass, and winter well along. Cross-country skiing is underway on the Old Highway Trail.  The big items this year are the imminent launch of a new TSC website, new buildings, and rebuilt buildings.  The new web site will be launched as soon as we sort out the final details of transferring the web domain and working some bugs out of the site.  Our AGM is at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 30th at the NES meeting room.


All the funds to run our facilities come from your memberships and the overnight cabin rentals.  Please continue to support us by renewing your membership or by becoming a new member.  A family membership costs only $35 per year, and you can pay online at the WLDCU.  To pay online enter Tweedsmuir Ski Club as a Payee and put your FIRST and LAST name in the account number.  You can also pay via EMT at  If you are a new member please remember to drop us an email or fill out the new online membership form.  We still have the registered charitable donation process in place with BC Parks, and if you would like to donate you can indicate that on your membership application.  A tax receipt will be mailed to you.


Volunteering has been the core of the TSC for nearly 60 years.  Virtually everything we do is done by volunteers for the sole purpose of providing outdoor winter recreation opportunities.  Many people have contributed to finishing the cross-country warming hut, cutting firewood, building projects, trail clearing, and donating time, equipment, and fuel.  A special thanks to Bill Andersen and Gordon Gibbs for moving our groomer up the hill and Lorrein Gurr for ongoing bookkeeping and managing club finances.  


Early grooming has been done on the Old Highway cross-country trails–watch Facebook (Tweedsmuir Ski Club) for updates on grooming and trail conditions. 


In late August a team of volunteers, led by Devin Steif, did the work of procuring materials and planning a roof reconstruction project.  They removed the roofing of the overnight cabin and put on 2” x 8” sleepers with insulation and roof membrane.  We are hoping this will stop the rapid melt of snow when the cabin is in use and the subsequent freezing into an iceberg on the eaves and water incursion. 

The new TSC website has a completely revised cabin booking procedure which will be easier for members and volunteers tracking the bookings.  EMT is the primary way we receive money, and we encourage people booking the cabin to follow up promptly with payment to secure your booking.  We will only take bookings from November 1st to April 30th to give us the summer for maintenance and equipment storage.  We do not offer refunds on bookings–consider it a donation if you have to cancel unless we have a highway closure preventing you from getting there.  Cabin bookings are our main fundraising source and our volunteers are not paid to follow up with refunding money because your plans did not work out.  Please use the Tweedsmuir Ski Club website under “Cabin Bookings”.  All booking information is on the TSC website and bookings for the overnight cabin are all done through the Tweedsmuir Ski Club web page.  The cost is $60/night for members and $80/night for non-members.  Please check the calendar on the web page to make sure your desired days are available.  


The big news this year is that we have a brand-new warming hut at the ski hill!  The old round house is gone and rebuilt completely with a beautiful timber frame constructed hut with lots of windows and a modern woodstove.  This work was entirely initiated, funded and completed by BC Parks.  The capable Kevin Matuga and his crew did a fantastic job.  We are very appreciative of the amount of work undertaken and money spent to give us a modern building.  We will be working with the executive and BC Parks to talk about guidelines for how best to use this building going forward.  Please respect it and use it safely in the interim.  The TSC would like to thank Rae Busse and BC Parks for taking the initiative and seeing this project through from start to finish.


Subject to winter conditions we hope to have the ski hill operating before Christmas. Garrett Newkirk is the Contractor on record with Technical Safety BC (the ski lift regulators) and is the official operator and keeper of the ski hill.

You can find the online membership form here or apply online here.

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