Murray Ridge Ski Area (Downhill Skiing)


Murray Ridge Ski Area is a small family-oriented skiing and snowboarding facility located 10 km north of Fort St. James in Northern British Columbia near Prince George. The area is managed and operated by the Fort St. James Ski Club and community volunteers.

Murray Ridge Ski Area features 518 m (1,700 ft) of vertical drop, 23 groomed downhill runs for riders of all skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced, and a T-Bar that is reputed to be the longest in the world. With the average annual snowfall of over 300 cm (10 ft), the area is a prime downhill skiing and snowboarding destination of the BC North. In addition to excellent downhill terrain, there are over 20 km of pristine cross country and backcountry trails providing enjoyable cross country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities to all visitors.

The facilities and services at the resort include a day lodge with cafeteria, a restaurant, a pub, a ski shop with equipment rentals, and a ski school. The Ski Club is constantly working on improving the resort. Installation of a chairlift, development of the hill’s north side, and installation of the snowmaking equipment are a few of the proposed future improvements at Murray Ridge.


PO Box 866, Chalet Drive
Fort St. James, British Columbia
V0J 1P0

Contact Information

250-996-8515 Office
250-996-7880 Fax
250-996-8513 Snow Phone

Additional Information

Getting Here

The Murray Ridge Ski Area is located just outside Fort St James in central British Columbia just over an hour and a half from Prince George.

From Prince George, drive west on Hwy 16 to Vanderhoof. Go through town continuing west until you reach the intersection of Hwy 27. Turn right and drive another 1/2 hour or so till Fort St James - the Murray Ridge Ski Area will be that big mountain behind town with all the runs - you really can't miss it.

Mountain Stats

  • Vertical Drop:         518 m (1,700 ft)
  • Longest run:          
  • Highest Elevation:  1,980 m (6,500 ft)
  • Base Elevation:      701 m (2,300 ft)
  • Annual Snowfall:     300 cm (10 ft)
  • Skiable terrain:     
  • Lifts:                    1 T-Bar, 1 Tow Rope
  • Lift Capacity:        
  • Runs:                   23
  • Run Difficulty:        27% 33% 40% (beg/int/adv-exp)
  • Terrain Parks:       Yes
  • Half Pipe:             Yes
  • Night skiing:         No
  • Snow Making:       No
  • Nordic Trails:        20 km


  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Terrain Park
  • Half Pipe 

Services and Facilities

  • Ski shop
  • Equipment Rentals & repairs
  • Day Lodge
  • Pub
  • Restaurant
  • Cafeteria
  • Ski and Snowboard Lessons

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