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By DOC POW
Fort St. James, B.C. – The soul of skiing is more than alive and well in pretty much the geographical centre of British Columbia, at a destination you need to put on your radar – Murray Ridge Ski Hill and Terrain Park.
It’s said it takes a village to raise a child. The same theory absolutely applies for ski hills, as without a “village” (aka community support), you really don’t have a venue.
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Founded by the community in the '70s, over these past 40-odd years, that village support has only strengthened. Wait till you get a load of how big this place is. Murray Ridge has the highest vertical of any of the ski hills in the north and the runs are named after powder pioneers, the families who supported its launch and who are still very much a part of Murray’s present history.
For me, Murray Ridge is a place that takes you back to the essence of what skiing and snowboarding destinations are supposed to be, community first and a place to connect. A ski school that is run entirely by volunteers fueled by other local support, including labour donations that put people in the bush through the summer, thinning trees and clearing brush in an effort to make your ski experience something to write home about.