Soulful turns: Hankin-Evelyn – Canada’s first backcountry ski area
It’s local, really awesome and easy to get to. Backcountry skiing and riding enthusiasts should carve a path to Smithers and enjoy this gem. It’s an expansive, non-motorized and purpose-built ski touring area. The dream of inspiring local, Brian Hall, Hankin-Evelyn offers so much terrain with runs for everyone, including gladed runs for beginners and big, burly steeps suited to hard-cores. It's all here.
We had the Local Supply Co. co-owner, Dave Walter, aka Super Dave, a joy-filled, energizer who passionately shared this adventure skiers’ dream-land with us. We knocked off some epic lines with waist deep powder filling our faces and we shared high-fives and ear-to-ear smiles. More good times ahead. Take your time, try a variety of runs and lunch in the super cool warming hut, perched at the top of more after meal descents.