Event Roundup For January 2019

By Colin Carson | Tourism Prince George
January 7, 2019 - 9:33am
Photo Credit: Tourism PG

Happy New Year from Tourism Prince George! Here’s a roundup about great events taking place in Prince George in January and to get details about skiing near the city.

FMX World Tour: The NITRO FMX World Tour is an extreme action sports competition that tours the USA, Canada, Mexico and select European countries. They will be at the CN Centre in Prince George on January 26, 2019. FMX features professional riders competing in an intense competition, throwing out some of the most death-defying tricks ever seen. Superman Seat Grabs, Cliff Hangers, Kiss of Death, Back Flips, and Super Back Flip combinations are just some of the tricks that will be used to fight for the NITRO FMX World Tour Championship Title!

STOMP – the International Sensation: STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Northern BC premiere at the CN Centre on Monday, January 28, 2019. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into a world-renowned show over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.

Coldsnap Winter Music Festival: Every year, musicians from around the world descend on Prince George for a full week of entertainment. From the next big thing in indie rock, jazz veterans, Celtic, traditional folk, hip-hop, and beyond, Coldsnap is a unique blend of talent and performers. Coldsnap is more than just a music festival, it’s also a series of free workshops aimed at making music accessible to every member of the community. Coldsnap is powered by volunteers and has earned a reputation as a fan and performer favourite, and is regularly cited as one of best reasons to visit northern BC. Coldsnap runs from January 25 to February 2 at various venues around the City.

Skiing: We received some heavy snowfall to finish out 2018 and to start 2019, make the most of it by checking out one (or more) of the four skiing facilities within a two-hour drive of Prince George.

Otway Nordic Ski Centre: This high calibre facility includes 55km of groomed trails, a world-class biathlon facility, 15km of lit ski trails, trails for sit-skiing, and a new snowmaking system. At Otway, you’ll find dog-friendly trails, rentals for classic and skate skiing, baby pull/chariot, and snowshoes. Day Passes start at $8 for children 6-19 and $16 for adults.

Hart Ski Hill: Truly a community ski hill, the Hart Ski Hill is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Many Prince George residents have had their first skiing or snowboarding experience on this hill, which spans 22 acres. There are numerous trails to choose from including a new terrain park. The hill is open for night skiing and has just received upgrades including a snowmaking machine and magic carpet. Day Lift Prices start at $13.75 for children and $18.75 for adults.

Purden Ski Village: Purden has been hosting skiers and snowboarders for more than 40 winters. They have 25 runs spanning 335m (1100ft) of vertical. Their runs are 20% novice, 55% intermediate, and 25% expert. Purden has two chairlifts and one t-bar that provide access to the mountain. You can also enjoy food from their licensed restaurant in the lodge. Day Lift Prices start at $34 for ages 6-12 and $65 for adults.

Powder King Mountain Resort: Powder King is a big mountain that receives over 1250cm (41ft) of snowfall each year! Their triple chairlift and t-bar takes skiers and snowboarders to runs that range from gentle slopes to breathtaking drops. Powder King has two dining options, a café and L’Avalanche Dining Room and Lounge. The PK Express bus runs from Prince George and Mackenzie every day the hill is open. Day Lift Prices start at $32 for ages 6-12 and $75 for adults.

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