Looking back on 50 years at Troll Ski Resort
by: Brenda Beatty / SnowSeekers.ca
For Hildur Sinclair, memories of the early days at Troll Ski Resort fuel her enthusiasm for a place that has been home since her parents first opened the resort in the 1970s. Like the first two seasons before Troll Ski Resort had electricity: it was wood stoves for heating and a two-burner camp stove in the kitchen with kerosene lamps for lodge lighting.
Troll Ski Resort, in the Cariboo Mountains, 40 minutes east of Quesnel BC, has a lot to celebrate this winter, its 50th season of getting people on skis. The season of celebration will peak during the family day weekend in February, when skiers and snowboarders will reminisce, and toast the transformation of a wild mountain valley into the winter home for so many.
Troll doesn’t exist as a nostalgic relic, however. New skiers are born every season and welcomed to the world of Troll Ski Resort.
Discover the 50-year legacy of Troll Ski Resort in this SnowSeekers.ca story.
Tyler Dinsdale was born in Quesnel and became a skier at Troll in the 80s. There are few seasons that he’s missed winter at Troll. Now his whole family is committed to the ski life. From first clicks into bindings on the bunny hill to skinning up the slack-country of this little Cariboo gem, his three boys have progressed in their skiing and their social lives during winters at Troll.
Troll Ski Resort doesn’t rest on its legacy as an under-the-radar, family-friendly ski hill, however. In the last five years, Troll’s skiable terrain has increased 30 per cent with lift access to the incredible Silver Bowl. A community of tiny homes and trailers has sprung up across the road at Trailer Town, the T-Bar Lounge offers up creative winter drinks and local Barkerville Brewery beers for a cozy après experience, and night skiing is coming back this winter.
Read more about how you can celebrate Troll’s 50th season of skiing!
Few things these days are built to last 50 years and even when they are, they don’t always get better with age. But at Troll, there’s always something more brewing and in the next two to three years, a fourth T-bar will provide easy access to the Eastern Slope of Pinegrove Mountain. More to look forward to as Troll heads into its second half century!
Plan your trip
Troll Ski Resort is a 40 minute drive East of Quesnel BC on highway 26, or a 90 minute drive Southeast of Prince George BC.
Learn more about Troll and its friendly local scene here.
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Credit: Bonnie Grenon / SnowSeekers.ca