Schuss Boomer Downhill

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Race Notice 2023

Race Day March 18, 2023 on Hudson Bay Mountain




  • Online Registrations commence February 23, 2023 at 9:00 am
  • Registration will be online and at a gathering the evening before the race. There will be no Saturday, day of race registrations.
  • The race will be capped at 150 competitors
  • When you register you will either register as a 3 racer team or an individual, indicating each racers category, gender and age.
  • An optional speed camp will be held for any interested participants on the Friday before the race. speed camp
  • Online Registrations close March 16, 2023 at 9:00 pm


Event: Schuss Boomer Recreational Downhill Race
Location: Hudson Bay Mountain Resort, Smithers BC
Organization: Smithers Ski & Snowboard Club
Date: Saturday March 18, 2023
Registration: Commence February 23 at 9:00 am until Thursday March 16 at 9:00 pm
March 17, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Smithers Brewing Co.
Checkin: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Course Inspection: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Race: 11:10 am

A downhill ski race for all ages*, of all abilities and skiing expertise the Schuss Boomer Downhill is one of but a handful of surviving town downhill races left in Canada. Now about to celebrate it's 37th running.

This traditional one day event, combining the fun race and the need for speed. Our event remains both a fun event and a serious event for those who feel the "Need for Speed". Come on out and challenge your spouse, your friends or yourself and have a fun weekend of skiing and general merriment and foolishness at Hudson Bay Mountain Resort on Saturday March 18, 2023.

There are several different components to this one day event:

  • The fun race consists of teams of three (3) dressed up in costume and individual racers. Each team picks an estimated time and the closest “combined guessed time” for the team wins.
  • The individuals with the need-for-speed compete to be the fastest on the mountain. (both run time and radar speed)

As well as this traditional one day downhill event, additional racing has been added on;

Speed Camp

Optional speed camp the day before the race. Multiple coaches working together to provide safe and effective training. This will be a structured day with working from partial runs to full course. Timed runs in afternoon.

March 17, 2023 9:00 am Smithers Ski & Snowboard Club cabin

Alpine Combined

Optional traditional Alpine Combined Format the day after the race (1 run DH + 1 run Slalom = Combined Time). Full length slalom course on Cinderella. All Schussboomer registrants will be automatically included.

March 19, 2023 12:00 pm Smithers Ski & Snowboard Club cabin

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. However, if you have specific information requests, please refer to our contact information below or e-mail schussboomer

published March 18, 2023