The East Branch ski hill is a small ski hill serviced by a Mueller handle bar tow of approximately 300 metres in length. The ski hill is located 3.5 km from the parking lot at the Rainbow Range trail head, which is adjacent to Highway 20, approximately 40 km west of Anahim Lake or 95km east of Bella Coola. The lat/long of the parking lot is 52 31.968'N, 125 48.797'W, while the lat/long of the ski hill is 52° 32.235'N, 125° 50.946'W. The trail to the ski hill is a good groomed trail, with an 8-10' groomed width and takes approximately 45 minutes on snow shoes or skis with skins. Most boarders and skiers either have their own snowmobiles to get to the hill, or there is usually someone who will give you a ride from the parking lot on a snowmobile. The ski hill operates every Sunday and some special holidays normally from mid-December until late April. The hours of operation are from 10:30 till 3:30. Lineups are not usually a problem as our facility has adequate capacity to keep up to customers.
If you don't plan on becoming a Tweedsmuir Ski Club member then you will need to bring the exact change for your lift fee ($10 for a student, $15 for adult and $35 for a family/day), but riders who are ski club members will have their name recorded and they will be sent a monthly invoice for lift fees.
A ropeway handlebar tow powered by a Honda gas engine carries riders to the top in just over 2 minutes. Only the bottom of area of the ski hill between the Roundhouse and the loading station of the lift is groomed as the remaining portion of the hill is famous for its ungroomed powder snow. Beginners can practice on the hill between the Roundhouse and the lift, but they have to walk back up.
The 2011/12 Schedule of operations is listed below.