Quay North Urban Development CEO Gary Mathiesen started his career with a dream of designing and developing ski resort properties. Over the past decade our expansion to Northern BC has made that dream a reality. With passion for community-building, sustainable operations, and celebrating the great outdoors, we continue to grow our team based in Smithers, BC, with the following exciting ventures.



Hudson Bay Mountain in Smithers, BC has been providing a big mountain experience with small town charm since opening in 1969. In the winter enjoy incredible champagne powder snow, family-friendly hospitality, and a mix of terrain to please skiers and snowboarders of any ability. And come back in the spring and summer for year-round adventure! The Resort boasts over 315 acres of skiable terrain with over 41 runs, and more being added each year. With 1,700 feet of total lift-accessed vertical, and 3,775 feet of continuous mountain vertical, we are considered to be one of the best kept secrets in skiing offering uncrowded access to a variety of runs for all levels. The unique location of the resort provides a consistent annual snowfall averaging over 400 centimeters of light, powdery snow annually, and features a ski-out trail right into downtown Smithers, BC.

Thanks to an incredible partnership with Smithers Mountain Bike Association, we will be upgrading chairlifts with the installation of mountain bike upload equipment, and SMBA will be upgrading and enhancing existing trails. Expanded summer operations will also provide access to the alpine for hikers, trail runners and sightseers. Long term plans also include development of future mountain bike trails within the ski area boundaries that will be appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Quay North Urban Development had held sole ownership of the Resort since 2015.





Hudson Bay Mountain Village is Northwest BC’s only master-planned mountain community. Construction of 56 single family ski-in, ski-out residential lots is already underway. Future phases include 77 townhomes, 107 condominium units and a new boutique hotel and spa. Live the year-round mountain lifestyle dream at Hudson Bay Mountain Village. Click here to learn more.


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