Prince George has its notoriously steep Cutbanks. They are more than just a pre or post-work cardio blast; they are an icon in Prince George.
Climbing up the Cutbanks has become more of a social activity rather than a solo achievement. Do not forget to take a flight on the swing installed by someone unknown at the hill.
Thousands of years ago, as glacial ice sheets melted and formed the Nechako and Fraser Rivers, the steep sandy slopes, now known as The Cutbanks, were formed. The Cutbanks were the site of North America’s only sand race. The “Sandblast” was first held in 1972 and attracted participants from all over the world, including Canadian Ski Champions. It was discontinued in 2004.