Skihist Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just N of Cloudburst Peak on the E side of Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park, SW of Lytton, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°11'16''N, 121°54'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 407A, Ashcroft, as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, Kamloops, 1895.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

From the Indian "Sk-haest", meaning "a peak between two ridges".

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.

Skihist means "jump" or "leap", so-named because in mythological times a giant jumped (back and forth ?) from the top of Skihist Mountain to Akasik Mountain. (James Teit, Spences Bridge, 1917)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office