Apex Mountain Ski Resort

Apex Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Hedley, BC.

We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Apex Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Apex Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Apex Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Apex Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Apex Mountain has a total of 67 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,112 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 450 hectares, 1.7 square miles, or 4.5 square kilometers.

Apex Mountain's slopes see on average 228 inches (69 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 19 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,112(5 km2)
Annual Snowfall
228"(6,949 cm)

Apex Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Apex Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,187 feet, or 2,190 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,187 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,000 feet (610 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Apex Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
7,187'(2,190 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,000'(610 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
5,187'(1,581 m)

Apex Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
49.5out of 100
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Apex Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 81% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Apex Mountain has 1,112 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Apex Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 81%.
Green Circle
20%(217 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
59%(651 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
22%(245 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Apex Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Apex Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 81% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Apex Mountain Ski Resort Location

Apex Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Hedley, BC.

Hedley, BC V0X Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
49.39100, -119.91200

Getting to Apex Mountain Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Apex Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 49.39100, -119.91200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Hedley, BC to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Apex Mountain Ski Resort.

Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC238 km
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA279 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Apex Mountain.

Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC24 km
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC74 km
Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC151 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Apex Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Apex Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%56 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%80 km
Manning Park Ski AreaManning Park, BC5,868 ft51%81 km
Phoenix Mountain Ski AreaGrand Forks, BC4,652 ft36%101 km
Sovereign Lake Nordic CenterVernon, BC6,060 ft32%122 km
Loup Loup Ski BowlOkanogan, WA5,280 ft53%123 km
Silverstar MountainSpallumcheen, BC6,283 ft62%124 km
Harper MountainKamloops, BC5,000 ft43%149 km

Apex Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,187 ft
Base Elevation5,187 ft
Vertical Drop2,000 ft
(20% Beginner,  59% Intermediate,  22% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,112
Avg. Annual Snowfall228 inches
Apex Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats