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!
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.
Apex Mountain Lodging:
Apex Mountain Ski 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, 2 square miles, or 5 square kilometers.
Apex Mountain's slopes see on average 228 inches (90 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 19 feet a year!
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.
Apex Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
49.4out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiiable Area 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%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearby the town of Hedley, BC.
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Getting to Apex Mountain Ski 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 49.39088, -119.91219 (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 Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||238 km|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||279 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 Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||24 km|
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||74 km|
|Kamloops Airport||YKA||Kamloops, BC||151 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.
|Baldy Mountain Resort||Oliver, BC||6,965 ft||35%||56 km|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||56%||80 km|
|Manning Park Ski Area||Manning Park, BC||5,868 ft||51%||81 km|
|Phoenix Mountain Ski Area||Grand Forks, BC||4,652 ft||36%||101 km|
|Sovereign Lake Nordic Center||Vernon, BC||6,060 ft||32%||122 km|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||53%||123 km|
|Silverstar Mountain||Spallumcheen, BC||6,283 ft||62%||124 km|
|Harper Mountain||Kamloops, BC||5,000 ft||43%||149 km|
Apex Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,187 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,187 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,000 ft|
(20% Beginner, 59% Intermediate, 22% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||228 inches|