Baldy Mountain Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Oliver, BC.
We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Baldy Mountain Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Baldy Mountain Resort is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Baldy Mountain Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Baldy Mountain Resort's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Baldy Mountain Resort around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Baldy Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Baldy Mountain Resort has a total of 35 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 600 acres, Baldy Mountain Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 243 hectares, 0.9 square miles, or 2.4 square kilometers.
Baldy Mountain Resort's slopes see on average 258 inches (6.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 21 feet every year!
Baldy Mountain Resort Elevation
Baldy Mountain Resort has a summit elevation of 6,965 feet, or 2,123 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,371 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 594 feet (181 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Baldy Mountain Resort'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.
Baldy Mountain Resort Difficulty Level
36.8out 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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Baldy Mountain Resort has 600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Baldy Mountain Resort is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 29% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 71%.
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 Baldy Mountain Resort good for beginners?
Baldy Mountain Resort 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 71% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Baldy Mountain Resort Location
Baldy Mountain Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Oliver, BC.
Oliver, BC V0H Canada
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Getting to Baldy Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Baldy Mountain Resort), its coordinates of 49.15300, -119.23600 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Oliver, 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 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 Baldy Mountain Resort.
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||43 km|
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||90 km|
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||117 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Baldy Mountain 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 Baldy Mountain Resort.
|Phoenix Mountain Ski Area||Grand Forks, BC||4,652 ft||38%||48 km|
|Apex Mountain||Hedley, BC||7,187 ft||51%||56 km|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||61%||67 km|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||55%||102 km|
|RED Mountain||Rossland, BC||6,807 ft||72%||102 km|
|Echo Valley||Colville, WA||3,900 ft||50%||111 km|
|Sovereign Lake Nordic Center||Vernon, BC||6,060 ft||33%||135 km|
|Silverstar Mountain||Spallumcheen, BC||6,283 ft||64%||135 km|
Baldy Mountain Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,965 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,371 ft|
|Vertical Drop||594 ft|
(29% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 29% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||258 inches|