Cherry Peak Resort

Cherry Peak Resort is a ski area located in the state of Utah in USA. The resort is in the town of Richmond, UT. We recently ranked all of Utah's ski resorts, so you can see where Cherry Peak Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Cherry Peak Resort is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 with with Cherry Peak Resort.

Cherry Peak Resort Lodging:

Cherry Peak Resort Terrain Overview

Cherry Peak Resort has a total of 20 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 400 acres, Cherry Peak Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 162 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Cherry Peak Resort's slopes see on average 322 inches (127 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
400(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
322"(127 cm)

Cherry Peak Resort Elevation

Cherry Peak Resort has a summit elevation of 7,040 feet, or 2,146 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,775 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,265 feet (386 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Cherry Peak 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
7,040'(2,146 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,265'(386 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
5,775'(1,760 m)

Cherry Peak Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
40.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Cherry Peak Resort 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 70% 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.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Cherry Peak Resort has 400 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Cherry Peak Resort is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(120 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
45%(180 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
25%(100 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 Cherry Peak Resort good for beginners?

Cherry Peak 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Cherry Peak Resort Location

Cherry Peak Resort is located in the state of Utah, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Richmond, UT.

Richmond, UT 84333 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.92600, -111.75600

Getting to Cherry Peak Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Cherry Peak Resort), its coordinates of 41.92600, -111.75600 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Richmond, UT 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 Cherry Peak Resort.

Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT80 mi

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 Cherry Peak Resort.

Ogden Hinckley AirportOGDOgden, UT52 mi
Pocatello Regional AirportPIHPocatello, ID80 mi
Idaho Falls Regional AirportIDAIdaho Falls, ID111 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Cherry Peak 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 Cherry Peak Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Beaver MountainGarden City, UT8,860 ft43%10 mi
Eagle PointHuntsville, UT10,600 ft53%47 mi
Pebble CreekBancroft, ID8,560 ft66%58 mi
Woodward Park CityPark City, UT6,840 ft14%81 mi
Park City MountainPark City, UT10,000 ft76%87 mi
SolitudeSalt Lake City, UT10,035 ft53%90 mi
AltaSalt Lake City, UT10,550 ft53%92 mi
Deer ValleyPark City, UT9,570 ft66%92 mi
BrightonBrighton, UT10,500 ft53%92 mi
SnowbirdSnowbird, UT11,000 ft83%93 mi
Pomerelle MountainAlbion, ID9,000 ft36%99 mi

Cherry Peak Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,040 ft
Base Elevation5,775 ft
Vertical Drop1,265 ft
(30% Beginner,  45% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres400
Avg. Annual Snowfall322 inches
Cherry Peak Resort Mountain Stats