Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Drayton Valley, AB. We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill 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 Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill.
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill Lodging:
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill Terrain Overview
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill has a total of 13 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 26 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 11 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill Elevation
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill has a summit elevation of 2,450 feet, or 747 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,286 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 164 feet (50 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill Difficulty Level
27.4out of 100
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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
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill has 26 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 33% trails are rated as intermediate.
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 Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill good for beginners?
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill Location
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Drayton Valley, AB.
Drayton Valley, AB T7A Canada
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Getting to Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill), its coordinates of 53.23700, -114.92400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Drayton Valley, AB 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 Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill.
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||90 km|
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||244 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 Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill.
|Bonnyville Airport||YBY||Bonnyville, AB||299 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill, 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 Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill.
|Rabbit Hill Snow Resort||Edmonton, AB||2,306 ft||17%||84 km|
|Snow Valley Mountain||Running Springs, CA||7,841 ft||51%||95 km|
|Medicine Lodge Ski Area||Bentley, AB||3,615 ft||24%||98 km|
|Edmonton Ski Club||Edmonton, AB||2,165 ft||29%||101 km|
|Sunridge Ski Area||Edmonton, AB||2,060 ft||40%||109 km|
|Eastlink Park||Whitecourt, AB||2,447 ft||0%||110 km|
|Gwynne Valley Ski Area||Wetaskiwin, AB||2,434 ft||8%||117 km|
|Silver Summit||Yellowhead County, AB||4,750 ft||38%||131 km|
|Canyon Ski Area||Red Deer, AB||2,950 ft||28%||133 km|
|Innisfail Ski Hill||Innisfail, AB||3,133 ft||13%||148 km|
|Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area||Tawatina, AB||2,234 ft||37%||152 km|
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,450 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,286 ft|
|Vertical Drop||164 ft|
(40% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 27% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|