Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC.
We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area 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 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Terrain Overview
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area has a total of 14 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Elevation
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area has a summit elevation of 5,200 feet, or 1,585 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area'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.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Difficulty Level
42.1out 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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area good for beginners?
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Location
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC.
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Getting to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area), its coordinates of 50.33800, -115.82700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Fairmont Hot Springs, 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 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area.
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||154 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 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area.
|Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport||YXC||Cranbrook, BC||81 km|
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||174 km|
|Lethbridge County Airport||YQL||Lethbridge, AB||230 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area, 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 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area.
|Panorama Mountain Village||Panorama, BC||7,875 ft||71%||32 km|
|Fortress Mountain Resort||Kananaskis, AB||8,400 ft||56%||70 km|
|Kimberley||Kimberly, BC||6,500 ft||60%||73 km|
|Nakiska Ski||Kananaskis, AB||7,415 ft||58%||82 km|
|Banff Sunshine Village||Banff, AB||8,957 ft||79%||86 km|
|Mount Norquay||Banff, AB||8,038 ft||47%||97 km|
|Fernie Alpine Resort||Fernie, BC||7,050 ft||66%||111 km|
|Lake Louise||Lake Louise, AB||8,652 ft||64%||125 km|
|Castle Mountain||Pincher Creek, AB||7,463 ft||79%||126 km|
|Pass Powderkeg||Blairmore, AB||5,183 ft||31%||128 km|
|Kicking Horse||Golden, BC||8,218 ft||88%||137 km|
|Whitewater||Nelson, BC||6,567 ft||62%||140 km|
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,200 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,200 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(25% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|