Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area

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 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 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
14
Ski Lift
Lifts
4
Skier
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
5,200'(1,585 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,000'(305 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,200'(1,280 m)

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
42.2out of 100
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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 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

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
25%(15 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
Intermediate
42%(25 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
Expert
33%(20 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 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 nearby the town of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC.

Address:
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC V0B Canada
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Website:
fairmonthotsprings.com/things-to-do/sk

GPS Coordinates:
50.33800, -115.82700

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB154 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC81 km
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC174 km
Lethbridge County AirportYQLLethbridge, AB230 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Panorama Mountain VillagePanorama, BC7,875 ft71%32 km
Fortress Mountain ResortKananaskis, AB8,400 ft55%70 km
KimberleyKimberly, BC6,500 ft60%73 km
Nakiska SkiKananaskis, AB7,415 ft58%82 km
Banff Sunshine VillageBanff, AB8,957 ft79%86 km
Mount NorquayBanff, AB8,038 ft47%97 km
Fernie Alpine ResortFernie, BC7,050 ft65%111 km
Lake LouiseLake Louise, AB8,652 ft64%125 km
Castle MountainPincher Creek, AB7,463 ft79%126 km
Pass PowderkegBlairmore, AB5,183 ft31%128 km
Kicking HorseGolden, BC8,033 ft82%137 km
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%140 km

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation5,200 ft
Base Elevation4,200 ft
Vertical Drop1,000 ft
Trails14
(25% Beginner,  42% Intermediate,  33% Expert)
Lifts4
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area Mountain Stats