Harper Mountain Ski Resort

Harper Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Kamloops, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Harper Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Harper Mountain 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 Harper Mountain Ski Resort.

Harper Mountain Lodging:

Harper Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Harper Mountain has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 400 acres, Harper Mountain Ski 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.

Harper Mountain's slopes see on average 156 inches (61 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
15
Ski Lift
Lifts
3
Skier
Skiable Acres
400(2 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
156"(61 cm)

Harper Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Harper Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,000 feet, or 1,524 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,400 feet (427 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Harper Mountain'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
5,000'(1,524 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,400'(427 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,600'(1,097 m)

Harper Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
43.1out of 100
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Harper Mountain 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

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

Harper Mountain 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%(100 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
50%(200 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
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 Harper Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Harper Mountain 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.

Harper Mountain Ski Resort Location

Harper Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Kamloops, BC.

Address:
Kamloops, BC V2C Canada
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Website:
harpermountain.com/

GPS Coordinates:
50.72364, -120.13830

Getting to Harper Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Harper Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 50.72364, -120.13830 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Kamloops, 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 Harper Mountain Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC276 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 Harper Mountain.

NameCodeCityDistance
Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC22 km
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC101 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC145 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Harper Mountain Ski 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 Harper Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sun PeaksSun Peaks, BC7,060 ft65%25 km
Sovereign Lake Nordic CenterVernon, BC6,060 ft32%83 km
Silverstar MountainSpallumcheen, BC6,283 ft62%86 km
Clearwater Ski HillClearwater, BC4,100 ft26%102 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%141 km
RevelstokeRevelstoke, BC7,300 ft97%141 km
Apex MountainHedley, BC7,187 ft49%149 km
Mount Timothy Ski AreaLac la Hache, BC5,427 ft39%153 km

Harper Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation5,000 ft
Base Elevation3,600 ft
Vertical Drop1,400 ft
Trails15
(25% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Lifts3
Skiable Acres400
Avg. Annual Snowfall156 inches
Harper Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats