Hidden Valley Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Elkwater, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Hidden Valley Ski Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Hidden Valley Ski Resort 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 with with Hidden Valley Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Hidden Valley Ski Resort's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Hidden Valley Ski Resort around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Hidden Valley Ski Resort has a total of 6 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Hidden Valley Ski Resort is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 50 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 20 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Hidden Valley Ski Resort's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Elevation
Hidden Valley Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,593 feet, or 1,400 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,937 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 656 feet (200 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Hidden Valley Ski 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.
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Difficulty Level
32.1out 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
Hidden Valley Ski Resort has 50 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Hidden Valley Ski Resort is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 38% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 62%.
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 Hidden Valley Ski Resort good for beginners?
Hidden Valley Ski 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 62% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Location
Hidden Valley Ski Resort is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Elkwater, AB.
Elkwater, AB T0J Canada
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Getting to Hidden Valley Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hidden Valley Ski Resort), its coordinates of 49.65700, -110.26100 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Elkwater, 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 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 Hidden Valley Ski Resort.
|Medicine Hat Airport||YXH||Medicine Hat, AB||52 km|
|Lethbridge County Airport||YQL||Lethbridge, AB||183 km|
|Great Falls International Airport||GTF||Great Falls, MT||255 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hidden Valley 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 Hidden Valley Ski Resort.
Hidden Valley Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,593 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,937 ft|
|Vertical Drop||656 ft|
(38% Beginner, 37% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|