Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Cold Lake, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Kinosoo Ridge Snow 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 work with Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort's website.
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Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Terrain Overview
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort has a total of 13 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort 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.
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort's slopes see on average 150 inches (4.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet every year!
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Elevation
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort has a summit elevation of 2,125 feet, or 648 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,775 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 470 feet (143 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Difficulty Level
34.2out 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
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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 Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort good for beginners?
Kinosoo Ridge Snow 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Location
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Cold Lake, AB.
Cold Lake, AB T9M Canada
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Getting to Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort), its coordinates of 54.44100, -110.01700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Cold Lake, 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 Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort.
|Bonnyville Airport||YBY||Bonnyville, AB||49 km|
|Lloydminster Airport||YLL||Lloydminster, AB||126 km|
|Fort McMurray Airport||YMM||Fort McMurray, AB||257 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Kinosoo Ridge Snow 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 Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort.
|Mount Joy Snow Resort||Lloydminster, AB||0 ft||27%||149 km|
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,125 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,775 ft|
|Vertical Drop||470 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||150 inches|