Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort

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 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 Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort.

Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,125'(648 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
470'(143 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,775'(541 m)

Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
34.3out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

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%.
30%(18 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
40%(24 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
30%(18 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 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 nearby the town of Cold Lake, AB.

Cold Lake, AB T9M Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
54.44100, -110.01700

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 AirportYBYBonnyville, AB49 km
Lloydminster AirportYLLLloydminster, AB126 km
Fort McMurray AirportYMMFort McMurray, AB257 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mount Joy Snow ResortLloydminster, AB0 ft27%149 km

Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,125 ft
Base Elevation1,775 ft
Vertical Drop470 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Mountain Stats