Little Smoky Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Father, AB. We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Little Smoky Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Little Smoky 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 Little Smoky Ski Area.
Little Smoky Ski Area Lodging:
Little Smoky Ski Area Terrain Overview
Little Smoky Ski Area has a total of 11 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Little Smoky Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 70 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 28 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.
Little Smoky Ski Area Elevation
Little Smoky Ski Area has a summit elevation of 0 feet, or 0 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 0 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 192 feet (59 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Little Smoky Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Little Smoky Ski Area Difficulty Level
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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
Little Smoky Ski Area has 70 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Little Smoky Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 0% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 0% trails are rated as intermediate.
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 Little Smoky Ski Area good for beginners?
Little Smoky Ski Area is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 0% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Little Smoky Ski Area Location
Little Smoky Ski Area is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Father, AB.
Father, AB T0H Canada
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Getting to Little Smoky Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Little Smoky Ski Area), its coordinates of 55.46600, -117.18700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Father, 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 Little Smoky Ski Area.
|Peace River Airport||YPE||Peace River, AB||86 km|
|Grande Prairie Airport||YQU||Grande Prairie, AB||112 km|
|Dawson Creek Airport||YDQ||Dawson Creek, BC||190 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Little Smoky 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 Little Smoky Ski Area.
|Misery Mountain Ski Centre||Peace River, AB||1,587 ft||32%||85 km|
|Fairview Ski Hill||Fairview, AB||1,902 ft||40%||106 km|
|Nitehawk Recreation Area||Landry Heights, AB||2,320 ft||30%||115 km|
|Springlake Ski Hill||Spring Lake, AB||0 ft||0%||151 km|
Little Smoky Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||0 ft|
|Base Elevation||0 ft|
|Vertical Drop||192 ft|
(0% Beginner, 0% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|