Manning Park Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Manning Park, BC.
We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Manning Park Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Manning Park Ski Area is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Manning Park Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Manning Park Ski Area Terrain Overview
Manning Park Ski Area has a total of 34 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Manning Park Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 140 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 57 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Manning Park Ski Area's slopes see on average 296 inches (9.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 24 feet every year!
Manning Park Ski Area Elevation
Manning Park Ski Area has a summit elevation of 5,868 feet, or 1,788 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,451 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,417 feet (432 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Manning Park Ski Area'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.
Manning Park Ski Area Difficulty Level
51.1out 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
Manning Park Ski Area has 140 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Manning Park Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 24% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 76%.
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 Manning Park Ski Area good for beginners?
Manning Park Ski Area 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 76% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Manning Park Ski Area Location
Manning Park Ski Area is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Manning Park, BC.
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Getting to Manning Park Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Manning Park Ski Area), its coordinates of 49.06700, -120.91800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Manning Park, 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 Manning Park Ski Area.
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||165 km|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||207 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 Manning Park Ski Area.
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||105 km|
|Abbotsford International Airport||YXX||Abbotsford, BC||105 km|
|Bellingham International Airport||BLI||Bellingham, WA||122 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Manning Park 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 Manning Park Ski Area.
|Mt. Baker||Deming, WA||5,000 ft||47%||72 km|
|Apex Mountain||Hedley, BC||7,187 ft||49%||81 km|
|Sasquatch Mountain||Agassiz, BC||4,501 ft||52%||82 km|
|Baldy Mountain Resort||Oliver, BC||6,965 ft||35%||123 km|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||53%||124 km|
|Stevens Pass||Leavenworth, WA||5,845 ft||55%||147 km|
|Ski Bluewood||Dayton, WA||5,670 ft||42%||147 km|
|Mount Seymour||North Vancouver, BC||4,150 ft||34%||152 km|
Manning Park Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,868 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,451 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,417 ft|
(24% Beginner, 32% Intermediate, 44% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||296 inches|