Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Landry Heights, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Nitehawk Recreation Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Nitehawk Recreation Area 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 Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Nitehawk Recreation Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Nitehawk Recreation Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Nitehawk Recreation Area Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Nitehawk Recreation Area has a total of 9 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Nitehawk Recreation Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 250 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 101 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 1.0 square kilometers.
Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort Elevation
Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,320 feet, or 707 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,739 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 580 feet (177 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Nitehawk Recreation Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort Difficulty Level
31.3out 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
Nitehawk Recreation Area has 250 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Nitehawk Recreation Area is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 50% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 50%.
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 Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort good for beginners?
Nitehawk Recreation 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 50% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort Location
Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Landry Heights, AB.
Landry Heights, AB T8V Canada
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Getting to Nitehawk Recreation Area Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort), its coordinates of 55.05600, -118.86000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Landry Heights, 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 Nitehawk Recreation Area.
|Grande Prairie Airport||YQU||Grande Prairie, AB||14 km|
|Dawson Creek Airport||YDQ||Dawson Creek, BC||113 km|
|Peace River Airport||YPE||Peace River, AB||157 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Nitehawk Recreation Area 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 Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort.
|Springlake Ski Hill||Spring Lake, AB||0 ft||0%||68 km|
|Fairview Ski Hill||Fairview, AB||1,902 ft||41%||106 km|
|Bear Mountain Ski Hill||Dawson Creek, BC||3,250 ft||0%||115 km|
Nitehawk Recreation Area Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,320 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,739 ft|
|Vertical Drop||580 ft|
(50% Beginner, 20% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|