Optimist Hill Ski Resort

Optimist Hill Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. The resort is in the town of Saskatoon, SK. We recently ranked all of Saskatchewan's ski resorts, so you can see where Optimist Hill stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Optimist Hill 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 Optimist Hill Ski Resort.

Optimist Hill Lodging:

Optimist Hill Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Optimist Hill has a total of 5 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Optimist Hill is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 49 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 20 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
49(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Optimist Hill Ski Resort Elevation

Optimist Hill Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,706 feet, or 520 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,637 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 69 feet (21 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Optimist Hill has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,706'(520 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
69'(21 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,637'(499 m)

Optimist Hill Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
0out of 100
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Optimist Hill is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 100% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 69 feet.


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

Optimist Hill has 49 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Optimist Hill is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 100% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 0% trails are rated as intermediate.
100%(49 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
0%(0 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
0%(0 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 Optimist Hill Ski Resort good for beginners?

Optimist Hill 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. 100% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Optimist Hill Ski Resort Location

Optimist Hill Ski Resort is located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Saskatoon, SK.

Saskatoon, SK S7J Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
52.09600, -106.68800

Getting to Optimist Hill Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Optimist Hill Ski Resort), its coordinates of 52.09600, -106.68800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Saskatoon, SK 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 Optimist Hill.

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International AirportYXESaskatoon, SK8 km
Prince Albert Glass FieldYPAPrince Albert, SK142 km
Regina International AirportYQRRegina, SK232 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Optimist Hill 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 Optimist Hill Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance

Optimist Hill Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,706 ft
Base Elevation1,637 ft
Vertical Drop69 ft
(100% Beginner,  0% Intermediate,  0% Expert)
Skiable Acres49
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Optimist Hill Ski Resort Mountain Stats