Powder King Mountain Ski Resort

Powder King Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Fraser-Fort George, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Powder King Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Powder King Mountain 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 Powder King Mountain Ski Resort.

Powder King Mountain Lodging:

Powder King Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Powder King Mountain has a total of 37 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 925 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 374 hectares, 1 square miles, or 4 square kilometers.

Powder King Mountain's slopes see on average 492 inches (194 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 41 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
37
Ski Lift
Lifts
3
Skier
Skiable Acres
925(4 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
492"(194 cm)

Powder King Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Powder King Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,500 feet, or 1,676 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,500 feet (762 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Powder King Mountain'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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
5,500'(1,676 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,500'(762 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,000'(914 m)

Powder King Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
51.1out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Powder King Mountain 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 63% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 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

Powder King Mountain has 925 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Powder King Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 37% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 63%.
Beginner
37%(342 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
Intermediate
38%(352 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
Expert
25%(231 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 Powder King Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Powder King Mountain 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 63% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Powder King Mountain Ski Resort Location

Powder King Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Fraser-Fort George, BC.

Address:
Fraser-Fort George, BC V0J Canada
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Website:
powderking.com/

GPS Coordinates:
55.36200, -122.61300

Getting to Powder King Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Powder King Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 55.36200, -122.61300 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Fraser-Fort George, 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 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 Powder King Mountain.

NameCodeCityDistance
Fort St John AirportYXJFort St.John, BC152 km
Dawson Creek AirportYDQDawson Creek, BC158 km
Prince George AirportYXSPrince George, BC164 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Powder King Mountain 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 Powder King Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Little Mac Ski HillMackenzie, BC2,611 ft9%30 km
Hart Highlands Ski HillPrince George, BC2,493 ft1%154 km
Tabor Mountain Ski ResortPrince George, BC3,412 ft37%158 km

Powder King Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation5,500 ft
Base Elevation3,000 ft
Vertical Drop2,500 ft
Trails37
(37% Beginner,  38% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Lifts3
Skiable Acres925
Avg. Annual Snowfall492 inches
Powder King Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats