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 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 with with Powder King Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Powder King Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Powder King Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Powder King Mountain Mountain 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, 1.4 square miles, or 3.7 square kilometers.
Powder King Mountain's slopes see on average 492 inches (15.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 41 feet every year!
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.
Powder King Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
51.2out 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
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 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 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 nearest the town of Fraser-Fort George, BC.
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Getting to Powder King Mountain Mountain 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.
|Fort St John Airport||YXJ||Fort St.John, BC||152 km|
|Dawson Creek Airport||YDQ||Dawson Creek, BC||158 km|
|Prince George Airport||YXS||Prince George, BC||164 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.
|Little Mac Ski Hill||Mackenzie, BC||2,611 ft||9%||30 km|
|Hart Highlands Ski Hill||Prince George, BC||2,493 ft||1%||154 km|
|Tabor Mountain Ski Resort||Prince George, BC||3,412 ft||37%||158 km|
Powder King Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,500 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,500 ft|
(37% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||492 inches|