Phoenix Mountain Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Grand Forks, BC.
We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Phoenix Mountain Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Phoenix Mountain Ski 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 Phoenix Mountain Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Phoenix Mountain Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Phoenix Mountain Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Terrain Overview
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area has a total of 16 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Phoenix Mountain Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 91 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 37 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area's slopes see on average 354 inches (10.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 29 feet every year!
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Elevation
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area has a summit elevation of 4,652 feet, or 1,418 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,147 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 505 feet (154 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Phoenix Mountain 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.
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Difficulty Level
36.3out 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
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area has 91 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Phoenix Mountain Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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 Phoenix Mountain Ski Area good for beginners?
Phoenix Mountain 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Location
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Grand Forks, BC.
Grand Forks, BC V0H Canada
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Getting to Phoenix Mountain Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Phoenix Mountain Ski Area), its coordinates of 49.10400, -118.58400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Grand Forks, 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 Phoenix Mountain Ski Area.
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||72 km|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||84 km|
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||111 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Phoenix Mountain 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 Phoenix Mountain Ski Area.
|Baldy Mountain Resort||Oliver, BC||6,965 ft||35%||48 km|
|RED Mountain||Rossland, BC||6,807 ft||70%||55 km|
|Echo Valley||Colville, WA||3,900 ft||48%||70 km|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||56%||73 km|
|Salmo Ski Hill||Salmo, BC||3,100 ft||33%||94 km|
|Apex Mountain||Hedley, BC||7,187 ft||49%||101 km|
|Whitewater||Nelson, BC||6,567 ft||62%||108 km|
|49 Degrees North||Chewelah, WA||5,774 ft||49%||117 km|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||53%||122 km|
|Silver Mountain||Kellogg, ID||6,300 ft||58%||135 km|
|Summit Lake Ski Area||Nakusp, BC||3,018 ft||11%||135 km|
|Silverstar Mountain||Spallumcheen, BC||6,283 ft||62%||144 km|
|Sovereign Lake Nordic Center||Vernon, BC||6,060 ft||32%||145 km|
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,652 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,147 ft|
|Vertical Drop||505 ft|
(25% Beginner, 44% Intermediate, 31% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||354 inches|