Phoenix Mountain Ski Area

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 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 Phoenix Mountain Ski Area.

Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
91(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,652'(1,418 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
505'(154 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,147'(1,264 m)

Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
36.4out of 100
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Phoenix Mountain Ski Area 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

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%.
25%(23 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
44%(40 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
31%(28 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 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 nearby the town of Grand Forks, BC.

Grand Forks, BC V0H Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
49.10400, -118.58400

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 AirportYCGCastlegar, BC72 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC84 km
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC111 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%48 km
RED MountainRossland, BC6,807 ft70%55 km
Echo ValleyColville, WA3,900 ft48%70 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%73 km
Salmo Ski HillSalmo, BC3,100 ft33%94 km
Apex MountainHedley, BC7,187 ft49%101 km
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%108 km
49 Degrees NorthChewelah, WA5,774 ft49%117 km
Loup Loup Ski BowlOkanogan, WA5,280 ft53%122 km
Silver MountainKellogg, ID6,300 ft58%135 km
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%135 km
Silverstar MountainSpallumcheen, BC6,283 ft62%144 km
Sovereign Lake Nordic CenterVernon, BC6,060 ft32%145 km

Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,652 ft
Base Elevation4,147 ft
Vertical Drop505 ft
(25% Beginner,  44% Intermediate,  31% Expert)
Skiable Acres91
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Mountain Stats