Purden Ski Village

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

Purden Ski Village 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 Purden Ski Village.

Purden Ski Village Lodging:

Purden Ski Village Terrain Overview

Purden Ski Village has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Purden Ski Village is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
25
Ski Lift
Lifts
3
Skier
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Purden Ski Village Elevation

Purden Ski Village has a summit elevation of 4,301 feet, or 1,311 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,199 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,102 feet (336 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Purden Ski Village'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
4,301'(1,311 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,102'(336 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,199'(975 m)

Purden Ski Village Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
41.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Purden Ski Village 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 80% 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

Purden Ski Village has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Purden Ski Village is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner
20%(12 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
55%(33 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%(15 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 Purden Ski Village good for beginners?

Purden Ski Village 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Purden Ski Village Location

Purden Ski Village is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Fraser-Fort George F, BC.

Address:
Fraser-Fort George F, BC V2L Canada
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Website:
purden.com/

GPS Coordinates:
53.90000, -121.88400

Getting to Purden Ski Village

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Purden Ski Village), its coordinates of 53.90000, -121.88400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Fraser-Fort George F, 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 Purden Ski Village.

NameCodeCityDistance
Prince George AirportYXSPrince George, BC52 km
Quesnel AirportYQZQuesnel, BC106 km
Williams Lake AirportYWLWilliams Lake, BC191 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Purden Ski Village, 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 Purden Ski Village.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Tabor Mountain Ski ResortPrince George, BC3,412 ft37%38 km
Hart Highlands Ski HillPrince George, BC2,493 ft1%60 km
Troll SkiQuesnel, BC5,000 ft45%93 km

Purden Ski Village Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation4,301 ft
Base Elevation3,199 ft
Vertical Drop1,102 ft
Trails25
(20% Beginner,  55% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Lifts3
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Purden Ski Village Mountain Stats