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 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 Purden Ski Village. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Purden Ski Village's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Purden Ski Village around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Purden Ski Village's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
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.
Purden Ski Village Difficulty Level
43out of 100
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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
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 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 nearest the town of Fraser-Fort George F, BC.
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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.
|Prince George Airport||YXS||Prince George, BC||52 km|
|Quesnel Airport||YQZ||Quesnel, BC||106 km|
|Williams Lake Airport||YWL||Williams Lake, BC||191 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.
|Tabor Mountain Ski Resort||Prince George, BC||3,412 ft||39%||38 km|
|Hart Highlands Ski Hill||Prince George, BC||2,493 ft||1%||60 km|
|Troll Ski||Quesnel, BC||5,000 ft||46%||93 km|
Purden Ski Village Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,301 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,199 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,102 ft|
(20% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|