Salmo Ski Hill is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Salmo, BC.
We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Salmo Ski Hill stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Salmo Ski Hill 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 Salmo Ski Hill. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Salmo Ski Hill's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Salmo Ski Hill around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Salmo Ski Hill Terrain Overview
Salmo Ski Hill has a total of 5 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Salmo Ski Hill is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 170 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 69 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.7 square kilometers.
Salmo Ski Hill's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Salmo Ski Hill Elevation
Salmo Ski Hill has a summit elevation of 3,100 feet, or 945 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Salmo Ski Hill's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Salmo Ski Hill Difficulty Level
34.3out 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
Salmo Ski Hill has 170 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Salmo Ski Hill is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
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 Salmo Ski Hill good for beginners?
Salmo Ski Hill 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 60% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Salmo Ski Hill Location
Salmo Ski Hill is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Salmo, BC.
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Getting to Salmo Ski Hill
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Salmo Ski Hill), its coordinates of 49.18600, -117.30000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Salmo, 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 large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Salmo Ski Hill.
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||317 km|
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 Salmo Ski Hill.
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||27 km|
|Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport||YXC||Cranbrook, BC||119 km|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||169 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Salmo Ski Hill, 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 Salmo Ski Hill.
|Whitewater||Nelson, BC||6,709 ft||69%||28 km|
|RED Mountain||Rossland, BC||6,807 ft||72%||40 km|
|Silver Mountain||Kellogg, ID||6,300 ft||60%||48 km|
|Echo Valley||Colville, WA||3,900 ft||50%||76 km|
|Phoenix Mountain Ski Area||Grand Forks, BC||4,652 ft||38%||94 km|
|49 Degrees North||Chewelah, WA||5,774 ft||51%||100 km|
|Schweitzer Mountain||Sandpoint, ID||6,400 ft||69%||106 km|
|Kimberley Alpine Resort||Kimberly, BC||6,500 ft||62%||109 km|
|Summit Lake Ski Area||Nakusp, BC||3,018 ft||11%||111 km|
|Turner Mountain||Libby, MT||5,952 ft||70%||117 km|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||61%||132 km|
|Mt. Spokane||Mead, WA||5,889 ft||51%||140 km|
|Baldy Mountain Resort||Oliver, BC||6,965 ft||37%||141 km|
|Panorama Mountain||Panorama, BC||8,038 ft||87%||161 km|
Salmo Ski Hill Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,100 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(40% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|