Salmo Ski Hill

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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!

Season Passes

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 with with Salmo Ski Hill. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Salmo Ski Hill's website.

Lodging Options

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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Salmo Ski Hill's slopes see on average 120 inches (37 m) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
170(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
120"(3,658 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,100'(945 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,000'(305 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,100'(640 m)

Salmo Ski Hill Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
33.1out of 100
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Salmo Ski Hill 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 60% 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.

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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
Green Circle
40%(68 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
40%(68 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
20%(34 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 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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GPS Coordinates:
49.18600, -117.30000

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 AirportYYCCalgary, AB317 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 AirportYCGCastlegar, BC27 km
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC119 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC169 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%28 km
RED MountainRossland, BC6,807 ft70%40 km
Silver MountainKellogg, ID6,300 ft58%48 km
Echo ValleyColville, WA3,900 ft48%76 km
Phoenix Mountain Ski AreaGrand Forks, BC4,652 ft36%94 km
49 Degrees NorthChewelah, WA5,774 ft49%100 km
Schweitzer MountainSandpoint, ID6,400 ft67%106 km
KimberleyKimberly, BC6,500 ft60%109 km
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%111 km
Turner MountainLibby, MT5,952 ft68%117 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%132 km
Mt. SpokaneMead, WA5,889 ft49%140 km
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%141 km
Panorama Mountain VillagePanorama, BC7,875 ft71%161 km

Salmo Ski Hill Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,100 ft
Base Elevation2,100 ft
Vertical Drop1,000 ft
(40% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres170
Avg. Annual Snowfall120 inches
Salmo Ski Hill Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.