Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Vernon, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Sovereign Lake Nordic Center stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Lodging:

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center has a total of 57 ski trails, which are serviced by 0 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,269 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,323 hectares, 5 square miles, or 13 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
57
Ski Lift
Lifts
0
Skier
Skiable Acres
3,269(13 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort Elevation

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,060 feet, or 1,847 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,040 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,020 feet (311 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center'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
6,060'(1,847 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,020'(311 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
5,040'(1,536 m)

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
32.1out of 100
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Sovereign Lake Nordic Center 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 54% 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

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center has 3,269 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 46% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 54%.
Beginner
46%(1,504 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
33%(1,079 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
21%(686 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 Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort good for beginners?

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center 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 54% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort Location

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Vernon, BC.

Address:
Vernon, BC V1B Canada
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Website:
sovereignlake.com/

GPS Coordinates:
50.36244, -119.11386

Getting to Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort), its coordinates of 50.36244, -119.11386 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Vernon, 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 Sovereign Lake Nordic Center.

NameCodeCityDistance
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC49 km
Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC101 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC106 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort, 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 Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Silverstar MountainSpallumcheen, BC6,283 ft62%4 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%72 km
Sun PeaksSun Peaks, BC7,060 ft65%80 km
Harper MountainKamloops, BC5,000 ft43%83 km
RevelstokeRevelstoke, BC7,300 ft97%94 km
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%107 km
Apex MountainHedley, BC7,187 ft49%122 km
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%135 km
Phoenix Mountain Ski AreaGrand Forks, BC4,652 ft36%145 km
Clearwater Ski HillClearwater, BC4,100 ft26%155 km

Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation6,060 ft
Base Elevation5,040 ft
Vertical Drop1,020 ft
Trails57
(46% Beginner,  33% Intermediate,  21% Expert)
Lifts0
Skiable Acres3,269
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort Mountain Stats