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.
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.
Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort Difficulty Level
32.1out 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.
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 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 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.
Vernon, BC V1B Canada
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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.
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||49 km|
|Kamloops Airport||YKA||Kamloops, BC||101 km|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||106 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.
|Silverstar Mountain||Spallumcheen, BC||6,283 ft||62%||4 km|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||56%||72 km|
|Sun Peaks||Sun Peaks, BC||7,060 ft||65%||80 km|
|Harper Mountain||Kamloops, BC||5,000 ft||43%||83 km|
|Revelstoke||Revelstoke, BC||7,300 ft||97%||94 km|
|Summit Lake Ski Area||Nakusp, BC||3,018 ft||11%||107 km|
|Apex Mountain||Hedley, BC||7,187 ft||49%||122 km|
|Baldy Mountain Resort||Oliver, BC||6,965 ft||35%||135 km|
|Phoenix Mountain Ski Area||Grand Forks, BC||4,652 ft||36%||145 km|
|Clearwater Ski Hill||Clearwater, BC||4,100 ft||26%||155 km|
Sovereign Lake Nordic Center Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,060 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,040 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,020 ft|
(46% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 21% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|