Silver Summit Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Yellowhead County, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Silver Summit stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Silver Summit 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 Silver Summit Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Silver Summit's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Silver Summit around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Silver Summit Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Silver Summit has a total of 12 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 640 acres, Silver Summit Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 259 hectares, 1.0 square miles, or 2.6 square kilometers.
Silver Summit's slopes see on average 100 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Silver Summit Ski Resort Elevation
Silver Summit Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,750 feet, or 1,448 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,774 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 976 feet (297 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Silver Summit'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.
Silver Summit Ski Resort Difficulty Level
38.1out of 100
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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
Silver Summit has 640 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Silver Summit is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 35% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 65%.
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 Silver Summit Ski Resort good for beginners?
Silver Summit 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 65% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Silver Summit Ski Resort Location
Silver Summit Ski Resort is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Yellowhead County, AB.
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Getting to Silver Summit Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Silver Summit Ski Resort), its coordinates of 53.89300, -116.56900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Yellowhead County, AB 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 Silver Summit Ski Resort.
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||207 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 Silver Summit.
|Grande Prairie Airport||YQU||Grande Prairie, AB||207 km|
|Peace River Airport||YPE||Peace River, AB||265 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Silver Summit 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 Silver Summit Ski Resort.
|Eastlink Park||Whitecourt, AB||2,447 ft||0%||66 km|
Silver Summit Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,750 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,774 ft|
|Vertical Drop||976 ft|
(35% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||100 inches|