Summit Lake Ski Area

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

Summit Lake Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 Summit Lake Ski Area.

Summit Lake Ski Area Lodging:

Summit Lake Ski Area Terrain Overview

Summit Lake Ski Area has a total of 8 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Summit Lake Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 27 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 11 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
8
Ski Lift
Lifts
2
Skier
Skiable Acres
27(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Summit Lake Ski Area Elevation

Summit Lake Ski Area has a summit elevation of 3,018 feet, or 920 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,542 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 476 feet (145 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Summit Lake Ski Area'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
3,018'(920 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
476'(145 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,542'(775 m)

Summit Lake Ski Area Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
10.7out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Summit Lake Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 75% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 476 feet.

 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

Summit Lake Ski Area has 27 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Summit Lake Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 75% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 25% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner
75%(20 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
25%(7 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
0%(0 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 Summit Lake Ski Area good for beginners?

Summit Lake Ski Area is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 75% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Summit Lake Ski Area Location

Summit Lake Ski Area is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Nakusp, BC.

Address:
Nakusp, BC V0G Canada
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Website:
skisummitlake.com/

GPS Coordinates:
50.15900, -117.64200

Getting to Summit Lake Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Summit Lake Ski Area), its coordinates of 50.15900, -117.64200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Nakusp, 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 Summit Lake Ski Area.

NameCodeCityDistance
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB276 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 Summit Lake Ski Area.

NameCodeCityDistance
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC96 km
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC126 km
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC146 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Summit Lake Ski Area, 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 Summit Lake Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%87 km
RevelstokeRevelstoke, BC7,300 ft97%96 km
Silverstar MountainSpallumcheen, BC6,283 ft62%103 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%104 km
Panorama Mountain VillagePanorama, BC7,875 ft71%105 km
Sovereign Lake Nordic CenterVernon, BC6,060 ft32%107 km
Salmo Ski HillSalmo, BC3,100 ft33%111 km
RED MountainRossland, BC6,807 ft70%119 km
KimberleyKimberly, BC6,500 ft60%128 km
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski AreaFairmont Hot Springs, BC5,200 ft42%130 km
Kicking HorseGolden, BC8,033 ft82%133 km
Phoenix Mountain Ski AreaGrand Forks, BC4,652 ft36%135 km
Silver MountainKellogg, ID6,300 ft58%148 km
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%160 km

Summit Lake Ski Area Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation3,018 ft
Base Elevation2,542 ft
Vertical Drop476 ft
Trails8
(75% Beginner,  25% Intermediate,  0% Expert)
Lifts2
Skiable Acres27
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Summit Lake Ski Area Mountain Stats