Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort

Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Running Springs, CA. We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Snow Valley Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Snow Valley Mountain 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.

Snow Valley Mountain Lodging:

Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Snow Valley Mountain has a total of 32 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snow Valley Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 240 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 97 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
32
Ski Lift
Lifts
12
Skier
Skiable Acres
240(1 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,841 feet, or 2,390 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,800 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,041 feet (317 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Snow Valley Mountain'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
7,841'(2,390 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,041'(317 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,800'(2,073 m)

Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
50.9out of 100
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Snow Valley Mountain 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 87% 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

Snow Valley Mountain has 240 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Snow Valley Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 13% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 87%.
Beginner
13%(31 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
41%(98 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
46%(110 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 Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Snow Valley Mountain 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 87% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort Location

Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Running Springs, CA.

Address:
Running Springs, CA 92382 USA
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Website:
snow-valley.com/

GPS Coordinates:
53.48400, -113.55700

Getting to Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 53.48400, -113.55700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Running Springs, CA 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 Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB12 mi
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB165 mi

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 Snow Valley Mountain.

NameCodeCityDistance
Bonnyville AirportYBYBonnyville, AB128 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snow Valley Mountain 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 Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Edmonton Ski ClubEdmonton, AB2,165 ft29%5 mi
Rabbit Hill Snow ResortEdmonton, AB2,306 ft17%9 mi
Sunridge Ski AreaEdmonton, AB2,060 ft40%10 mi
Gwynne Valley Ski AreaWetaskiwin, AB2,434 ft8%37 mi
Tawatinaw Valley Ski AreaTawatina, AB2,234 ft37%57 mi
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski HillDrayton Valley, AB2,450 ft27%59 mi
Long Lake Ski HillBoyle, AB0 ft0%75 mi
Medicine Lodge Ski AreaBentley, AB3,615 ft24%77 mi
Canyon Ski AreaRed Deer, AB2,950 ft28%82 mi

Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation7,841 ft
Base Elevation6,800 ft
Vertical Drop1,041 ft
Trails32
(13% Beginner,  41% Intermediate,  46% Expert)
Lifts12
Skiable Acres240
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Snow Valley Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats