Thunder Hill Ski Area

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Thunder Hill Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of Manitoba in Canada. The resort is in the town of Benito, MB.

We recently ranked all of Manitoba's ski resorts, so you can see where Thunder Hill Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Thunder Hill Ski Area 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 with with Thunder Hill Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Thunder Hill Ski Area's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Thunder Hill Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Thunder Hill Ski Area Terrain Overview

Thunder Hill Ski Area has a total of 22 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Thunder Hill Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Thunder Hill Ski Area Elevation

Thunder Hill Ski Area has a summit elevation of 1,880 feet, or 573 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,430 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 450 feet (137 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Thunder Hill Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,880'(573 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
450'(137 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,430'(436 m)

Thunder Hill Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
27.4out of 100
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Thunder Hill 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 45% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 450 feet.


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

Thunder Hill Ski Area has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Thunder Hill Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 45% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 32% trails are rated as intermediate.
Green Circle
45%(27 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
32%(19 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
23%(14 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 Thunder Hill Ski Area good for beginners?

Thunder Hill 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. 45% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Thunder Hill Ski Area Location

Thunder Hill Ski Area is located in the province of Manitoba, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Benito, MB.

Benito, MB R0L Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
52.01700, -101.60800

Getting to Thunder Hill Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Thunder Hill Ski Area), its coordinates of 52.01700, -101.60800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Benito, MB 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 Thunder Hill Ski Area.

Dauphin Barker AirportYDNDauphin, MB148 km
The Pas AirportYQDThe Pas, MB220 km
Brandon Municipal AirportYBRBrandon, MB261 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Thunder Hill 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 Thunder Hill Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Duck Mountain Ski AreaKamsack, SK1,001 ft32%51 km
Asessippi Ski Area & ResortInglis, MB1,814 ft34%120 km

Thunder Hill Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,880 ft
Base Elevation1,430 ft
Vertical Drop450 ft
(45% Beginner,  32% Intermediate,  23% Expert)
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Thunder Hill Ski Area Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.