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!
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 work with Thunder Hill Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Thunder Hill Ski Area's website.
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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
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.
Thunder Hill Ski Area Difficulty Level
28.4out 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
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.
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 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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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 Airport||YDN||Dauphin, MB||148 km|
|The Pas Airport||YQD||The Pas, MB||220 km|
|Brandon Municipal Airport||YBR||Brandon, MB||261 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.
|Duck Mountain Ski Area||Kamsack, SK||1,001 ft||33%||51 km|
|Asessippi Ski Area & Resort||Inglis, MB||1,814 ft||35%||120 km|
Thunder Hill Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,880 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,430 ft|
|Vertical Drop||450 ft|
(45% Beginner, 32% Intermediate, 23% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|