Troll Ski is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Quesnel, BC.
We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Troll Ski stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Troll Ski 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 Troll Ski. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Troll Ski's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Troll Ski around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Troll Ski Terrain Overview
Troll Ski has a total of 16 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Troll Ski 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, 0.4 square miles, or 1.0 square kilometers.
Troll Ski's slopes see on average 150 inches (3.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet every year!
Troll Ski Elevation
Troll Ski has a summit elevation of 5,000 feet, or 1,524 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,300 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,700 feet (518 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Troll Ski'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.
Troll Ski Difficulty Level
46.3out of 100
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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Troll Ski has 240 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Troll Ski is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
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 Troll Ski good for beginners?
Troll Ski 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 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Troll Ski Location
Troll Ski is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Quesnel, BC.
Quesnel, BC V2J Canada
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Getting to Troll Ski
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Troll Ski), its coordinates of 53.06679, -121.94400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Quesnel, 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 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 Troll Ski.
|Quesnel Airport||YQZ||Quesnel, BC||38 km|
|Williams Lake Airport||YWL||Williams Lake, BC||98 km|
|Prince George Airport||YXS||Prince George, BC||104 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Troll Ski, 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 Troll Ski.
|Purden Ski Village||Fraser-Fort George F, BC||4,301 ft||43%||93 km|
|Tabor Mountain Ski Resort||Prince George, BC||3,412 ft||39%||103 km|
|Hart Highlands Ski Hill||Prince George, BC||2,493 ft||1%||116 km|
|Mount Timothy Ski Area||Lac la Hache, BC||5,427 ft||40%||136 km|
Troll Ski Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,000 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,300 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,700 ft|
(33% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 27% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||150 inches|