Whispering Pines is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Worsley, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Whispering Pines stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Whispering Pines 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 Whispering Pines. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Whispering Pines's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Whispering Pines around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Whispering Pines Terrain Overview
Whispering Pines has a total of 18 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Whispering Pines is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 130 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 53 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.5 square kilometers.
Whispering Pines's slopes see on average 79 inches (2.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Whispering Pines Elevation
Whispering Pines has a summit elevation of 3,478 feet, or 1,060 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,018 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 460 feet (140 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Whispering Pines'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.
Whispering Pines Difficulty Level
39.8out 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
Whispering Pines has 130 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Whispering Pines is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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 Whispering Pines good for beginners?
Whispering Pines 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Whispering Pines Location
Whispering Pines is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Worsley, AB.
Worsley, AB T0H Canada
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Getting to Whispering Pines
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Whispering Pines), its coordinates of 56.60300, -119.39200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Worsley, AB 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 Whispering Pines.
|Fort St John Airport||YXJ||Fort St.John, BC||92 km|
|Dawson Creek Airport||YDQ||Dawson Creek, BC||107 km|
|Peace River Airport||YPE||Peace River, AB||127 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Whispering Pines, 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 Whispering Pines.
|Fairview Ski Hill||Fairview, AB||1,902 ft||42%||83 km|
|Big Bam Ski Hill||Taylor, BC||1,538 ft||14%||98 km|
|Bear Mountain Ski Hill||Dawson Creek, BC||3,250 ft||0%||113 km|
|Springlake Ski Hill||Spring Lake, AB||0 ft||0%||122 km|
Whispering Pines Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,478 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,018 ft|
|Vertical Drop||460 ft|
(30% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 40% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||79 inches|